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 http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/rectmpl.asp?url=/content/rec/bam.asp

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 http://www.holycross.drsreferralservice.com/p-848-family-fun-and-fitness-day.aspx.

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