RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
Below are links to some of the villages, groups, or agencies that can be informational for seniors (and their families) who want to know more about this lifestyle.
Similar Communities Nearby (Aging in Place "Villages")
If you live in Montgomery County (MC), Maryland
, and want to locate the Village in your neighborhood, please view this Interactive Map
. If there is no Village in your MC neighborhood and you need transportation, please contact Connect a Ride
between 9 AM and 5 PM, 301-738-3253.
For a full listing of Washington, DC Area Villages
, including those in development, please see the listing on the Washington Area Village Exchange, or WAVE website
. For information on the national Village movement
, please visit the Village To Village Network, or VtoV network.
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Are you ready for emergencies (storms leading to power and water outages, etc.)?
Listed below are some documents that may help you prepare for upcoming storms (predicted and otherwise).
Maryland and Montgomery County Senior Resources and Reports
- New!! Senior Call Check Program sponsored by the Maryland Department of Aging. This is a pilot program which will place a daily call to registered older residents of the state. You can learn more about the program on the website, and sign up for it there, or call 1-800-243-3425
- Montgomery County Website for Seniors
- This website contains a wide variety of information and additional links, including those shown below.
- Montgomery County DHHS Website for Seniors
- NEW!! Dementia Friendly Montgomery County - Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of dementia; understand how you can help those living with dementia to stay in their homes longer; and become a "Dementia Friend".
- Montgomery County Police Department's Project Lifesaver - about wandering adults -how to plan, just in case
- Montgomery County Seniors Today - archive of television shows with information of interest to Montgomery County seniors
- File of Life - The File of Life packet enables Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel to obtain a quick and accurate medical history when a patient or family member is unable to offer one. Click on the link in the website to print a version that you can complete and put on your refrigerator.
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Reporting Fraud and Scams
NEW!! Scams: What You Need to Know - A comprehensive list and descriptions of common scams, especially by telephone, from Maryland State Attorney General's Division of Consumer Protection.
If you have received phone calls purportedly from an IRS agent saying you owe taxes, contact the Treasury Department:
If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/. If you have caller ID, give the TIGTA people the scammer's phone number.
If you think you've been scammed, read this article
, then call the Fraud Hotlines listed below.
- The FTC: 877-382-4357 - they are keeping detailed records and trying to find the perpetrators.
- The U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging Fraud Hotline: 855-303-9470 - they're trying to enact some form of legislation to stop or slow down these types of calls.
- Homeland Security Tip Line: 866-347-2423 (option 9) - they too will investigate.
- If money actually changes hands, the Montgomery County Fraud Division: 301-279-8000 - they'll investigate if an actual crime occurs.
Other Organizations - Links to Organizations and Reports
- From the CDC, A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
- AARP HomeFit Guide - The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home," suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. As both an educational resource and a personalized tool kit, the AARP HomeFit Guide provides lessons, suggestions and practical solutions. Additional resources from AARP can be found here.
- Widowed Persons Outreach
- Bereavement Support Groups, Educational Seminars, One-on-One Mentor Volunteers, Newsletter, and Special Events
Iona Senior Services - in Northwest DC
- Iona's Loan Closet - will gladly accept lightly used aging-related items (wheelchairs, canes, tub seats, etc.), and new hygiene, nutrition, and food, items (incontinence products, unopened liquid nutrition supplements, etc.)
- National Aging in Place Council
- Aging in Place Initiative
- Naturally Occuring Retirement Communities
- Beacon Hill Village - a U.S. prototype
- Jewish Council for the Aging
Aging in Place Websites
- Aging In Place Technology Watch - A market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice.
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This is a movement initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and developed and implemented by more than 40 medical specialty, allied health and consumer organizations to identify the rationale for the use of some of the most common diagnostic tests and therapies, as well as to indicate the most common unneccessary/potentially harmful uses.
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Updated: 8/12/19 fp