SAVE THE DATE!!!

“AGE FRIENDLY MONTGOMERY-WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU”.

 

Sponsored By:

The Montgomery County Commission on Aging

March 29th 2017 from 9am to 12:30pm

(8:30am-9am Meet & Greet)

LEARN how Age Friendly Montgomery supports and improves the lives of our older residents and those who serve them.

 

ASK your questions!

SHARE your thoughts and ideas !!!

 

 

COUNTY RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES ARE INVITED TO FORUM ON BENEFITS OF AGE FRIENDLY MONTGOMERY COUNTY INITIATIVE – “AGE FRIENDLY MONTGOMERY-WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU."

To help residents and businesses learn more about the benefits of an age-friendly initiative and give them a voice in the program – The Montgomery County Commission on Aging (COA) will sponsor a forum on March 29th, 2017 from 9am to 12:30pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building: 1 Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MD 20910. “AGE FRIENDLY MONTGOMERY–WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU” will explain how this program will impact and improve the lives of all of our residents. It is also aimed at gathering input about how the program can be customized and publicized in order to deliver maximum value to our community.

 
A panel of experts will talk about the initiative and participate in discussion groups, to further our understanding and engagement of this program. This event will focus on the following: Housing, Transportation, Communication, and Home & Community Based Services. Future forums will focus on other areas of concern including: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment, Support and Health Services, Emergency Preparedness and Resilience, Elder Abuse, Neglect and Fraud and also Age Friendly Business Practices.

 

In 2015, the Commission on Aging -- an advisory group to the County Executive and County Council -- recommended that the county should apply for an invitation to the World Health Organization's “Age Friendly Cities and Communities Program" administered by AARP. In December 2015, the county's application to become an Age Friendly County was accepted. As a result, “Age Friendly Montgomery County Initiative" was formed to implement the new changes to our community.

 

County Executive Ike Leggett is encouraging senior residents, non-profits and businesses and other interested parties, to take part in the March 29th event. Mr. Leggett had recently stated that, “enrollment in World Health Organization’s 'Age Friendly Program' administered by AARP systematically offers better living by planning achievable goals, coordinating departmental efforts, eliminating wasteful duplication, providing timely and practical information and delivering relevant and useful services while monitoring quality and progress.”

The Silver Spring Civic Center is served by Metrobus and Metrorail and indoor parking is available on Fenton Street opposite the center.

RSVP to Tremayne Jones at  240-777-3252.  

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