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For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Joining the national recognition of May as “Older Americans Month,” Montgomery County’s Aging and Disability Services—part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)—and Montgomery County Recreation will celebrate older adults on Friday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Long Branch Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The free event, designed for individuals ages 55 and over, will include fitness demonstrations, music, food tastings, caregiver resources, vendor tables and giveaways.

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center is located at 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, a time to recognize older Americans' contributions, highlight aging trends and reaffirm commitments to serving the older adults. The 2024 theme is “Powered by Connection,” which recognizes the profound impact of meaningful relationships and social connections on health and well-being. 

“Older Americans Month is a time to honor the invaluable contributions of our older residents, who play a vital role in our community,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Their wisdom, experience and dedication enrich us in countless ways. The Long Branch Recreation Center event is a fun way to celebrate our older adults with activities that support their health and well-being.”

To register, visit the ActiveMONTGOMERY website or call 240-777-6840. Montgomery County Recreation is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Call 240-777-6840 or click here to request accommodations.

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Release ID: 24-232
Media Contact: Jennifer Garfinkel 240-962-1506
Categories: Consumer, Health, Recreation, Senior