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 Winter (and other emergencies)?
Listed below are some documents that may help you prepare for upcoming storms (predicted and otherwise).
Montgomery County Senior Resources and Reports
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Reporting Fraud and Scams
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, several brochures with useful information on avoiding falls
- 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.
- Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health
- A senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), both part of the National Institutes of Health.
- 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.
- Certified Aging in Place Specialists - A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in the unique needs of the older adult population, aging in place home modifications, common remodeling projects, and solutions to common barriers. Note - Enter your zip code in the search criteria to find specialists nearby.
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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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