Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Register Now for ECHO #13 "Aging in Montgomery County: Building a Safer Community Together"

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services' (MCDHHS) Office of Community Affairs and Aging and Disability Services would like to invite you to participate in a free training workshop as part of the Empowering Community Health Organizations (ECHO) Project 2017.

This FREE workshop, entitled "Aging in Montgomery County: Building a Safer Community Together", is the second in a three-part series focusing on the health and social needs of older adults and their families. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Great Hall, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The workshop aims to raise awareness on elder abuse and provide resources to community leaders to improve the safety of older adults in their communities. Representatives from various Montgomery County and state agencies will be brought together to discuss issues of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (particularly financial exploitation) among older adults. Attendees will also learn about warning signs and prevention strategies that promote a safer aging community.

In addition, a resource fair will be held before the workshop from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Local organizations and programs will be in attendance to provide information and resources for older adults.

Registration is required due to limited space. Please RSVP by Friday, May 1, 2017. You can register online at http://conta.cc/2nMyRFc or by calling Diem-Thanh (Tanya) Dang, AAHI Program Assistant, at 240-777-4517.

If you have any questions, or if you are unable to register, please contact Ms. Dang via telephone or email at Diem-Thanh.Dang@montgomerycountymd.gov. We hope you will join us in building a healthier community!