Enjoy the events list and announcements for this month. Much is happening, so bookmark this page and don't forget to share it with your community.
1. Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm @ NCC Christian Church Community: Twitter for the non-Tweeters:
North Chevy Chase Connection is hosting Pam Holland for a free event:
Have you ever heard about “Hashtags”, “Tweets” and wondered what all the fuss is about? Take a tour of Twitter, one of the most popular as well as controversial social media sites that exist currently. Even if you have sent a Tweet, there are many uses for Twitter. This includes research, following breaking news, keeping in touch with politics and much more. Learn what a "hashtag" is all about and how Twitter is being used to conduct business, enhance customer service, promote the arts and connect with friends and promote political views.
Presented by Pam Holland, President of TechMoxie, a tech consulting and support company that helps businesses and individuals with every day technology, including instruction, troubleshooting and support. Pam is passionate about making technology more accessible and understandable even to the most tech-hesitant.
The church is located at 8814 Kensington Pkwy, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
2. Sunday, September 10 Noon to 4 pm: 50+Expo:
The Beacon's free, annual 50+Expo will return to the Silver Spring Civic Center in
downtown Silver Spring (1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910) featuring informative government, nonprofit, business exhibitors, health screenings, flu shots (free with Medicare card) entertainment, giveaways and door prizes.
Matt Quinn of Quinn's Auctions, a seven-year veteran of "Antiques Roadshow" will deliver the keynote address: "What valuables are hiding in your attic or basement?"
Also, professionals from Quinn's Auctions will be on site to provide verbal appraisals of hand-carryable items (art, books, crystal, jewelry, etc.).
The winner of this year's Grand Door Prize at each Expo will win a trip for two to China! The prize will include airfare taking off from Washington, most meals, luxury hotels, guided tours and more.
The Beacon Newspaper's 50+Expo is presented as a community service with support from Montgomery County.
3. Monday, September 25 12:00-1:30, Olney Home for Life is hosting a Falls Prevention Seminar at Longwood Community Center
A Senior Fitness and Wellness Specialist will talk about recent research in the field and offer exercise ideas to prevent falls
Please register with Marsha Weber at 301-605-3248
Longwood Community Center Address: 19300 Georgia Avenue Brookeville MD, 20833
4. Monday, September 25th 4:30-6pm, Watch Party with Dr. Atul Gawande hosted Silver Spring Village:
This watch party was planned last winter as part of the 15th anniversary of the village movement but was canceled due to snow. Dr. Gawande will talk about the importance and the power of communities as we grow older. Silver Spring Village has now partnered with Montgomery College to offer this event at their Cultural Art Center on 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910
To RSVP: click this email link.
1. September is Falls Prevention month
Throughout the county there will be plenty of free events. This is all parts of an awareness campaign centered around Falls Prevention. Please encourage your members to check out the full listing in the September’s issue of the Senior Beacon.
2. TED talk about Ageism
Thank you to Isabelle Schoenfeld for sharing this.
3. Age Friendly Initiative info sheet and website
Marcia Pruzan has created some communication resources about Age-Friendly Montgomery.
She is always available to come to your village and speak about what the initiative is and what it means to your community.
4. Volunteer Manual recently produced by Chava Ball
Chava Ball, Chai Baltimore Village Engagement Director recently completed a wonderful volunteer manual. Some key parts from the manual can be shared electronically. If you are interested in learning more about it, come by my office. I have the full version in print!
5. Leisure World now has a village planning group
Aging and Disability Services
401 Hungerford Drive, 4th floor.
Rockville, MD 20850