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ACTIVITIES

Crisis Response

Senior Centers

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department Cell Phone Program

(301) 927-4500

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.

(240) 286-3299

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS 1 Call 4 Help, LLC

Bowie Senior Center

(301) 642-6200

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

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

Brandywine Area Senior Center

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

Alert One

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center

(800) 338-7114

(570) 321-5433

Automated Security Alert, Inc.

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

Lifeline

1-800-797-4191

Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center

Life Alert

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

1-800- 370-7635

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 • TTY301-446-3402

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center

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

Langley Park Senior Activity Center

1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20783 301-408-4343 • TTY 301-446-3402

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center

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 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.

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

EMPLOYMENT

Brentwood Adult Care Center

Prince George’s Community College Hyattsville

Crescent Ridge Adult Day Care

University of Maryland College Park Campus

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

Bowie State University

Senior Training and Employment Program (STEP)

3601 Taylor Street, Brentwood, MD 20722 (301) 534-3153 • Medical Day Care 7001 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 567-1885 • Medical Day Care

Golden Age Adult Day Care Center of Bowie, Inc.

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

Helping Hands Adult Day Care

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

Helping Hands Adult Day Care Riverdale Park

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

Joseph A. Gilmore Senior Adult Care Center

608 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (301) 808-9808 • 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

(301) 277-5934

(301) 405-1000 (301) 860-4000

University of Maryland University College

Maryland Workforce Exchange

(301) 883-6350

Prince George’s County Job Hotline

(301) 985-7000

(301) 883-6200

Washington Bible College

Maryland Unemployment Insurance Claimant Information Service

(301) 552-1400

Strayer University PG Campus (Suitland)

(301) 423-3600

(301) 313-8000

(301) 937-8448

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

ELDER ABUSE

Wider Opportunities for Women

TESST College

There are several types of abuse of older people that are universally recognized. They include physical, psychological, financial, sexual, neglect, rights abuse, and selfneglect. 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

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(410) 230-6001 (202) 464-1596

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Health Care Medicaid Home & Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults (301) 265-8450

Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) (301) 856-9606

Medicare Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) (301) 265-8450


2012-2013 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

RESOURCE GUIDE for Seniors & Family Caregivers Associate Publisher Director of Creative Services Prepress Manager Designer

Doug S. Hayes Lois Pruitt John Schmitz Lorraine Walker

The Gazette & Gazette-Star in partnership with

FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES, CALL 240-473-7579. Prince George’s Office: 13501 Virginia Manor Road, Laurel, MD 20707 Main Office: 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Cover photo: iStockphoto/monkeybusinessimages

CONTENTS Activities................................................................... 4 Adult Day Care Centers................................................. 4 Continuing Education.................................................... 4 Elder Abuse............................................................... 4 Emergency Response Systems......................................... 4 Employment............................................................... 4 Financial Assistance..................................................... 4 General Information...................................................... 6 Health...................................................................... 6 Home Care Services..................................................... 8 Hospice and Palliative Care............................................ 10 Housing.................................................................... 10 Kinship Care.............................................................. 12 Legal....................................................................... 12 Library Services.......................................................... 12 Nutritional Programs..................................................... 12 Recreation and Leisure.................................................. 13 Transportation............................................................ 15 Volunteer Opportunities................................................. 16 Youth Services............................................................ 16 More Resources.......................................................... 18

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(301) 856-9427

(301) 262-6008

Bowie Community Pantry

Family Emergency Shelter

Prince George’s County Health Department

MedBank

Brentwood Church

Help By Phone

Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission

Social Security Administration

Top Banana Home Delivery

Laurel Advocacy

Utility/Rental Assistance

(301) 333-0500

Kaiser BRIDGE Program

1-877-435-7755 1-800-772-1213

(301) 864-1176

(301) 776-0442

The Jericho City of Praise Church

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

(301) 209-5000

UCAP

HOUSING

Salvation Army

(301) 277-6103

Bethel House

(301) 372-1700

Mission of Love (301) 333-4440

(301) 699-9009

(301) 372-3663

The Prince George’s County Dept. 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 Dept. of Social Services, Energy Assistance Program at (301) 909-6300. (United Community Against Poverty) 301-322-5700

1-888-731-0999 or (301) 864-0282

Counting All Children

(301) 499-2319

Food Stamps Department of Social Services

UCAP

(301) 322-5700

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

(301) 209-5000

Homelessness Prevention

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 Dept. 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

Volunteers of America Hyattsville

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

(301) 776-0442

Capitol Heights

Department of Housing and Community Development Home Ownership Center

(301) 699-2800 (301) 336-0626

Catholic Charities (301) 420-3412

Community Ministries (301) 499-2319

Community Support Systems

(301) 372-1491

First Call for Help

(301) 1-800-492-0618

Help By Phone

(301) 699-9009

Eviction Prevention (301) 909-6362

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

1-800-352-1446

Red Cross

(301) 559-8500

Washington Area Fuel Fund (301) 277-6103

Laurel Advocacy

(301) 776-0442

FOOD Bethel House

(301) 372-1700

(301) 883–5570

Department of Housing and Community Development Foreclosure Prevention (301) 883–HOME (4663)

Winter Haven

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Department of Housing and Community Development Home Rehabilitation Program

(202) 434-2277

Department of Housing and Community Development Home Weatherization Assistance Program

Community Services

(301) 883-5570

(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 Crisis Center of Prince George’s County (301) 731-1203

Animal Control (301) 883-6009

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

(301) 883-7879

(301) 883-6170

Prince George’s County Office of Community Relations

(301) 952-4729

Red Cross

1-866-438-4636

Register of Wills (301) 952-3250

State Department of Aging 1-800-243-3425

Veteran’s Administration (202) 273-7453 1-800- 827-4000

Vital Statistics

(410) 764-3053

Environmental Resources Bulky Trash

(301) 952-7600

Leaf Collection

(301) 952-7630

Empty homes/grass (301) 883-5810

Public Works General

(301) 499-8520

Trash Removal

(301) 499-8530

Downed Tress

(301) 883-5600

Drainage Issues (301) 883-5600

Elder Care Locator Services

HEALTH

Board of Elections

Prince George’s County Health Department

Department of Family Services

Division of Adult and Geriatric Adult Health Program

1-800-677-1116 (301) 430-8020 (301) 265-8400

Department of Social Services (301) 909-6000

(301) 856-9600

(301) 883-3526

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Quality of Care Division

Literacy

(410) 402-8217

MVA Largo, MD

Cancer

(301) 699-9770 1-800-950-1682

PG County Information

(301) 350-9700

Police-Non Emergency (301) 336-8800

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American Cancer Society (301) 933-9350

Cancer Care

1-(800) 813-4673


METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

I Can Cope

1-(888) 227-2345

Maryland Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

(410) 825-2500

Saint Mary of the Mills Church

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

Crescent Ridge Adult Day Center

National Prostate Cancer Coalition

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

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

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

1-888-245-9455

(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

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church

Arthritis Arthritis Foundation Metropolitan Washington Chapter (202) 537-6800

Blind and Vision Impaired Industries Columbia Lighthouse

(301) 589-0894

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

(410) 737-2600

Alzheimer’s Association

The Lion’s Club

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Washington

Division of Rehabilitation

(301) 434-1123

1 (866) 259-0042

Alzheimer’s Support Groups Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie, MD (301) 262-2193

Southern Maryland Hospital Center

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

Residents on Greenbelt

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

Blind Industries and Services

(301) 577-7800 (301) 306-3600

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

American Red Cross 1 (800) 773-2767

Laurel Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Sharing Group

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

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Mended Heart, Inc.

(202) 544-8177 (for individuals who are having or have undergone heart surgery)

Dental Howard University Dental (202) 806-0440

National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center

Maryland University Dental Clinic

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

(301) 888-2233

(301) 592-8573

(301) 883-3526

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

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

Diabetes American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Southern Maryland Hospital Center (301) 877-5560

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 Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives (CHLI) (301) 883-3153

Deaf and Hearing Impaired Alexander Graham Bell Foundation

(202) 337-5220

Family Service Foundation

(301) 459-2121

Easter Seal Home and Community Therapy (800) 862-1377

Gallaudet University

(202) 651-5000

Publications and Information Dissemination Center (202) 651-5340

Maryland Relay

(410) 706-7104

Greater Baden Health Services

Health Clinics Brentwood Health Clinic

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

Dyer Health Center

9314 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD (301) 856-9490

Baden Health Clinic

7450 Albert Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 (301) 888-2233

Suitland Health and Wellness Center 5001 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD (240) 492-2500

Walker Mill Health Clinic

Veteran’s Administration Hospital of D.C.

Bowie Health Center

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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

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

George Washington University Hospital

(202) 715-4000

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

Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc. (301) 681-6636

Washington Hospital Center

Adult Evaluation and Review Services

(301) 295-4611

Washington Adventist Hospital

(202) 877-3627

Fort Washington Medical Center (301) 292-7000

(301) 324-2980

Department of Family Services Older Adult Medicaid Waiver Program

(301) 265-8450

United Medical Center

(301) 324-2980

(202) 574-6000

(301) 985-3890

Senior Care Program

Department of Social Services In Home Aide Services

(301) 754-7000

(301) 909-2044

Project Home

(301) 909-2228

Howard University Hospital

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Department of Social Services CHORE Services

Holy Cross Hospital

(202) 865-6100

(410) 402-8217 • (877) 402-8220

Laurel Regional Hospital

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Prince George’s County

(301) 725-4300

Prince George's Hospital Center

(202) 269-7000

Telecommunications for the Deaf

(301) 891-7600

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.

Department of Family Services Mental Health and Disabilities Administration

(202) 444-2000

National Association of the Deaf

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

HOME CARE SERVICES

Mental Health

(301) 618-2000

Hearing Loss Association of America

(202) 745-8000

Georgetown University Hospital

(800) 735- 2259 (TTY) • (800) 201-7165 (Voice) (800) 877-1264 (Spanish) (301) 587-1788 • TTY/TDD (301) 587-1789

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

Providence Hospital Sibley Memorial Hospital (202) 537-4000

Southern Maryland Hospital

(301) 868-8000 Home Health Clinton - (301) 856-3192 Leonardtown - (301) 475-5016

(301) 429-0970

Mental Health Association

(301) 699-2737

Alliance for the Mentally Ill (301) 577-6026

Physician Referral Medical Society (physician referral)

(301) 386-5669

Maryland Medical Assistance and Beneficiary Services

(880) 492-5231

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(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. < Continued on next page 10 >


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HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Rainier Manor

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

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

Rollingcrest Commons

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

Capital Hospice

Selbourne House of Laurel

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

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

Heartland Hospice

St. Paul Senior Living

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

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

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Vista at Lake Largo

8724 Jericho City Drive, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 499-4500

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

Maryland Community Hospice

Windsor Crossing

(301) 560-6000

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1-800-658-8898

Visiting Nurses Association Advanced Illness Program

(301) 909-2228

HOUSING Active Living Communities Cameron Grove Adult Resort

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

Rollingcrest Village

Sargent & Chillum Road, Chillum, MD 20782

Prince George’s County Low Income Subsidy Housing (Rent is approximately 30% of income)

Avondale Manor

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

Bowie Common’s

13914 New Acadia Lane Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (301) 249-5900

3909 New Haven Court, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 249-2575

Central Park at Victoria Falls

Cheval Court

Spellman House

4711 Berwyn House Road, College Park, MD (301) 474-3435

Trinity Terrace

5000 Lydianna Lane, Suitland, MD 20746 (301) 669-6540

Woodside Village

6801 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD (301) 839-2150

Pin Oak Village

6001 Fisher Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748 (301) 630-7717

16010 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 464- 6830

Victory House of Palmer Park

Long-Term Care Facilities

7801 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD 20785 (301) 341-4995

Privately Managed Senior Housing

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.

2611 Luana Drive, Forestville, MD 20747 (301) 736-0685

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

Chillum Oaks

Clinton Manor

Continuing Care Communities

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

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

Riderwood Village

Emerson House

Evergreen Senior Community

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

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

Cherry Lane Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center

Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

13609 Autumn End Terrace Laurel, MD 20707 (410) 813-2494

3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-495-5700

Bradford Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

7520 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 856-1660

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

Ft. Washington Adventist Apartments

Fort Washington Manor

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

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

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

Friendship Arms

Laurel Lakes

Collington Episcopal Life Care Center

(301) 883-5501

5805 42nd Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781 (301) 779-6566

7901 Laurel Lakes Court, Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 317-0500

Subsidized Government Owned Housing

Gateway Village

3420 Rickey Ave., Temple Hills, MD 20748 (301) 630-0096

Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Inc.

10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721 301-925-7702

Department of Housing and Community Development

The Housing Authority of Prince George’s County (301) 883-5501

Cottage City Towers

4142 Bunker Hill Road, Cottage City, MD 20772

505 Suffolk Ave., Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301) 336-0141

Largo Landing Fellowship House

1077 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (301) 249-2100

Manor at Victoria Park

Marwood Senior Apartments

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

Parkview at Laurel

Manor Apartments

Marlborough Towne

1849 Tanow Place, District Heights, MD 20747

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

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

Owens Road

Mrs. Philippines Home for Senior Citizens, Inc

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

1100 Owens Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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

Parkview at Bladensburg

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

Crescent Cities

4409 East-West Highway, 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


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

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Circuit Court - Clerk of the Court, Prince George’s County

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

(301) 952-3318

Hillhaven Nursing Center

(301) 952-3655

Circuit Court

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

District Court - Administrative Clerk

Larkin Chase Nursing & Restorative Center

District Court

(301) 952-4080

15005 Health Care Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 (301) 805-6070

(301) 699-2766

Land Records

Magnolia Center

(301) 952- 3352

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

Register of Wills (301) 952-3250

Manor Care Health Center

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

Pineview Nursing & Rehab Center

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

Renaissance Gardens

Silver Spring, MD 20904 (301) 572-8430

Sacred Heart Home Inc.

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

St. Thomas More Nursing & Rehab Ctr.

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

Subacute Care Center of Southern Maryland

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 provided 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

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

Kinship Care is when grandparents or other close relatives provide full-time 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 believe 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 ini-

tiate the removal of abused children 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 their own child or children, and they abandon them, leaving them with you for weeks. 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.

LIBRARY SERVICES Prince George’s Library (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 Program (301) 265-8475

Cheverly

(301) 618-3930

College Park

(301) 474-1002

Hyattsville

(301) 927-5615

Takoma Park

(301) 434-1922

Prince George’s County, Administration on Aging Family Caregiving program

Children’s National Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Protection Center

Upper Marlboro

Temporary Cash Assistance (TEA)

Family Tree/Stress Line

(301) 372-3663

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

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

(301) 265-8450

1 (800) 332-6347

(301) 265-8446

(202) 476-4950 (800) 243-7337

(301) 608-8098

Village Family Support Center

Child Help USA

(202) 544-3144

Prince George’s County Dept. of Social Services Child Protective Services

(301) 909-2450 TDD (301) 779-2179

After Hours Crisis Line

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Foster Care Program

(800) 422-4453

(301) 808-5624

(301) 699-8605

Report Child Abuse and Neglect

(301) 909-227

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(301) 627-4704

Top Banana Grocery

(Delivers groceries to home)

Nutritional Sites Bowie Senior Center

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

Brandywine Senior Center

8000 Dyson Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 (301) 782-7576

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

Highland Park Baptist Church

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

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCC)

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

2901Mitchellville Road, Bowie, MD 20716 301-348-3893

Crescent Cities Jaycees

Nevy Shalom Congregation

6907 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (301) 567-7076

2506 Korvale Lane, Bowie, MD 20715 (301) 262-9020

Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center

Langley Park Senior Activity Center

5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743 (301) 386-5525

First United Methodist Church

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

Owens Road Nutrition Site

Greenridge House

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

Parkview Nutrition Site

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

9010 Briarcroft Lane, #221, Laurel, MD 20708 (301) 604-3206

Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center

St. Paul’s Baptist Living

4009 Wallace Road, Brentwood, MD 20772 (301) 699-1238

(410) 767-6555

YMCA Prince George's County Program Center (301) 262-4342

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

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

Enterprise Golf Course

2802 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD (301) 249-2040 11501 Old Prospect Hill, Glenn Dale, MD (301) 262-1166

(301) 203-2302

(301) 699-2255

Sports and Learning Complex Center

(301) 583-2400

Gunpowder Golf Club

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

Henson Creek Golf Course

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

Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation

(240) 460-5741 • www. pgtef.org

Prince George’s Running Club

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

Mitchellville Community School of the Arts (301) 218-8600

(240) 777-8080 • www.mdseniorolympics.org

Glenn Dale Country Club

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

New Home Baptist Church

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

Maryland State Arts Council

Laurel-Beltsville SeniorCenter

Glenarden Nutrition Site

Maryland Senior Olympics

Bowie Golf & Country Club

YMCA Potomac Overlook

7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 206-3350

Greenbelt Senior Center

RECREATION AND LEISURE

1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785 (301) 439-3056

6201 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 927-6123 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706 (301) 773-2104

New Carrollton Nutrition

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

Lake Arbor Country Club

1401 Golf Course Drive, Mitchellville, MD (301) 336-7771

Marlborough Country Club

4750 John Rogers Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD (301) 952-1350

Marlton Golf Club

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

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Paint Branch Golf Course

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

Patuxent Greens Country Club

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

Potomac Ridge Golf Links

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

Prince George’s County Youth Golf Training Center

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

Hamilton Pool

(301) 779-8224 (summer) • (301) 445-4500

J. Franklyn Bourne Memorial Pool

(301) 350-4422 (summer) • (301) 218-6700

Lane Manor Splash Park

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

North Barnaby Pool

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

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

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex

(301) 583-2400 • TTY (301) 583-2483

Bladensburg Community Center

Huntington Community Center

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

Hillcrest Heights Community Center

2300 Oxon Run Dr., Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748 (301) 505-0896

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool

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

Glenarden/Theresa Banks ComplexTheresa Banks Memorial Pool

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

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

2800 Saint Clair Dr., Marlow Heights, MD 20748 (301) 505-0896

Good Luck Community Center

Kettering/Largo Community Center

Suitland Community Center

(301) 853-9115

(301) 772-5515 • (301) 772-5516

Senior Softball Leagues

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

College Park Community Center

John E. Howard Community Center

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

431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (301) 390-8390

Kentland Community Center

Lake Arbor Community Center

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

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD 20701 (301) 333-6561

North Brentwood Community Center

Oakcrest Community Center

301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20744

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

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

Montgomery County Senior Softball Association Open to Bi-County residents.

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center

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

Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center

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

Home Field: Fairland Sports and Aquatic Complex

13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707

Northern Area Seniors 60 & Better Clubs

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.

Beltsville Community Center

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

6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 864-1611 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD 20782 (301) 853-2005

Central Area Seniors 60 & Better Clubs Bowie Community Center

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

Glenn Dale Community Center

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

Palmer Park Community Center

Peppermill Community Center

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, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 203-6040

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Marlow Heights 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 on line at ww.pgparks.com or pick up the 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


Bi-County Resident/Prince George’s & Montgomery County

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 - FREE Fitness Room ID Card - FREE Replacement Card - FREE Weekly Pass - N/A Three Month Pass - N/A

Non Bi-County Resident

TRANSPORTATION

Community Center ID Card - $75 Fitness Room ID Card - $250 Replacement Card - $20 Weekly Pass - $30 Three Month Pass - $25

Call-A-Bus

301-499-8603 • TDD 800-735-2258 (Maryland Relay)

Senior Transportation Services (STS) Medical Program

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, DC. Call 202-962-1245 or TDD 202-628-8973.

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 202-962-2700 for more information.

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 pick-up 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:

301-883-5656

• Be ready in advance of scheduled pick-up 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 pick-ups throughout the day.

TheBus

Fares:

301-499-8603

Metrobus Discount Fares:

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. Community Center/Fitness Room IDs 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.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

General Transportation Information 301-883-5656

Call-A-Cab

301-883-5656 • 301-324-2877

Call-A-Bus

Call-A-Bus is a demand-response curb-to-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 fourteen (14) days in advance by calling (301) 4998603 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

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Open 24 Hours

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 Medical and General Transportation Programs: $0.50

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.

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Construction Law Family Law Personal Injury Auto Accidents

301-464-7448 Fax: 301-805-5178

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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 below for fares, days of service and hours of operation.

Prince George’ County Department of Family Service Administration on Aging Ombudsman Program

301-277-4920

(301) 265-8450

TheBus:

301-474-4100

Prince George’s County TheBus operates 26 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 and older and disabled customers ride free.

City of Bowie

Call-A-Cab:

Town of Berwyn Heights 301-474-5000

City of Greenbelt

301-809-2300

City of Hyattsville 301-985-5020

Town of Capitol Heights 301-336-0626

City of Laurel

301-498-3693

City of College Park

301-345-8100 301-985-6586

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

Volunteer Action Center

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

(301) 794-9170

YOUTH SERVICES Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area Bowie Youth and Family Services (301) 262-6200 • (301) 809-3033

(301) 265-8486

College Park Youth Service Bureau

(301) 474-1210

Department of Juvenile Justice

City of Seat Pleasant

Foster Grandparents

301-336-1402

301-336-8678

(301) 265-8450

City of New Carrollton

City of Glenarden

Volunteers of America (Hyattsville)

301-459-6103

301-773-2100

(301) 699-2800

Town of Fairmount Heights

Town of University Park

Volunteers of America (Capitol Heights)

301-927-4262

Voter Registration Volunteer

(301) 430-8020 (301) 699-2800

City of District Heights

301-925-8585

(301) 699-3500

Call-A-Cab is a transportation service that provides mobility at a reduced cost for Prince George’s County residents 60 and older and disabled residents. For additional information, see the Call-A-Cab application and information sheet located in this guide.

Prince George’s County Department of Family Services RSVP Program

City of Mount Rainier

Prince George’s County Library Volunteer Program

(301) 952-2580

Department of Family Services, Commission for Children, Youth & Families (301) 265-8446

(301) 322-3093

Department of Social Services (301) 909-7020

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Skilled Nursing Home Health Aide Companionship Respite Care CPR, First Aid/AED Training Live-in/Live-out Care

From a few hours a day to around-the-clock care, Family and Friends Health Care can provide skilled nurses and home health aides to assist your loved ones in their home. Our caregivers are carefully selected, dependable and professionally trained to care for our participants in a family and friendly way.

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301-627-0768

208-475-7917(fax)

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District Heights Family & Youth Services

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Family Service Foundation

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

(301) 336-7600

(301) 459-2121 • (888) 333-7505

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline

The Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults

(800) 448-3000

Greenbelt Cares Youth Services

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 longterm care facility to be provided to eligible persons in their homes or in assisted living facilities.

(301) 345-6660

Laurel Adolescent and Family Service Center

(301) 498-4500

Oasis: Laurel-Beltsville

(301) 498-4500

Other Useful Numbers:

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Adult Protective Services

(301) 952-4080 • (301) 952-6366

301-909-2228

Health Teen Center

Alzheimer’s Association

(301) 324-5141

1-866-259-0042

Teen Help

1 (800) 840-5704

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Senior Information and Assistance

301-265-8450

Aging Division 301-265-8450

Assisted Living Subsidy

301-265-8450

Elder Abuse

301-265-8450

Employment for Seniors 301-265-8487

Foster Grandparents 301-265-8450

Health Insurance Counseling Program

301-265-8450

Nursing Home Ombudsman 301-265-8450

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

301-265-8450

Maryland Relay 800-735-2258

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 range of services and programs to enrich the lives of older adults in order to help them maintain the highest quality of life with inde-

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

pendence 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.

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 start.

Health Promotion-Living Well

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.

Senior Nutrition 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 assis-

tance, flexible transition funds and the addition of waiver services to existing waivers.

Senior Health Insurance Program

AARP 202-434-2277

Department of Family Services

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

301-265-8401

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

301-909-6000

The program helps older adults find employment by building skills and confidence through paid community service positions. Participants must be 55 or older and meet income eligibility criteria.

Senior Assisted Living Subsidy Program

Department of Social Services Elder Care Locater Services 1-800-677-1116

Health Department, Adult Health & Geriatric Services

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.

301 324-2980

Elder Abuse Prevention Project

1-866-417-3480

Maryland Energy Assistance Program 301-909-6300

Maryland Older Adult Medical Waiver Registry

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

Prince George’s Community College Senior Program

Ombudsman Program

301-322-0882

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 wellbeing of the elderly by professional case managers when the Area Agency on Aging has been appointed Public Guardian by the Circuit Court.

Telephone Reassurance Program

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

Foster Grandparent Program

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.

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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

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

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Upgrades to Circa-1920s Bungalow Create Wheelchair Access Solution Ideal for the Whole Family BY JOHN BYRD

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hereever you look, local seniors are finding both independent and communal living arrangements that will help them live active lives. One recurring social adjustment pattern is also a very old one: the multigenerational family household. Overall, extended families have been unusually adept at getting business done, caring for all of their members and finding practical ways to age in place. Case in point: the three-generation

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After remodelers enclosed a seldom-used rear porch and reconfigured the floor plan, Rosalie Blue was able to move about easily in her kitchen.

Blue family of Takoma Park. Matriarch Rosalie Blue, 68, has lived in a small, circa-1920s, twolevel bungalow on a shady street since the late 1970s. There she has raised five children. While Blue has used a walker for about seven years, her home remains the essential gathering spot for local family members—the place where two daughters and five grandchildren have meals and spend quality time. “We’re a tight-knit group,” said daughter Diane Brown. “We feel fortunate that we’ve been able to live near each other all these years and can

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really give support where it’s needed. Of course, time brings changes, so you have to be prepared.” Recently, Blue has been transitioning from the walker to, occasionally, using a wheelchair, a change that can restrict mobility in a house that is tight on space. “The core challenge to providing

for Mrs. Blue’s mobility needs was redesigning the first floor into a universal design solution,” said Rich Estes, a team leader at Landis Construction, the Washington, D.C.based design build firm that remodeled Blue’s home for wheelchair accessibility. “We had to begin with a 12-by-13-foot kitchen with very few contemporary appliances and two existing bathrooms that were space restricted and quite dated,” he said. “Moreover, we wanted doors and hallways to be compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.” The existing home’s entire first level was configured in a traditional Victorian pattern—with the living room and dining room to the left side of a front-facing foyer and a kitchen, pantry and small bath in


the right rear of the house. Each room was an independent, wall-bound space with narrow doors and small windows, and the house had no air-conditioning and depreciated insulation. More pointedly, there was no means for wheelchair access to a convenient parking place. “What’s always fascinating about space planning,” said Landis Construction principal Chris Landis, “is how dramatically you can improve a working floor plan by adding a fairly small amount of new square footage and rethinking the whole.” By enclosing a seldom-used rear porch

and reconfiguring some floor space, for instance, Estes and his team created a wheelchair-accessible breakfast nook, a mudroom with an ADA-compliant rear door and access to a full bath designed to accommodate Blue’s particular needs. In addition, the newly introduced open plan invites useful interaction between the kitchen and dining room. A food preparation island facilitates cooking and works as a handy serving station for both the custom-designed breakfast

nook and a three-stool dining counter between the kitchen and dining room. “The plan allows the whole family to gather comfortably and for Mom to move about freely,” said Brown. “It’s great for a large group like ours that gets together a lot.” Generously sized, thermally efficient windows add natural light to the home. And, the interior design scheme—which features white and saffron walls, granite surfaces and cherry cabinetry—is warm and uplifting. The two new bathrooms are fully ADA compliant, with all doorways and halls widened for wheelchair access. Finally, a 15-by-20-foot deck was built-out from the rear kitchen door. Here, a pathway through the landscaped backyard leads to an alley for easy access to a waiting car. Best of all, the new kitchen design allows Blue to pursue her love of cooking for her family, confident she has the elbow room to spare. Landis Construction offers workshops on

home remodeling topics. For more information, call 202-726-3777 or visit landisconstruction.com.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PAK CHEUNG

Rushern L. Baker, III County Executive

**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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HEALTH AND CARE ISSUES By the Prince George’s County Area Agency on Aging

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eing a senior or living with a disability is not what it used to be and these unique populations are demanding change to keep up with the times. Here at Prince George’s County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) we strive to meet the challenges of every demand head on through our many programs and services to ensure the highest quality of living for seniors, the disabled and their families. The AAA likes to say “Assistance starts at the Maryland Access Point (MAP) Unit.” This group grew out of a new initiative of the Federal Administration on Aging to further develop Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) around the country. In Maryland the ADRCs are now called Maryland Access Points. Each serves as a single point of entry to meet the needs of older adults, their families and those with disabilities. Prince George’s County’s MAP office was one of the first six sites in the state. The MAP unit consists of the Senior Information and Assistance Program, the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), the Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) and the Family Caregivers Support Program. In addition, to facilitate seamless access to services, staff from the local Health Department, Department of Social Services, Mental Health and Disability Administration, and the local Center for Independent Living (Independence Now, Inc.) is co-located within the MAP office.

The Senior Information and Assistance Program (I&A) serves as the primary entry point to those who call or visit the Area Agency on Aging’s MAP office seeking up-to-date information on services and resources available for seniors and the disabled. Information and assistance is provided about in-home care services, affordable housing, real estate taxes credits, transportation, senior legal and financial assistance, long-term care options, Medicare savings programs like QMB and SPDAP, and other resources.

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Home visits are done as needed to assist those who are unable to manage various business transactions on their own. The Senior Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP) provides personalized counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers negotiating the complexities of Medicare and other insurance programs. On a daily basis, SHIP counselors provide Medicare beneficiaries and business partners accurate, understandable and objective information, counseling, training and assistance with a wide range of health insurance issues involving Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. HIPs (as they are commonly referred to) also provide referrals for the uninsured and under- insured. The Prince George’s County SHIP has also implemented a volunteer program. Dedicated SHIP volunteers provide the one-on-one, objective counseling, often about low-income savings programs like extra help with prescription drugs and the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program for co-payment and/or premium relief.

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) was created to help prevent health care fraud and abuse and to save millions of dollars for tax payers annually. In Prince George’s County, this program is made up of volunteers who educate Medicare beneficiaries on the nefarious effects of fraud and to teach them how to detect and prevent it whenever possible. SMP works in tandem with SHIP. Seniors and the disabled are given examples of fraud tactics and how to protect themselves from becoming victims. They are also shown how to detect Medicare billing errors for services they have not received. The Family Caregivers Program provides vital information and assistance to family members and other caregivers who look after the needs of older individuals, as well as grandparents or older relatives caring for children. While care giving is often rewarding, it can also be financially, physically and emotionally stressful. In some cases, people caring for an older relative or a friend do not always recognize

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they need assistance or time to care for themselves. Services provided by the Family Caregiver Program enable the caregiver to reduce out-of-pocket spending, and to provide a safe and healthy environment, enhancing the quality of life for the care services recipient. In Prince George’s County, Caregiver specialists provide caregivers with current information on opportunities and services available in the community and direct them to the appropriate program. In addition, specialists assist caregivers with the coordination of services and care by assessing situations to identify problems, screening for eligibility for programs and determining other services to help the caregiver and receiver. Based on availability of funds, financial assistance may also be provided. For more information, call 301 2654850. Caregiving Guide/Kinship Care Guide – The Family Caregiver Program has developed, published and printed the Caregiving Guide and the Kinship Care Guide that contain helpful information to support traditional caregivers as well as kinship caregivers. Over 20,000 guides have been distributed to Prince George’s County residents and their families throughout the United States since 2002. The Caregiving Guide is also available on the Prince George’s County website. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) / Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Programs Enrollment – The Administration on Aging Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) has provided assistance to more than 1,000 Prince George’s County low income residents who were dropped from the QMB/SLMB Medicaid programs in the last several years. The SHIP program staff and volunteers helped residents to reapply for the benefits. The programs pay for Medicare insurance premiums and/or co-pays and deductibles for qualifying individuals.


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Senior Resource Guide 2012, Gazette, Prince George's County, Maryland

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