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Resources for Seniors

There are many programs geared to the interests and needs of seniors. Many are serviced by volunteers and all the organizations are always looking for new volunteers. These programs are here to meet some of the needs of seniors.

Senior Transportation Options

  • Help to Doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping; Senior Connection provides volunteers to drive seniors and seeks volunteers to help in providing this service. (301) 962-0820
  • General information on services are available from the JCA Connect-a-ride program (301) 738-3252
  • For non-medical transportation for seniors to grocery shopping, airports, events and dialysis, Driving Moms & Dads (240) 223-2418
  • For frail seniors and people with disabilities such as wheelchair-bound, Metro Access provides door to door transportation throughout the metropolitan area. (301) 562-5360
  • Ride-On and Metro bus in Montgomery County is free for persons 65 or older with a valid Metro Senior ID Card or Medicare Card between the hours of 9:30 am and 3 pm. Monday through
    Friday. (240) 777-7433

Food for Seniors

  • Meals for disabled or frail adults are delivered Monday through Friday by the Rockville Meals on Wheels program. Two meals are provided; a hot and cold meal. (301) 340-1559
  • Grocery shopping & delivery
    • Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries. Drivers can unpack and shelve groceries. (301) 372-3663
    • Giant Peapod www.peapod.com
    • Safeway www.safeway.com
  • Food stamps. (240) 777-4600

Recreation, Exercise, Education, and helpful services

  • Lifelong Learning Institute – Opportunities for 50+ Learners at Montgomery College.  The Institute is committed to creating and fostering a variety of intellectually stimulating educational opportunities for Montgomery County residents age 50 and over. However, adults of any age may register for these classes. Students age 60+ pay fee only for courses. (240) 567-5000.  For more info or to register, click here.
  • Holiday Park Senior Center - 3950 Ferrara Ave Wheaton, offers lectures, exercise programs, social dancing, lunches, card games, and trips. Monday to Friday. (240) 777-4999
  • Potomac Community Recreation Center - 11315 Falls Road offers exercise programs in conjunction with Suburban Hospital Heart health. Tai Chi exercise programs are available Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Yoga exercise programs are also available. Senior Programs and lunches are offered on Tuesday 10 to 2 and Friday 10 to 1. (240) 777-6960
  • Rockville Senior Center - offers classes, exercise rooms, health screening. (240) 314-8800
  • Senior Education Courses - offered by Oasis housed in Macy’s Home store in Montgomery Mall. (301) 469-6800 ext. 211
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - affiliated with American University, offers a program taught by seniors. (202) 895-4860
  • Evergreen Society - John Hopkins University offers a similar program. (301) 294-7058
  • Computer courses - offered by public libraries and SeniorNet computer training centers including the Bethesda Vital Living Center. (240) 395-0916
  • Health and Wellness programs - offered by Holy Cross senior source including exercise lectures, and screenings. (301) 754-8800
  • Help in paying bills and managing paperwork is provided by volunteers through Senior Connection. (301) 962-0820
  • A guide to volunteer opportunities is at Montgomery County Volunteer Center. (240) 777-2600