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2013-2014 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Activities................................................................... Adult Day Care Centers................................................. Continuing Education.................................................... Elder Abuse............................................................... Emergency Response Systems......................................... Employment............................................................... Financial Assistance..................................................... General Information...................................................... Health...................................................................... Home Care Services..................................................... Hospice and Palliative Care............................................ Housing.................................................................... Kinship Care.............................................................. Legal....................................................................... Library Services.......................................................... Nutritional Programs..................................................... Recreation and Leisure.................................................. Transportation............................................................ Volunteer Opportunities................................................. Youth Services............................................................ More Resources..........................................................

RESOURCE GUIDE for Seniors & Family Caregivers Associate Publisher

Doug S. Hayes

Director of Creative Services

Ellen Pankake

Prepress Manager

John Schmitz

Designer

Lorraine Walker

Special thanks to the Prince George’s County Aging Services Division, which reviewed and/or updated the listings in this publication.

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ACTIVITIES Senior Centers

Senior centers in Prince George’s County offer a wide range of services for those 60 and older. Special events, recreation, classes, information and referrals are provided at these facilities. Tours and trips for seniors are also offered through these centers and transportation and nutritious hot meals are available.

Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 301-809-2300 • TTY 301-446-3402

Brandywine Area Senior Center

Gwynn Park Middle School 8000 Dyson Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 301-782-7576 • TTY 301-446-3402

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center

6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748 301-449-0490 • TTY 301-446-3402

Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center

5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743 301-386-5525 • TTY 301-446-3402

Greenbelt Senior Center

15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301) 397-2208 • TTY 301-446-3402

Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center

4009 Wallace Road, North Brentwood, MD 20772 (301) 699-1238 • TTY 301-446-3402

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center

4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights, MD 20743 301-735-2400 • TTY 301-446-3402

Langley Park Senior Activity Center

Helping Hands Adult Day Care

Lancaster Bible College

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center

Helping Hands Adult Day Care Riverdale Park

(301) 985-7000

1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20783 301-408-4343 • TTY 301-446-3402 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707 301-206-3350 • TTY 301-446-3402

ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS Adult day care is a planned program of activities designed to promote well-being though social and health related services. Adult day care centers operate during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, providing a safe, supportive, cheerful environment. Nutritious meals that accommodate special diets are typically included, along with an afternoon snack. Adult day care centers can be public or private, nonprofit or for-profit. The intent of an adult day center is primarily twofold: • To provide older adults an opportunity to get out of the house and receive both mental and social stimulation • To give caregivers a much-needed break to attend to personal needs, or to simply rest and relax Adult day care centers are licensed, monitored group facilities that provide various services, including medication management, various types of therapies and meals.

Crescent Ridge Adult Day Care

7121 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 856-5553 • Medical Day Care

University of Maryland University College

4409 East West Hwy., Riverdale, MD 20737 (301) 277-3337 • Medical Day Care

Strayer University Prince George’s Campus (Suitland)

Joseph A. Gilmore Senior Adult Day Care Center

TESST College of Technology (Beltsville)

608 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (301) 808-1513 • Medical Day Care

Success is Yours

15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301) 534-3153 • Medical Day Care

We Care Adult Services, Inc.

1717 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (301) 925-1515 • Medical Day Care

CONTINUING EDUCATION Prince George’s Community College Senior Program (SAGE) (301) 322-0787

Prince George’s Community College Largo (301) 336-6000

Prince George’s Community College Hyattsville (301) 277-5934

7001 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 567-1885 • Medical Day Care

(301) 405-1000

Golden Age Adult Day Care Center of Bowie, Inc.

Bowie State University

3112 Belair Drive, Bowie, MD (301) 262-3900 • Medical Day Care

(301) 552-1400

University of Maryland College Park Campus

(301) 860-4000

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(301) 423-3600 (301) 937-8448

ELDER ABUSE There are several types of abuse of older people that are universally recognized. They include physical, psychological, financial, sexual, neglect, rights abuse and self-neglect. Through various agencies, Prince George’s County provides resources and information to help stop and prevent elder abuse.

Prince George’s County Department of Family Services, Administration on Aging Elder Abuse Outreach (301) 265-8454

Department of Family Services Administration on Aging Ombudsman Program (nursing home & assisted living facility) (301) 265-8450

Crisis Response (301) 927-4500

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department Cell Phone Program (240) 286-3299


EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS Push Button Emergency Help

(301) 216-2112

ADT Security Services, Inc. (800) 568-1216

Alert One

Prince George’s County Job Hotline

MedBank

Catholic Charities

Maryland Unemployment Insurance Claimant Information Service

1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration

Community Ministries of Prince George’s County

Utility/Rental Assistance

Community Support Systems

(301) 883-6200

(301) 313-8000

Maryland State Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Prince George’s County

(410) 230-6001

(570) 321-5433

Automated Security Alert, Inc.

(800) 338-7114

Wider Opportunities for Women (202) 464-1596

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Lifeline

1-800-797-4191

Life Alert

1-800- 370-7635

UCAP

(301) 372-1491

211 Maryland

1-800-492-0618

Help By Phone (301) 699-9009

Eviction Prevention (301) 909-6362

Medicaid Home & Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults

Salvation Army

Maryland State Department of Human Resources Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP)

Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid)

Bethel House

American Red Cross

Maryland Workforce Exchange

(301) 856-9606

(301) 883-6350

The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services’ Office of Home Energy Programs helps Prince George’s County’s families pay their utility bills, minimizes heating crises, and makes energy costs more affordable. Contact the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Energy Assistance Program at (301) 909-6300.

Health Care (301) 265-8450

Senior Training and Employment Program (STEP)

(301) 499-2319

(United Community Against Poverty) 301-322-5700

EMPLOYMENT (301) 618-8425 (Prince George’s County One Stop Career Center)

(202) 772-4300

1-877-435-7755

Medicare Social Security Administration

(301) 277-6103 (301) 372-1700

Mission of Love

1-800-352-1446 (301) 559-8500

Washington Area Fuel Fund

1-800-772-1213

(301) 333-4440

(301) 277-6103

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Volunteers of America Hyattsville

Laurel Advocacy

Kaiser BRIDGE Program

Capitol Heights

(301) 265-8450 (301) 856-9427

(301) 699-2800

(301) 776-0442

(301) 336-0626

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Always Best Care of Prince George’s County South provides companion services, Including transportation, non-medical inhome personal care, and personalized assisted living and independent living finder and referral services.

Seniors4Seniors Counseling provides services unique to older adults to address such issues as: • Later Life Depression • Loss of Loved Ones • Economic Strains • Relationship/Family Issues • Unexpected Life Events • Loneliness and Isolation • Adjusting to Retirement • A Variety of other Senior Issues • Spiritual Coaching • Nutritional Counseling

Seniors4Seniors is aware that a “listening ear” by an experienced mental health professional of similar age is often preferred by older adults. We offer individual, family, marital and group counseling. For those presented with travel difficulty, on site private sessions may be considered. Group presentations and workshops are also available.

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FOOD Bethel House

(301) 372-1700

Bowie Community Pantry

(301) 262-6765

Top Banana Home Delivery

(301) 372-3663

The Jericho City of Praise Church

(301) 333-0500

Counting All Children (301) 499-2319

Food Stamps, Department of Social Services (301) 209-5000

UCAP

(301) 322-5700

HOUSING

Emergency housing is provided through the Homeless Hotline. The hotline offers emergency referrals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people experiencing homelessness. Individuals and families in need of emergency shelter may call the hotline directly at (888) 731-0999 or (301) 854-7140.

Department of Housing and Community Development

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Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County

9400 Peppercorn Place, Largo, MD 20774 (301) 883–HOME (4663)

(301) 731-1203

Department of Housing and Community Development Home Ownership Center

1-888-731-0999 or (301) 864-7140

(301) 883–5501 or (301) 883-5503

Department of Housing and Community Development Foreclosure Prevention

(301) 883–HOME (4663)

Department of Housing and Community Development Home Rehabilitation Program

(301) 883-5570

Department of Housing and Community Development Home Weatherization Assistance Program (301) 883-5570

Department of Social Services, Eviction Prevention Program (301) 909-6330

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Accessible Homes for Seniors Program (866) 602-0064

Maryland Homeowners Preserving Equity (HOPE) Hotline - Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling Program (877) 462-7555

Community Ministries of Prince George’s County

(301) 499-2319

Family Emergency Shelter

GENERAL INFORMATION AND REFERRALS AARP

Red Cross

1-866-438-4636

Register of Wills

(202) 434-2277

(301) 952-3250

Animal Control

State Department of Aging

(301) 883-6009

1-800-243-3425

Office of Community Relations

Veteran’s Administration

(301) 776-0442

(301) 952-4729 (Trash, street lights, etc.)

(202) 273-7453 1-800- 827-4000

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Emergency Services Unit

Elder Care Locator Services

Vital Statistics

1-800-677-1116

(410) 764-3038 (main number)

Homelessness Prevention

(301) 430-8020

Board of Elections

Environmental Resources

Help By Phone (301) 699-9009

Laurel Advocacy

(301) 209-5000

Homelessness prevention is a program that helps residents avoid eviction or foreclosure. You may be eligible to receive financial help to pay your rent or mortgage when faced with a one-time crisis. Contact the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services at (301) 909-9362.

Homelessness Prevention Program (301) 909-6362

Shelter Hotline

1-888-731-0999

Victory House

(301) 341-4995

Virtuous Enterprises, Inc. (301) 203-4888

Winter Haven

(301) 776-0442

Department of Family Services (301) 265-8400

Department of Social Services

(301) 909-6000

Literacy

(301) 699-9770

MVA Largo, MD

1-800-950-1682

Prince George’s County Information

(301) 350-9700

Police - Non Emergency

(301) 352-1200

Prince George’s County Health Department (301) 883-7879

Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission (301) 883-6170

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Bulky Trash

(301) 952-7600

Leaf Collection

311 or (301) 952-7630

Empty homes/grass issues (301) 883-5810

Public Works General (301) 499-8520

Trash Removal (301) 499-8520

Downed Trees

(301) 499-8520

Drainage Issues

(301) 883-5600 or 5832


HEALTH Prince George’s County Health Department (301) 856-9600

Division of Adult and Geriatric Adult Health Program (301) 883-3526

Office of Health Care Quality (410) 402-8217

Cancer American Cancer Society (301) 933-9350

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church

610 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD (301) 808-1584

Arthritis Arthritis Foundation Metropolitan Washington Chapter

(202) 537-6800

Blind and Vision Impaired Industries Columbia Lighthouse (240) 737-5100

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland

Cancer Care

(410) 737-2600

Maryland Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Division of Rehabilitation Services, Prince George’s County

1-(800) 813-4673 (443) 471-1600

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer 1-888-245-9455

Prince George’s County Health Department Division of Adult and Geriatric Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (301) 883-3525

Prostate Cancer Support

(301) 877-5700 • (301) 499-5567

Colorectal Cancer Program

(301) 883-3524

Prince George’s County Health Department Center for Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives (CHLI) (301) 883-3153

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Alzheimer’s Association (301) 434-1123

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Washington 1 (800) 272-3900

Alzheimer’s Support Groups Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD (301) 809-2300

Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7503 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD (301) 868-8000

Residents on Greenbelt

9885 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706 (301) 486-1590

Saint Mary of the Mills Church

(301) 306-3600

Cardiovascular Diseases American Heart Association, Prince George’s County Division (800) 242-8721

American Red Cross

1 (866) 438-4636

Dimensions Healthcare System Laurel Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Sharing Group

(301) 497-7901 (for individuals who have had a stroke or other neurological conditions)

Mended Heart, Inc.

(202) 544-8177 (for individuals planning to have or who have undergone heart surgery)

National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Health Information Center (301) 592-8573

Prince George’s County Health Department Division of Adult and Geriatric Health Adult Health Program (301) 883-3526

Prince George’s County Health Department Center for Health Lifestyle Initiatives (CHLI) (301) 883-3153

CLIP AND MAIL

University of Maryland Statewide Health Network (UMSHN) Hypertension and Stroke Education Initiatives and Studies (410) 706-1742

Diabetes American Diabetes Association

114 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel, MD (301) 725-3080

(800) 342-2383

Crescent Ridge Adult Day Center

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7001 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD (301) 567-1885

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(301) 877-5560

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Prince George’s County Health Department Division of Adult and Geriatric Health Adult Health Program

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Prince George’s County (301) 429-0970

(301) 883-3526

Project Home

(301) 909-2044

Prince George’s County Health Department Center for Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives (CHLI)

Medical Society

(301) 883-3153

(physician referral) (301) 386-5669

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Maryland Medical Assistance and Beneficiary Services

Alexander Graham Bell Foundation

(202) 337-5220

(880) 492-5231

Family Service Foundation

(301) 459-2121

HOME CARE SERVICES

Easter Seals Home and Community Services

Home care services are available to seniors who may need assistance with activities of daily living. These services include assistance with light chores, bathing, dressing, shopping and laundry. Many of these services are income and asset based and may accept Medicare/Medicaid.

1 (800) 886-3771

Gallaudet University (202) 651-5000

Office of Public Relations Products and Training (202) 651-5340

Adult Evaluation and Review Services

Maryland Relay

(301) 856-4730

(800) 735- 2259 (TTY) • (800) 201-7165 (Voice) (800) 877-1264 (Spanish)

Department of Family Services Older Adult Medicaid Waiver Program

National Association of the Deaf

(301) 265-8450

(301) 587-1788 • TTY/TDD (301) 587-1789

Senior Care Program

Hearing Loss Association of America

(301) 856-4730

(301) 657-2248 • TTY/TDD (301) 657-2249

Department of Social Services In Home Aide Services

Telecommunications for the Deaf

(301) 589-3786 • TTY/TDD (301) 589-3006

(301) 909-2228

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc.

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(301) 681-6636

Dental Howard University Dental

(202) 806-0440

University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Hospitals - Medical Centers Doctors Community Hospital (301) 552-8118

George Washington University Hospital

(410) 706-7104

(202) 715-4000

Greater Baden Health Services

Georgetown University Hospital

(301) 888-2233

(202) 444-2000

Health Clinics

United Medical Center

Rachael H. Pemberton Senior Heath Center

(202) 574-6000

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (301) 868-8000 Home Health Clinton - (301) 856-3192 Leonardtown - (301) 475-5016

Washington DC VA Medical Center (202) 745-8000

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (301) 295-4611

Washington Adventist Hospital

3601 Taylor St., Brentwood, MD 20722 (301) 927-4987

Holy Cross Hospital

(301) 891-7600

Dyer Health Center

Howard University Hospital

(202) 877-7000 (301) 292-7000

Greater Baden Health Services

Dimensions Healthcare System Laurel Regional Hospital

9314 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD (301) 856-9490 7450 Albert Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 (301) 888-2233

Walker Mill Health Clinic

1458 Addison Road South Capitol Heights, MD (301) 324-1500

Bowie Health Center

15001 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 262-5511

(301) 754-7000 (202) 865-6100

(301) 725-4300

Dimensions Healthcare System Prince George’s Hospital Center (301) 618-2000

Providence Hospital

(202) 269-7000

Sibley Memorial Hospital

(202) 537-4000

Washington Hospital Center Fort Washington Medical Center

Mental Health Department of Family Services Mental Health and Disabilities Administration (301) 265-8400

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

(410) 767-6491

Mental Health Association of Prince George’s County

(301) 699-2737

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Department of Social Services CHORE Services (301) 909-2228

Department of Social Services Respite Program (301) 909-2090

Department of Family Services Family Caregiver Support Program

(301) 265-8450

In-home Health Care Agencies

*For a statewide listing of home health care agencies, call the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Office of Health Care Quality at (410) 402-8217 or 1-877-402-8220. The Home Heath Hotline is 1-800-492-6005.

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE Hospice provides expert, compassionate, endof-life care and assistance for the terminally ill and their families.

Capital Hospice

9200 Basil Court, Suite 200, Largo, MD 20774 (800) 869-2136 • (301) 883-0866 Office

Heartland Hospice

12304 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705 240-264-1692


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Hospice of the Chesapeake

Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Inc.

Bowie Commons

Maryland Community Hospice

Department of Housing and Community Development

Cheval Court

9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo, MD (240) 487-1066 (301) 560-6000

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

3909 New Haven Court, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 249-2575 2611 Luana Drive, Forestville, MD 20747 (301) 736-0685

(301) 883-5501

Subsidized Government Owned Housing

Chillum Oaks

(410) 594-2600

The Housing Authority of Prince George’s County

Emerson House

(301) 883-5501

5999 Emerson St., Bladensburg, MD 20710 (301) 779-6196

HOUSING

Cottage City Towers

Ft. Washington Adventist Apartments

Active Living Communities

Marlborough Towne

1849 Tanow Place, District Heights, MD 20747

11316 Fort Washington Road Ft. Washington, MD 20745 (301) 203-7726

100 Cameron Grove Blvd. Upper Marlboro, MD (301) 249-3900

Owens Road

Friendship Arms

Central Park at Victoria Falls

Sargent & Chillum Road, Chillum, MD 20782

Gateway Village

Prince George’s County Low Income Subsidy Housing

Largo Landing Fellowship House

1-800-658-8898

Visiting Nurses Association Advanced Illness Program

Cameron Grove Adult Resort

13701 Belle Chasse Blvd. Laurel, MD (410) 813-0090

Continuing Care Communities Riderwood Village PHOTODISC/THINKSTOCK

10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721 301-925-9610

3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 301-850-1536

4142 Bunker Hill Road, Cottage City, MD 20772

1100 Owens Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Rollingcrest Village

(Rent is approximately 30 percent of income)

Avondale Manor

4915 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 853-7787

6305 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783 (301) 853-2755

5805 42nd Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781 (301) 779-6566 505 Suffolk Ave., Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301) 336-0141 1077 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (301) 249-2100

Manor Apartments

4907 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 853-2900

Emergency Services at Bowie Health Center

Emergency medical services for adults and children Quicker than a traditional Emergency Room Board certified doctors, with a reputation for excellence Caring and highly skilled nursing staff

15001 Health Center Drive

(Off Northview Drive across from Bowie Town Center)

Open 24 hours, Seven days a week

301-262-5511

www.bowiehealthcampus.org 1870067

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Mrs. Philippines Home for Senior Citizens, Inc.

Vista at Lake Largo

6482 Bock Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 567-9537

500 Harry S. Truman Drive, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 350-4766

Spellman House

Windsor Crossing

Trinity Terrace

Woodside Village

Victory House of Palmer Park

Pin Oak Village

4711 Berwyn House Road, College Park, MD (301) 474-3435 6001 Fisher Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748 (301) 630-7717 7801 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 341-4995

Privately Managed Senior Housing

Privately managed senior housing apartments are considered less than market rate but are not considered low-income. Property owners set fees and prices.

Clinton Manor

8500 Mike Shapiro Drive, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 877-0444

Evergreen Senior Community

3800 Enfield Chase Court, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 218-5150

Fort Washington Manor

5000 Lydianna Lane, Suitland, MD 20746 (301) 669-6540 6801 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD (301) 839-2150 16010 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 464- 6830

Long-Term Care Facilities

A nursing home is a long-term residential facility for those with chronic illnesses or disabilities, particularly older people who have mobility and eating problems. Nursing home facilities may also offer respite care, rehabilitation and other services for a short time.

Bradford Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 7520 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 856-1660

Cherry Lane Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center

10800 Indian Head Hwy. Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 203-7004

9001 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20708 (301) 498-8558

Laurel Lakes

9211 Stuart Lane, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 868-3600

Manor at Victoria Park

10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721 (301) 925-7706

7901 Laurel Lakes Court, Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 317-0500 3420 Rickey Ave., Temple Hills, MD 20748 (301) 630-0096

Marwood Senior Apartments

5605 South Marwood Blvd. Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (301) 599-1700

Parkview at Laurel

9000 Briarcroft Lane, Laurel, MD 20708 (301) 490-1526

Parkview at Bladensburg

4202 58th Ave., Bladensburg, MD 20710 (301) 699-9785

Rainier Manor

3001 Queens Chapel Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 (301) 699-9795

Rollingcrest Commons

6060 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD 20782 (301) 559-2225

Selbourne House of Laurel

501 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 604-2635

St. Paul Senior Living

1207 Addison Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301) 350-1100

Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Collington Episcopal Life Care Center

Crescent Cities

4409 East-West Hwy, Riverdale, MD 20737 (301) 699-2000

Forestville Nursing & Rehab

7420 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747 (301) 736-0240

Fort Washington Nursing & Rehab

12021 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744 (301) 292-0300

Patuxent River Nursing & Rehab

14200 Laurel Park Road, Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 953-7980

Heartland Health Care Center

6500 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783 (301)559-0300

Heartland Health Care Center

1801 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD 20873 (301) 434-0500

Hillhaven Nursing Center

3210 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783 (301) 937-3939

Larkin Chase Nursing & Restorative Center 15005 Health Care Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 805-6070

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Magnolia Center

Circuit Court

8200 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD 20706 (301) 552-2000

(301) 952-3655

District Court - Administrative Clerk

Manor Care Health Center

(301) 298-4000

600 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774 (301) 350-5555

District Court

(301) 298-4200

Pineview Nursing & Rehab Center

Land Records

9106 Pineview Lane, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 356-2930

(301) 952- 3352

Register of Wills

Riderwood Village

3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD (301) 572-1300

(301) 952-3250

Sacred Heart Home Inc.

LIBRARY SERVICES

5805 Queens Chapel Road, Hyattsville, MD 2078 (301) 277-6500

NMS Health Care, St. Thomas More Nursing & Rehab Center

4922 LaSalle Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 864-2333

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7503 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 877-5886

Villa Rosa Nursing Home

3800 Lottsford-Vista Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721 (301) 459-4700

Prince George’s County Department of Family Services Area Agency on Aging Longterm Care Ombudsman Program

6420 Allentown Road, Room 12 Camp Springs, MD 20748 (301) 265-8483

For survey/inspection results of skilled nursing facilities: Nursing Home Compare at www.medicare.gov and Nursing Home www. mhcc.state.md.us

Assisted Living Facilities

Contact the Prince George’s County Aging Services Division for an updated list of facilities at (301) 265-8450.

KINSHIP CARE Kinship care is when close relatives or friends provide child care support in their homes, raising children of parents who are absent or unable to care for them.

Progressive Life Project Utani Kinship Care (301) 386-2652

Prince George’s County, Administration on Aging Family Caregiving program (301) 265-8450

Temporary Cash Assistance (TEA)

1 (800) 332-6347

DIGITALVISION/THINKSTOCK

About Kinship Care Kinship care is when grandparents or other close relatives provide fulltime child care in their homes for another relative’s child or children. The primary reason for providing this support is because the parents of the children are absent or unable to properly care for them. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of placement method for children in the country. Families and social service agencies realize that children greatly benefit when families are kept together. Living with a responsible adult relative sends a positive message to children that they still belong and are loved. It also helps them understand it is not their fault their parents are not raising them. As a result, they grow up feeling stable and secure. The need for Kinship Care can come about in a number of ways. • A grandparent observes that grandchildren are always dirty, hungry and maybe even bruised. They may even suspect child abuse. They call Child Protective Services for assistance to initiate the removal of abused chil-

Prince George’s County Dept. of Social Services Child Protective Services (301) 808-5624

After Hours Crisis Line (301) 699-8605

Children’s National Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Protection Center (202) 476-4950 (800) 243-7337

Child Help USA

(301) 608-8098

(800) 422-4453

If you are a grandparent 55 or older and you have the primary responsibility for the care of minor children, the Prince George’s County Administration on Aging wants you to know you don’t have to handle this alone. Call us for resource information at 301-265-8450.

(301) 699-3500

Library Service for Homebound (301) 336-4253

Volunteer Program (301) 699-3500

NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS Department of Family Services Senior Nutrition Program

(301) 265-8475

Meals on Wheels Programs (301) 265-8475

- Cheverly

(301) 618-3930

- College Park (301) 474-1002

- Hyattsville

(301) 927-5615

- Takoma Park (301) 434-1922

- Upper Marlboro (301) 627-4704

- Top Banana Grocery (301) 372-3663

(Delivers groceries to home)

Prince George’s County Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)

(301) 265-8446

dren from the home, or the offer to take care of them in their own homes. ��� A relative dies, leaving children orphaned. As the closest relative, you consider caring for these children in your home. • A mother or father is contacted by an attorney, courts or social services regarding the incarceration of their child who has children. The grandparents or close relatives do not want the children going into foster care. • Drug and alcohol addiction prevents a relative from responsibility caring for his or her own child or children, and he or she abandons them, leaving them with you for weeks.

Prince George’s Library

Center for Child Protection and Family Support (202) 544-3144

Report Child Abuse and Neglect (301) 909-2450 TDD (301) 779-2179

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Foster Care Program (301) 909-227

Family Tree/Stress Line

LEGAL

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

Circuit Court - Clerk of the Court, Prince George’s County (301) 952-3318

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Nutritional Sites Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 809-2355 or 2356 • (301) 809-2300

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center

6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748 (301) 449-0490

Council House Senior House

3940 Bexley Place, Marlow Heights, MD 20746 (301) 899-8445 Resident Manager: (301) 423-0228

Crescent Ridge Adult Center

7001 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 567-1885


Crescent Cities Jaycees

Langley Park Senior Activity Center

Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Center

6907 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 567-7076 5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743 (301) 386-5525

First United Methodist Church

1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785 (301) 439-3056 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 206-3350

New Home Baptist Church

6201 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 927-6123

8320 Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 773-0708 or 8100

Glenarden Nutrition Site

Owens Road Nutrition Site

8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706 (301) 773-2104

Greenbelt Senior Center

15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301) 397-2208 • (301) 397-2208

Greenridge House

22 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301) 474-7595

Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center

1100 Owens Road, Main Post Office Unit 116 Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 839-9488

St. Paul’s Baptist Living

1207 Addison Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301) 350-1100

New Carrollton Nutrition

6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., Lanham, MD 20706 (301) 459-6103

4009 Wallace Road, North Brentwood, MD (301) 699-1238

RECREATION AND LEISURE

Highland Park Baptist Church

Maryland State Arts Council

6801 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 773-6655

(410) 767-6555

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCC)

(301) 262-4342

YMCA Potomac Overlook

(301) 203-2302

CREATASIMAGES/CREATAS/THINKSTOCK

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Home Field: Fairland Sports and Aquatic Complex

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (301) 699-2255

13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707

Sports and Learning Complex Center

Northern Area Seniors 60 & Better Clubs

(301) 583-2400

Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation

The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County has exciting activities for those 60 and older. Find a community center near you and join the fun! Call to confirm meeting dates and times. Schedules are subject to change.

(240) 460-5741 • www.pgtef.org

Prince George’s Running Club

(301) 337-7472 wbraddoc@comcast.net • www.pgrc.org

Beltsville Community Center

Mitchellville Community School of the Arts

(301) 218-8600

3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 (301) 937-6613

Maryland Senior Olympics

Bladensburg Community Center

(410) 396-2920 • www.mdseniorolympics.org

4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg, MD 20710 (301) 277-2124

Golf Courses

College Park Community Center

Bowie Golf & Country Club

5051 Pierce St., College Park, MD 20740 (301) 441-2647

7420 Laurel-Bowie Road, Bowie, MD (301) 262-8141

Good Luck Community Center

Enterprise Golf Course

8601 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD 20706 (301) 552-1093

2802 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD (301) 249-2040

Kentland Community Center

Glenn Dale Country Club

2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover, MD 20785 (301) 386-2278

11501 Old Prospect Hill Road, Glenn Dale, MD (301) 262-1166

North Brentwood Community Center

Gunpowder Golf Club

4012 Webster St., North Brentwood, MD 20722 (301) 864-0756

14300 Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD (301) 725-4532

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center

Henson Creek Golf Course

6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 864-1611

7200 Sunnyside Lane, Fort Washington, MD (301) 567-4646

Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center

Marlton Golf Club

6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD 20782 (301) 853-2005

9413 Midland Turn, Upper Marlboro, MD (301) 856-7566

Central Area Seniors 60 & Better Clubs

Paint Branch Golf Course

4690 University Blvd., College Park, MD (301) 935-0330

Bowie Community Center

3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, MD 20715 (301) 464-1737

Patuxent Greens Country Club

14415 Greenview Drive, Laurel, MD (301) 776-5533

Potomac Ridge Golf Links

RYAN MCVAY/CREATAS/THINKSTOCK

15800 Sharpeville Road, Accokeek, MD (301) 372-1305

Hamilton Pool

Prince George’s County Youth Golf Training Center

J. Franklyn Bourne Memorial Pool

2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover, MD (301) 772-2527

University Of Maryland Golf Course

University Blvd., College Park, MD (301) 314-4653

Indoor Pools and Aquatic Aerobics Allentown Fitness and Splash Park (301) 499-5566 • (301) 449-5567

(301) 779-8224 (summer) • (301) 445-4500 (301) 350-4422 (summer) • (301) 218-6700

Lane Manor Splash Park

(301) 422-7284 (summer) • (301) 445-4500

North Barnaby Pool (301) 894-1150 (summer) • (301) 449-5566/7

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex (301) 583-2400 • TTY (301) 583-2483

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool

(301) 853-9115

Glenn Dale Community Center

11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, MD 20769 (301) 352-8983

Glenarden/Theresa Banks ComplexTheresa Banks Memorial Pool

Huntington Community Center

(301) 772-3151

13022 8th St., Bowie, MD 20720 (301) 464-3725

Senior Softball Leagues

John E. Howard Community Center

Baltimore Beltway Senior Softball League, with participating teams from Bowie and Greenbelt, is open to all Prince George’s County residents.

Home Field: Watkins Regional Park

301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20744

Montgomery County Senior Softball Association, open to bicounty residents.

4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301) 735-3340

Kettering/Largo Community Center 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (301) 390-8390

Lake Arbor Community Center

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD 20721 (301) 333-6561

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Oakcrest Community Center

1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights, MD (301) 736-5355 • TTY (301) 218-6768

Palmer Park Community Center

7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 773-5665

Peppermill Community Center

610 Hill Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785 (301) 350-8410

Southern Area Seniors 60 & Better Clubs Camp Springs Senior Activity Center

6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748 (301) 449-0490

Harmony Hall Community Center

10701 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744 (301) 203-6040

Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748 (301) 505-0896

Marlow Heights Community Center 2800 Saint Clair Drive, Marlow Heights, MD 20748 (301) 505-0896

Suitland Community Center

5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747 (301) 736-3518

In addition, classes and activities for seniors are offered at M-NCPPC community centers and facilities throughout Prince George’s County. Look online at ww.pgparks.com or pick up the county’s GUIDE to Parks and Recreation.

QUESTIONS? Customer Service Help Desk (301) 699-CALL (2255) • (301) 699-2544 TTY

COMMUNITY CENTER/ FITNESS ROOM ID CARDS FOR SENIORS 60 & BETTER Sign up for your free SMARTlink account at any community center in the county, and request a Community Center/Fitness Room ID card. Work out and enjoy exercising in a community center fitness room; staff will be glad to help you get started.

Seniors 60 & Better Annual Community Center and Fitness Room ID Card Fees Bicounty Resident/Prince George’s & Montgomery County

Community center ID Card - FREE Fitness room ID Card - FREE Replacement card - FREE Weekly pass - N/A Three-month pass - N/A

Non Bicounty Resident

Replacement card - $20 Weekly pass - $30 Three-month pass - $25

TRANSPORTATION

The Department of Parks and Recreation operates 40 community centers throughout Prince George’s County. Each center offers a variety of recreation classes, programs, drop-in activities and special events for people of all ages. Indoor and outdoor venues vary by center and include features such as gymnasiums, meeting rooms, kitchens, multipurpose activity rooms, fitness rooms, outdoor play equipment, athletic fields, multipurpose courts, picnic areas and trails.

Discount fares are available to those 65 years or older and people with disabilities with a Metro senior citizen ID card. Persons with disabilities who meet preset qualifications can obtain Metro photo ID cards at the Metro sales offices at 600 5th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Call 202-962-1245 or TDD 202-628-8973.

Community center/fitness room ID cards are valid for use at all M-NCPPC community centers and senior centers in Prince George’s County. Please note: These ID cards are not for use at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex and other special facilities operated by M-NCPPC. Call these facilities directly for information about programs for seniors. To find out where community centers are located, to learn more about getting a SMARTlink account or to get more information about community center ID cards and fitness room cards, visit www. pgparks.com or call the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-2255; TTY 301-699-2544.

Community center ID Card - $75 Fitness room ID Card - $250

Metrobus Discount Fares:

Metrorail Senior/Disabled Farecards:

Reduced Metrorail fares are available only to qualified seniors (65 or older) and people with disabilities. Metro ID or Medicare cards are required for purchase. Call 202-962-1245 or TDD 202-628-8973.

MetroAccess:

Provides “curb-to-curb” public transportation that serves people who are unable to use the bus or rail system as a direct result of a physical or mental disability. Eligible passengers may travel anywhere in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) service area. Call 202962-2700 for more information.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION Call-A-Bus

301-499-8603 • TDD 800-735-2258

(Maryland Relay)

** A copy of your Medicaid card, MetroAccess card, Social Security Disability statement or doctor’s note may be used as proof of disability.

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JUPITERIMAGES/BANANASTOCK/THINKSTOCK

Senior Transportation Services (STS) Medical Program 301-499-8603

General Transportation Information

301-883-5656

Call-A-Cab

301-883-5656

The Bus

301-883-5656 • 301-324-2877

Call-A-Bus

Call-A-Bus is a demand-response curbto-curb service available to all residents of Prince George’s County who are not served by or cannot use existing bus or rail services. Priority is given to senior and disabled persons. Disabled persons must provide their own escort if needed. Service animals are allowed for the visually impaired. Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance by calling (301) 499-8603 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding county holidays. Hours of service are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding county holidays. Same-day requests are accepted, but are subject to availability of resources. When reserving a trip, please indicate if you need special assistance, such as a wheelchair lift or escort. Once your trip is scheduled, you are required to call back the day before your trip to confirm your reservation; otherwise, your reservation may be canceled. Be ready for pickup 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time and be waiting at a location where you are visible to the driver. For more information, call 301-499-8603.

Riding Call-A-Bus:

• Be ready in advance of scheduled pickup time. • Be courteous to passengers and the driver. • No eating, smoking or drinking while on the bus. • Electronic devices with earphones only • Avoid changes in your trip. Drivers cannot wait more than 15 minutes because all trips are scheduled for multiple pickups throughout the day.

Fares:

Fares are based on one-way trips and payable upon boarding. Escorts ride free. Please have exact change. Drivers do not change or handle fares. Regular fare: $1 Senior citizens: free Persons with disabilities: free Nutrition and foster grandparents programs: free

Senior Transportation Services (STS):

The STS program provides regularly scheduled, curb-to-curb transportation throughout Prince George’s County to senior and disabled county residents. Service is provided Monday through Friday, excluding county holidays. Participants must provide their own escorts if needed.

Municipal Call-A-Bus Programs:

In addition to Prince George’s County’s Call-ABus program, the following municipalities also provide their own local Call-A-Bus service. Contact your local community service at the telephone numbers listed here for fares, days of service and hours of operation.

Town of Berwyn Heights 301-474-5000

City of Greenbelt 301-474-4100

City of Bowie 301-809-2300

City of Hyattsville 301-985-5020

Town of Capitol Heights 301-336-0626

City of College Park 301-345-8100

City of Laurel 301-498-3384

City of Mount Rainier

301-985-6586

City of District Heights 301-336-1402

City of New Carrollton

301-459-6103

Port Towns of Bladensburg, Cottage City, and Colmar Manor 301-277-4920

The Bus:

Prince George’s County The Bus operates 28 fixed-service routes. Service is provided Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. For schedule information, call 301-324-2877; TDD 800-735-2258. Those 60 or older and disabled customers ride free.

Call-A-Cab:

Call-A-Cab is a transportation service that provides mobility at a reduced cost for Prince George’s County residents 60 or older and for disabled residents. This program allows eligible residents to purchase coupon books that can be used to pay for rides with participating cab companies when Metrobus, Metrorail, and/or Call-A-Bus are not available. Call 301-883-5656 or Maryland Relay 800-735-2258.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Town of Fairmount Heights

Prince George’s County Department of Family Services RSVP Program

301-925-8585

(301) 265-8486

City of Seat Pleasant

Foster Grandparents

301-336-8678

(301) 265-8450

City of Glenarden

Volunteers of America (Hyattsville)

301-773-2100

Town of University Park 301-927-4262

(301) 577-1568

Volunteers of America (Capitol Heights)

(301) 322-3093

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range of services and programs to enrich the lives of older adults in order to help them maintain the highest quality of life with independence and dignity. Services and programs are provided that support aging in place, offer consumer choice, and promote dignity and respect. There are also special programs designed to support adult children caring for their aging parents and relatives.

District Heights Family & Youth Services

Assisted Living Subsidy

Family Service Foundation

Elder Abuse

Boys and Girls Town National Hotline

Employment for Seniors

(301) 699-3500

(800) 448-3000

Voter Registration Volunteer

Greenbelt Cares Youth Services

Foster Grandparents

(301) 430-8020

(301) 345-6660

301-265-8450

Volunteer Action Center

Laurel Adolescent and Family Service Center

Health Insurance Counseling Program

(301) 498-4500

301-265-8450

Oasis: Laurel-Beltsville

301-265-8450

Prince George’ County Department of Family Service Administration on Aging Ombudsman Program (301) 265-8450

Prince George’s County Library Volunteer Program

(301) 699-2800

YOUTH SERVICES Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area

(301) 794-9170

Bowie Youth and Family Services (301) 262-6200 • (301) 809-3033

College Park Youth Service Bureau

(301) 474-1210

Department of Juvenile Justice

(301) 952-2580

Department of Family Services, Commission for Children, Youth & Families

(301) 336-7600

(301) 459-2121 • (888) 333-7505

(301) 498-4500

Prince George’s County Public Schools (301) 298-4000 • (301) 952-6366

Health Teen Center (301) 324-5141

Teen Help

(800) 840-5704

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Senior Information and Assistance

(301) 265-8446

301-265-8450

Department of Social Services

Aging Division

(301) 909-7020

301-265-8450

301-265-8450 301-265-8450 301-265-8487

Nursing Home Ombudsman

Retired Senior Volunteer Program 301-265-8450

Maryland Relay 410-260-3838

Maryland Access Point (MAP)

MAP is a new initiative that links older persons and adults with disabilities from all income levels to local health and support services. It is the single point-of-entry to access resources for lifelong independence. Whether the question is about understanding Medicare, where to find leisure activities, how to care for a frail older relative or how to locate senior housing, assisted living or a nursing home, MAP is the place to begin.

Health Promotion-Living Well

RESOURCES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Prince George’s County Department of Family Services Administration on Aging

6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748 301-265-8450 www.princegeorge’scountymd.gov/dfs The Administration on Aging provides a wide

This program offers senior citizens a series of workshops to help them with diagnosed or self-diagnosed chronic conditions while learning skills to manage the symptoms and get the most out of life. Topics covered in the workshops include: medicines, nutrition and physical activity; skills for communicating with your health care team; handling frustration and problem-solving; planning for the future; and relaxation methods.

Please call 301.203.6070 to register for any of the workshops. Limit is 20 students per workshop. All Ages welcome. Join us for one or all of the following, free, Cardio Hip Hop Workshops. Friday, Nov. 15, 6-7pm • Friday, Dec. 6, 6-7pm or the following, free, Modern Dance Workshops. Friday, November 15, 7-8pm • Friday, December 6, 7-8pm

UP AND COMING CONCERTS

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Unconditional Home Healthcare Personal Care Family Respite Care ADL Companion Care Homemaking

Randall Lucas 240-401-7495

randall.lucas@aol.com cornerstonehcinc@aol.com 6915 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 304 Bowie, MD 20715 1911091

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Senior Nutrition Program

This program provides nutritious meals at senior centers and nutrition sites throughout the county and delivers meals to homebound seniors as needed.

Family Caregiver Program

This program provides assistance and support to people caring for their aging parents, relatives or friends and those that are involved with long distance caregiving. Services include information and referrals, assistance services, supportive counseling, emergency assistance, respite care and community education.

Money Follows the Person (MFP)

MFP will help people transition from an institution to community living in an apartment, private home or small group setting. The program initiatives increase outreach to individuals in institutions and decrease barriers to transition. MFP provides peer mentoring, enhanced transition assistance, improved information technology, housing assistance, flexible transition funds and the addition of waiver services to existing waivers.

Senior Health Insurance Program

The program provides comprehensive health insurance counseling and assistance to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and their caregivers.

WIGS ON WHEELS

A convenient mobile service for women who are on the move, and looking to maximize their time and resources. Additionally, the service is especially helpful for seniors and those with limited mobility. The service includes personal consultation to determine style, selection, fitting, and schedule delivery. (Senior Rates Apply)

FUNERAL CONCIERGE SERVICES

This is designed to help relieve some of the stress associated with funeral preparations, including appropriate wig, venue, food, flowers, and other necessary tasks.

My goal is to meet the needs of my clients in a way that is

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This project provides public education to the community and professionals serving older adults in an effort to prevent neglect and elder abuse.

Ombudsman Program

This program promotes the highest quality of life and care possible for nursing home residents. The ombudsman investigates and seeks resolution of problems that affect residents’ rights, health, care, safety and welfare.

Public Guardianship Program

The program assures the ongoing safety and well-being of the elderly by professional case managers when the Area Agency on Aging has been appointed Public Guardian by the Circuit Court.

The program helps older adults find employment by building skills and confidence through

Volunteers place daily reassuring calls to homebound and isolated seniors in Prince George’s County.

VOTES ARE IN

Wigs & Specialty Services

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Senior Assisted Living Subsidy Program

This program provides financial assistance to qualified low- to moderate-income seniors residing in assisted living facilities throughout the county. This program helps to defray the high cost of this service and delays/prevents nursing home placement.

Telephone Reassurance Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

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paid community service positions. Participants must be 55 or older and meet income eligibility criteria.


Foster Grandparent Program

Department of Social Services

This program provides resources for older volunteers to work with physically, mentally and emotionally challenged children in centers and schools throughout Prince George’s County.

301-909-6000

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Health Department, Adult Health & Geriatric Services

The program provides volunteer opportunities for those 55 and older. More than 600 volunteers serve at more than 65 nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

The Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults

This program enables adults to remain in a community setting even though their advanced age or disability would warrant placement in a long-term care facility. The waiver allows services typically covered by Medicaid in a long-term care facility to be provided to eligible persons in their homes or in assisted living facilities.

Other Useful Numbers: Adult Protective Services 301-909-2228

Alzheimer’s Association 1-866-259-0042

Elder Care Locator Services 1-800-677-1116

301 324-2980

Maryland Energy Assistance Program

301-909-6300

Maryland Older Adult Medical Waiver Registry

1-866-417-3480

Prince George’s Community College Senior Program 301-322-0882

Department of Social Services, Respite Care Program

301-909-2090

Senior Health Clinic 301-927-4987

Senior Law Project, Legal Aide 301-927-6800

Senior Transportation 301-499-8603

AARP

202-434-2277

Social Security Administration

Department of Family Services

1-800-772-1213

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Seniors Should Take Precautions

WHEN SOLICITED FOR DONATIONS

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Be mindful of the possibility of fraud when solicited for donations over the phone.

harities often target certain groups of people when soliciting donations. Those groups may include past donors and people who have recently attended charitable fundraisers; such an approach can be very effective. It should come as no surprise that criminals posing as legitimate organizations tend to target specific groups of people as well. Anyone can be fooled by a fraudulent charity, but such criminals tend to target seniors more than others. According to the FBI, seniors often make attractive targets to con artists because they are most likely to have substantial savings, own their homes and/or have excellent credit. In addition, the FBI notes that elderly victims of fraud and other crimes

DONATIONS SHOULD ONLY BE MADE AFTER YOU HAVE

INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRMED

THE CHARITY’S ADDRESS AND MAILED STRAIGHT TO THE ORGANIZATION. are less likely to report those crimes out of fear that their families may feel they are no longer able to take care of themselves or manage their own finances. But, there are steps seniors can take to protect themselves from fraud. - Be skeptical of solicitors. Many

con artists will indicate that one has given to the charity in the past, hoping that prospective victims simply won’t remember if that claim is valid or not. If a solicitor or appeal letter claims that you donated in the past, don’t simply take it at face value, especially if you don’t recall making such a donation. Get specific information about alleged past donations and check that information against your own bank records and receipts. Many donors claim donations as deductions on their tax returns, which also can be used to verify or debunk solicitors’ claims. While not all solicitors claiming a past history of donations are dishonest, this is one way that criminals attempt to create a rapport with potential victims.

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- Don’t feel obligated to reciprocate a gift with a donation. Many charities send gifts—mailing labels or holiday cards—to prospective donors as a token of appreciation for past donations and as a way of encouraging future donations. Con artists are aware of this tactic and may try to imitate it in an attempt to defraud potential victims. No matter if the people behind those mailing labels or holiday ornaments are legitimate charities or con artists, you should not feel compelled to reciprocate a gift with a financial donation. - Beware of solicitors pressuring you to donate. Reputable charities should not be on the verge of shutdown if you fail to make a donation, so such organizations never pressure prospective donors into making donations. If a solicitor is pressuring you into making a donation over the phone or in person, chances are strong that this person is not representing a reputable charity. In such instances, hang up the phone or, if the solicitor is on your property, politely close the door, ask the solicitor

to leave your property, then contact the local authorities. - Send donations directly to the charity after independently confirming its address. Donations should never be given directly to solicitors. Donations should only be made after you have independently confirmed the charity’s address and mailed straight to the organization. Never make a cash donation, as cash provides no paper trail should you want to deduct the donation or should you learn that you were victimized by a con artist posing as a representative of a reputable charity. - Request personal information not be shared. Many charities share their donors’ contact information with other charities; such actions are legal as long as no sensitive information is shared. But many donors would prefer their contact information not be shared so they don’t find themselves inundated with solicitations from other charities. Donors may ask to opt out of having their personal information shared upon making a donation. -Metro Creative Graphics

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Recognizing Cataracts

WATCH FOR VISION CHANGES AS YOU AGE

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s life goes on, we all start to notice certain changes that are a natural part of aging. Maybe our joints aren’t as flexible as before, or our hearing just isn’t what it used to be. Our vision, too, may be less sharp than it once was. One cause of impaired eyesight later in life is cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. People with cataracts may notice cloudy vision or halos around lights when driving at night. If left untreated, cataracts can greatly limit vision. In fact, some people with severe cataracts may only be able to tell the difference between light and dark. Cataracts are common in older adults. About half of all Americans will either have cataracts or have had cataract surgery by the time they reach 80.

“I don’t usually think of cataract as an eye disease. In most cases, it’s simply a normal aging change of the eye,” said Dr. Rachel Bishop, an ophthalmologist at the National Institutes of Health. “Typically, cataracts don’t cause damage to the eye the way most eye diseases do.” Early symptoms of cataracts can be improved with eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses. If these steps don’t help, surgery is the only effective option for treatment. That involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a plastic lens. Cataract procedures are among the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Most patients recover in just a few weeks, and many have improved eyesight after a few days. Recent advances

TO SCREEN FOR EARLY SIGNS OF EYE DISEASE, HAVE A DILATED EYE EXAM AT 40, EVEN IF YOUR VISION SEEMS FINE. have allowed doctors to tailor new lenses to patients and help reduce the need for eyeglasses after surgery. The decision to have cataract surgery is a personal one that should be made between you and your doctor. Some experts advise that cataracts be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving, reading or watching TV. The best way to prevent or delay cataracts is to protect your eyes from harm-

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ful ultraviolet rays from the sun. Try wearing sunglasses or a hat with a brim. Researchers also believe that good nutrition can help reduce the risk of age-related cataracts. They recommend eating plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and other healthy foods. Also, don’t smoke, because smoking may speed cataract development. To screen for early signs of eye disease, Bishop recommends that everyone have a dilated eye exam at 40, even if your vision seems fine. Once you’re in your 60s, a dilated eye exam is usually advised every year. Since many serious eye diseases have no early warning signs, it’s also important to make regular eye exams part of your standard health care routine. -NIH News in Health


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