Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Active Aging Expo

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Cost: Free

The City of Gaithersburg is hosting their 6th Annual Active Aging Expo, which will feature interesting lectures, interactive demonstrations, preventive screenings, facials, massages, entertainment, and access to senior services! Non-profit organizations with information on health and wellness, as well as businesses that specialize in serving older adults will also attend. No registration is required. For more information, please call 301-258-6380 or email

Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 4/30/14.

Monday, April 28, 2014

KCSC ACT Hep B Results & Vaccination #1 Day

On April 6th and 13th, the Korean Community Service Center (KCSC), in partnership with AAHI, conducted their Results & Vaccination #1 Days at New Covenant Fellowship Church (NCFC) and St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church (SAKCC). These two events were the second part of their Active Care and Treatment (ACT) of Hepatitis B Project. Community members who previously attended the Education & Screening Days in March returned to receive their test results. Volunteer physicians provided one-on-one consultations with the community members about their results and next steps. If needed, community members were able to receive the first of three hepatitis B vaccination shots. KCSC will provide the second and third shots of the three-shot hepatitis B vaccination series in May and October.

Community members had the opportunity to visit a resource table that had a variety of information on Montgomery Cares Clinics, the STOP B Program, and general health.

AAHI thanks our partners at KCSC, volunteers, Health Promoters, and staff for all their hard work in making the Results & Vaccination #1 Days successful!

Please click on the thumbnail below to see the rest of the pictures from the events.
04-06-14 & 04-13-14 KCSC ACT Hep B Results & Vaccination #1

Friday, April 25, 2014

Census Bureau Seeking Applicants in Montgomery County!

The Census Bureau is looking for qualified applicants in Montgomery County, MD and the District of Columbia!
The U.S. Census Bureau is researching modern and new methods for the population to exercise their civic obligation to be counted in the next census. Whether through the Internet, telephone, or traditional paper questionnaires, the Census Bureau is committed to making the once-a-decade headcount quick, easy, and safe for all to participate. The 2014 Census Test will allow the Census Bureau, on a small scale, to test a variety of new methods and advanced technologies that are under consideration for the 2020 Census. The 2014 Test will take place from June 23rd through September 25th, with Census Day on July 1, 2014.
The test will be conducted in portions of Washington D.C. and Montgomery County, MD. The Census Bureau will open a temporary Local Census Office (LCO) in Silver Spring, MD to conduct the 2014 Census Test and is hiring field staff for temporary positions. Pay ranges from $14-$21.50 an hour. Please call 1-888-480-1639 for more information on how to apply.
Disclaimer: Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 4/25/14.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Year Celebrations!

The Cambodian and Thai communities recently celebrated the coming of their new year. AAHI had the opportunity to experience both celebrations and provide health information to community members!

On April 12th, AAHI joined the Cambodian Buddhist Society at their Cambodian New Year Celebration in Silver Spring. Community members participated in different cultural and religious activities as part of the celebrations. At AAHI's outreach table, we provided information about breast cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, local resources, diabetes, and patient-physician communication. We also used the Wheel of Health Education to provide information about heart health.

On April 13th, AAHI attended the Songkran New Year Festival hosted by Wat Thai Washington DC. The Songkran Festival is known as the traditional New Year Day in Thailand. There was a variety of religious and social activities, as well as cultural music performances and food stands. AAHI Health Promoters provided general health information and carbon monoxide screenings at our outreach table.

Thank you to the Cambodian Buddhist Society and Wat Thai Washington DC for having us participate in your exciting cultural events!

Please click on the thumbnail below to see more pictures from the Cambodian New Year Celebration.
04-12-14 Cambodian New Year Celebration

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AAHI in Social Media

Adventist HealthCare's Center for Health Equity and Wellness recently featured AAHI's Program Manager, Perry Chan, on their social media as a local leader making an impact on improving health equity. Thank you for your dedication and contributions to the local community, Perry!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Save the Date! - "Mental Health in Our Communities" Workshop

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services' African American Health Program, Asian American Health Initiative, and Latino Health Initiative would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in a free training workshop as part of the Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.O.) Project 2014.

Launched in May 2011, E.C.H.O. is a series of practical and professional training workshops which aim to empower community organizations to develop culturally and linguistically sensitive health programming. Our most recent workshop was attended by approximately 120 individuals representing about 60 non-profit, civic, academic, community-based, and faith-based organizations. If you would like to learn more about our previous workshop, please visit the following link: The Affordable Care Act in the Capital Region: How to Enroll

The "Mental Health in Our Communities" workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. A light dinner will be provided at 5:30 pm and the program will begin at 6:00 pm. The workshop will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Great Hall at One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

This free workshop will provide an overview of mental health, its disparities, and support services in Montgomery County. Participants will have the opportunity to share their communities' experiences with accessing mental health services.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please register by Friday, May 9, 2014. You can complete the registration form by clicking here or by calling Shannon Lee, AAHI Office Services Coordinator, at 240-777-4517.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lee via telephone or email at We hope you join us in building a healthier community!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weller Road Elementary School Health Fair

On April 10th, AAHI attended a health fair at Weller Road Elementary School in Silver Spring. Many parents and students from the elementary school attended. The fair featured various health vendors who shared information about their services. AAHI provided information about general health topics. Community members who stopped by our table also had the opportunity to spin the Wheel of Health Education to learn more about local resources.

Thank you to Weller Road Elementary School for inviting us to your health fair!

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4-10-14 Weller Road Elementary School Health Fair

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Senior Sneaker Exercise Program

Eligibility: Montgomery County residents age 55 or older
Cost: $50 for the annual membership

Montgomery County Recreation's popular Senior Sneaker Program helps adults age 55 and older have access to quality exercise/weight rooms across the County at a very affordable $50 annual membership charge. For this low fee, members can use the exercise/weight rooms until 3pm Monday through Friday. Call your local community center for details.

The Senior Sneaker Program is available at the following Community Centers:
Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center   240-777-4910
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center   240-777-6922
Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center  240-777-8050
Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center  240-777-4900
Damascus Community Recreation Center  240-777-6930
East County Community Recreation Center  240-777-8090
Germantown Community Recreation Center  240-777-8095
Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center  240-777-6855
Long Branch Community Recreation Center  240-777-6965
Longwood Community Recreation Center  240-777-6920
Mid-County Community Recreation Center  240-777-6820
Plum Gar Community Recreation Center  240-777-4919
Potomac Community Recreation Center  240-777-6960
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center  240-777-4970
Upper County Community Recreation Center  240-777-8077
Wheaton Neighborhood Recreation Center  240-777-8057
Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center  240-777-8088

Disclaimer:  Please note the information provided above may be subject to change. Contact the respective organizations to ensure the most current information. Updated on 4/16/14.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ama Tu Vida Multicultural Health Festival

On April 5th, AAHI participated in the Ama Tu Vida, or "Love Your Life," Multicultural Health Festival at Bohrer Park. Ama Tu Vida is a campaign that aims to promote wellness and encourages community members to adopt life-long disease prevention and healthy habits to improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The health festival featured over 50 vendors with free medical screenings, wellness information, and raffle prizes. At AAHI's outreach table, our Health Promoters provided information about breast cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, local resources, tobacco cessation, diabetes, Lyme disease, and patient-provider communication.

This event was hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human ServicesLatino Health InitiativeSuburban HospitalMobileMed, and the City of Gaithersburg.Thank you to our partners for hosting a great health fair!

Please click on the thumbnail below to see more pictures from the event!
04-05-14 Ama Tu Vida Multicultural Health Festival

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gaithersburg High School Health & Wellness Fair

On March 31st, AAHI attended Gaithersburg High School's Health & Wellness Fair. This was their first annual health fair for the students, which featured various health exhibits and vendors who shared information on their services. Students had the opportunity to learn about a range of topics, including fitness and nutrition, dental and medical resources, weight/BMI, and community resources. Blood pressure screenings and interactive activities like karate, zumba, yoga, and the Wii were also available. Hundreds of students attended the health fair!

AAHI provided information about cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, local resources, diabetes, and patient-physician communication. We also screened over 40 students for carbon monoxide.

Thank you to our partners at Gaithersburg High School for having us be a part of this successful health fair!

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3-31-14 Gaithersburg High School Health & Wellness Fair

Monday, April 7, 2014

MCC Heart Health Lecture

On March 30th, the Muslim Community Center (MCC) hosted their weekly lecture, as part of their Community Education Series. This series features speakers who address various health, social, and religious topics affecting Muslim Americans. AAHI provided an educational talk on heart health, risk factors, statistics, and steps to preventing heart disease. We also provided information about our organization and local health resources.

Thank you to all the community members who attended and to our partners at MCC!

Friday, April 4, 2014

AAHI101 & Community Resources Presentation at Hope Chinese School

On March 22nd, AAHI had the opportunity to present general information about our organization and valuable community resources at Hope Chinese School. Community members were interested in topics such as hepatitis B and the Affordable Care Act. Thank you to our wonderful speakers for helping us build a healthier community!

See more pictures from the presentation by clicking on the thumbnail below!
03-22-14 AAHI101 & Community Resources Presentation @ Hope Chinese School

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CASSA Health Check-Up #16

On Saturday, March 22nd, AAHI attended a Health Check-Up hosted by the Chinese American Senior Services Association (CASSA). The Health Check-Up is an event that CASSA hosts twice a year at the MobileMed Clinic. At this health fair, CASSA offers a variety of services to community members.

At AAHI's outreach table, Health Promoters provided general health information and community referrals. We also provided community members with osteoporosis bone density screenings, along with information on bone health.

Thank you to our partners at CASSA for hosting another great Health Check-Up!

Please click on the image below to view more pictures from the event.
03-22-14 CASSA Health Check-Up #16

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AAHI's March 2014 Newsletter

The March 2014 issue of AAHI's newsletter is now available online! Please click the image below to read a full-size version of the newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletters via email, please subscribe to our mailing list.