Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lay Health Worker Certification Program

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland School of Public Health are hosting a Lay Health Worker Certification Program on Hepatitis B in the Asian community this Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The certification program is funded by the National Cancer Institute. If you are interested, please see the flyer below for more details.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Resource Table at St. Andrew Kim Church and Local Screening Event

On Sunday, June 16, AAHI provided health education to community members at the St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church in Olney. At our resource table, AAHI shared information on important health topics such as cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, diabetes, tobacco use, and heart health. Church members who approached our table expressed their appreciation for our work in providing health education and information on local resources in Korean.
We would like to thank the Health Promoters and our community partners for their support at the event!
06-16-13 Resource Table at St. Andrew Kim Church

In other news, AAHI is excited to share that Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, along with Shady Grove Radiology in Germantown, will be hosting another screening event for Asian Pacific Islanders who may be at high-risk for lung cancer. Please read on for more details or check out the Adventist HealthCare Blog.

Lung Cancer Screening and Education for Asian Pacific Islander Community
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shady Grove Radiology Outpatient Imaging Center, 19731 Germantown Road, Suite 102, Germantown, MD.
Cost: $60 (Insurance cover not available)

In many cases, early detection of lung cancer can lead to effective treatments. Please join Shady Grove Adventist for their low-dose CT lung cancer screening event for Asian Pacific Islander community members.
Eligible candidates include:
  • Men and women ages 55-74.
  • Smoking history (one pack/day for 30 years, two packs/day for 15 years or three packs/day for 10 years).
  • Significant exposure to second-hand smoke and/or previous asbestos exposure.
Space is limited. Please call the Lung CT Screening Hotline to pre-register: 301-315-3780. For more information, please check online at

Friday, June 14, 2013

Recap of Past Events

AAHI has been busy this past week with educating community members on wellness and information on local resources. Please read on for a recap of the events!

Resource Table at Hopeside Community Church
On Saturday, June 8, AAHI provided health education to community members at the Hopeside Community Church in Silver Spring. AAHI’s resource table included educational materials on a variety of health topics such as breast cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart health, and patient-physician communication. AAHI offered carbon monoxide screenings to church members who visited our table. 

Prekindergarten/Head Start Family Health and Fun Day
On Saturday, June 8, AAHI also participated in the Montgomery County Public School’s Prekindergarten/Head Start Program’s Family Health & Fun Day. The event featured an exhibit area where AAHI shared health information and local services with County residents and their families.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
On Wednesday, June 12, Montgomery County held its 3rd Annual “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” in Silver Spring. This year’s focus was on raising awareness through education. The event featured various seminars as well as exhibitions from organizations that assist the senior population in the County. AAHI provided health education and information on local services to attendees.
06-12-13 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Enroll in RecAssist Fund Program

RecAssist applications will be available online and at the Recreation's Administration Office beginning June 3, 2013. The RecAssist Fund is provided by Montgomery County Recreation to make financial assistance available to County residents who receive public assistance. The RecAssist Fund subsidizes Recreation program fees so that eligible residents can pay reduced fees for Recreation programs. 

Assistance is offered to residents who currently receive one of the following public assistance: Temporary Cass Assistance, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Care For Kids, or Supplemental Security Income. Use of the RecAssist Fund is available on a “first come, first served” basis and the amount of RecAssist placed on your Recreation account is based on the number of family members your documentation shows who are currently receiving assistance. Applications will be processed and the awarded funds can be used beginning on July 1, 2013 for Recreation programs. 

To apply, a completed application and copies of documentation may be submitted by mail, by fax at (240) 777-6818, or walked-in to our Administration Office, located at 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The RecAssist application form is available online at

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Upcoming Community Events!

AAHI is excited to share some upcoming events that are taking place in the community! We urge you to take advantage of these resources and spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors!

Montgomery County to Kick Off “Be Active Montgomery!” Campaign
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: South Germantown Recreation Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD
Cost: FREE
The County's new "Be Active Montgomery!" outreach campaign promotes health and wellness through recreation and leisure activities. The free kick-off event will include a 3/4 mile "senior walk" on the Heart Smart trail at 10:00am, an 11am-"family walk," and a 1pm "family bike and trike." Also included will be healthy food vendors and interactive demonstrations such as Quick Start tennis, Zumba and golf clinics. Attendees who complete a fitness challenge will recieve free admission to the miniature golf course at the South Germantown Recreation Park and the Germantown Outdoor Pool located at 18905 Kingsview Drive. For more information, please visit online at

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD
Cost: FREE
Learn from a wide variety of exhibitors about services and providers who address issues faced by seniors and their families. Keynote Speaker: Robert Blancato, National Coordinator Elder Justice Coalition. Seminars to include: Emergency Preparedness, Avoiding Financial Exploitation, De-cluttering/Hoarding (Free Shredding by Torn25Shredz), Criminal Investigatons of Abuse & Neglect Resources in Montgomery County for Seniors. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Task Force.

10th Annual Men's Health Symposium: What Men Should Know about their Prostate
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 6p.m. - Registration and Refreshments | 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. - Seminar
Location: Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
Cost: FREE
Whether a man is in his twenties, thirties, or sixties, he is one day closer to being told that he has a prostate problem. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to keep your prostate healthy as you age-and stay ahead of the game. Women are welcome to attend! Light refreshments provided. This program is generously supported by the Frederick H. Bowis Community Fund. Co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins Healthy Living.

Family Fun & Fitness Day
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Location: Germantown Library, 19840 Century Boulevard, Germantown, MD
Cost: FREE
Help you and your family gear up for a safe and healthy summer with tips from Holy Cross Hospital and the Germantown Library. This event is designed for expectant families, parents and children of all ages. Learn how to improve your overall health and wellness through free health screenings, participate in interactive fitness class demonstrations, and hear lectures on child safety and food safety in warm temperatures. Information on community health resources and library services and arts and crafts for children will also be provided. Health SCREENINGS are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED on the day of the event! 

Activities to look forward to include:
  • Free health screenings (first come, first served)
  • Interactive fitness demonstrations, plus fitness resources from the library
  • Tips on healthy eating and food safety for summer
  • Pointers for staying safe in the sun and around water
  • Craft activities for the kids
  • Sign up for a free library card and check out DVDs on fitness, or recipe books for summer cookouts and picnics
  • Access Montgomery County Public Library's electronic Health Resources Guide
  • Pick up a free Montgomery County Prescription Card
This event is for parents, and children of all ages, expectant parents and grandparents! Bring the entire family to this fun day event! To register call 301-754-8800 or go to