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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Volunteers with the Montgomery County Commission on Aging’s (COA) Ambassador Program will host several presentations in April and May to share information on the various resources available for older adults.  

The events will serve as an information-sharing platform and an opportunity for older adults to voice their needs and interests. 

“I appreciate our ambassadors helping us inform residents about vital County resources and also ensure their voices are heard," said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. "I thank the Commission on Aging for hosting these events, and I hope residents will attend these sessions as we work together to support and empower our older adult residents."  

Topics will include: 

  • Volunteer programs seeking community involvement. 
  • ARC Respite Coordination Program, which offers up to 140 hours per fiscal year of free respite care for eligible individuals caring for loved ones at home.  
  • Accessing free, durable medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, and shower chairs. 
  • Life transition programs and free transportation services tailored for County residents 60 and older. 

Event time and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 23. 10-11 a.m. White Oak Senior Center, 1700 Apple Lane, Silver Spring. 
  • Wednesday, April 24. 1-2 p.m. East County Village Seniors, East County Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring. 
  • Tuesday, April 30. 10-11 a.m. Leisure World, 2901 N Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring.  
  • Monday, May 6. 12:30-–3 p.m.  White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 
  • Tuesday, May 7. 2-3 p.m. Courts of Clarksburg, 21922 Boneset Way, Germantown.  

For more information on the events or the Commission on Aging, call the Aging and Disability Resource Unit at 240-777-3000. 

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Release ID: 24-181
Media Contact: Nordea Lewis
Categories: Education