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Senior Planet Montgomery to Host ‘Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Seniors’ with County Executive Marc Elrich, Council President Sidney Katz from 6-7 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, June 3, on Zoom and CCM

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program designed for County learners 60 and older, will host a “Virtual Town Hall for Seniors” featuring Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Sidney Katz from 6-7 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, June 3. The meeting, which will be available on Zoom video conferencing, will provide an opportunity to ask questions and address issues about senior-specific programs and the COVID-19 health crisis. Due to high demand, the meeting also will be televised live on County Cable Montgomery.

To participate in the meeting, advance registration is required. Registration can be done at https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsceiurjouG9Fwdi8Tjp_kTSEkBIju5lnw or https://bit.ly/2U3ooDP.  Montgomery County residents can view the meeting live with closed captioning on County Cable Montgomery (CCM) by tuning to Comcast Channel 6 or 996 HD;  RCN Channel 6 or 1056 HD; or Verizon Channel 30. 

Questions can be submitted ahead of the meeting with the registration form. In addition, participants can record themselves asking a question on video and submit it to mocoinfo@seniorplanet.org.

Those wishing to participate will not need to have a Zoom account in advance.

Those new to Zoom can join the town hall early. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be a drop-in "Zoom test." The time will be provided so inexperienced Zoom users can test their connections and receive assistance on using Zoom's features.

To learn how to use Zoom video conferencing, click here to check out a handout created by Senior Planet.  Zoom works with iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.

After registering for the town hall meeting, participants will receive a confirmation email from Senior Planet Montgomery with the subject line: “Montgomery County Virtual Senior Town Hall Confirmation.” The email will contain information about joining the meeting.

Over the last two months, more than 3,600 participants have joined virtual programs and online classes designed for seniors hosted by Senior Planet Montgomery.

The program is supported by the County’s Department of Technology Services’ ultraMontgomery program in partnership with nonprofit OATS (Older Adults Technology Services). The County’s Department of Recreation and Montgomery County Public Libraries also are partners in helping provide the classes at no charge to participants.

For more information about Senior Planet Montgomery and to view its virtual program offerings, visit https://seniorplanet.org/Montgomery. The team can be contacted at 240-753-0676 or via email at mocoinfo@seniorplanet.org.

To sign up for the Senior Planet Montgomery newsletter, which includes detailed information about upcoming classes, go to https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/newsletters/.

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Release ID: 20-288
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915