Many May Events

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Move More Montgomery Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20853

The event is FREE and open to the public and dogs.
The field-day type festival, will feature a community walk, sport and fitness demonstrations, active performances and mini-classes, interactive wellness booths and the Fido Fitness Arena.  The event will be held rain or shine.  The festival is also the culminating event for the Move More Montgomery 100 Mile Challenge.  Residents who completed the challenge by walking or running 100 miles in 100 days will be recognized at the event.  For more information, click here or call 240-777-6946.

9th Annual Active Aging Expo
Monday, May 8, 2017 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Activity Center at Bohrer Park (next to Gaithersburg High School)
506 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

A FREE event day filled with energy, educational talks, interactive demonstrations, facials, massages, manicures, and preventive screenings. Fun activities include caricature drawings, temporary tattoos and a photo booth.  The day will feature a variety of speakers covering an array of topics including “Estate Planning and Elder Law Essentials,” “Staying Safe Online,” “Save Your Memory & Your Mind,” and “Age Friendly Montgomery.” Fitness demonstrations and other interactive activities include Balance, Yoga, LaughingRX, and Painting with Acrylics.

Not-for-profit organizations with information on health and wellness as well as businesses that specialize in serving older adults will also be on hand. Please note that the Benjamin Gaither Center will be closed on May 8 as all staff will be involved in this event.  No registration is necessary. Just show up and be prepared to change your life. We encourage everyone to bring a canned good to be donated to Manna Food Center. For information, please contact 301-258-6380. 

Design for Life Showcase
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building,
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Design for Life provides accessible homes for all ages and lifestyles.  Montgomery County provides a Property Tax Credit to help you do it. Educate residents and building professionals about the Design for Life Property Tax Credit Incentives to increase accessible homes in Montgomery County.  Meet local organizations and builders showcasing accessible features and homes for all ages and stages. For more information, or to request a registration form, contact:

To Drive or Not to Drive – Keeping Your Keys!
Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Free parking available at A&R building. Event will take place in Gilchrist Hall. 

A FREE special event, featuring resource exhibits, eye screenings and lectures (Suleiman Alibhai, O.D., F.A.A.O., Low Vision Specialist  and Timothy Jones, O.T., Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist).  Vision is essential to safe driving. How do you know when to stop? Learn about the effects of aging eyes on our ability to drive and possible options for keeping one's keys. Visit resource exhibits, enjoy light refreshments, and more.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or

Aging in Montgomery County: Building a Safer Community Together
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
(light refreshment at 5:30 pm and program will begin at 6:00 pm)
Silver Spring Civic Building, Great Hall, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This FREE ECHO (Empowering Community Health Organizations) workshop aims to raise awareness on elder abuse and provide resources to improve the safety of older adults in their communities.  Representatives from various Montgomery County and state agencies will discuss issues of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (particularly financial exploitation) among older adults.   Learn about warning signs and prevention strategies.  A resource fair will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm where local organizations and programs will be in attendance to provide information and resources for older adults. 

Registration is required due to limited space.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 3, 2017. You can register online by clicking here or by calling Diem-Thanh (Tanya) Dang at 240-777-4517.  

Learn How to Use Public Transportation at Upcoming Ride Smart Travel Training Workshop 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and
Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover how to navigate the National Capital region using low-cost public transportation during this free workshop. Registration is required. Please call Connect-A-Ride at 301-738-3252.

2017 Behavioral Health Resource Fair-Across the Lifespan
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Activity Center at Bohrer Park (next to Gaithersburg High School)
506 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Come learn about mental health wellness, prevention, treatment and recovery services. More than 45 Montgomery County Behavioral Health exhibitors.  Open to the public.  FREE admission and parking.  For more information, call 240-777-1400.

Senior Nutrition
Questions about diet, food, nutrition and health?  Speak directly with a registered dietitian on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am -11:00 am at 240-777-1100.

The Senior Connection Makes it Easy to Say YES to Volunteering
The Senior Connection relies on volunteers to drive seniors to medical appointments or to help with grocery shopping. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a big difference in someone’s life.

Choose when to volunteer through a web-based scheduling system. Training and liability coverage are provided. New volunteer trainings take place each month at Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring. For more information, contact or call 301-962-0820.

Seniors Today 

May Topics:  Austin Heyman learns about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, transportation options and consumer protection.

Program airs at the following times: Sunday - (6:00pm) | Mon - (10:00am) | Tues - (1:00am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm) | Thurs - (2:30am, 6:00pm) | Fri -  (10:30am) | Sat - (2:00am).

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