Community Resources & Events

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Senior Assistance Programs: There are many programs in the Frederick area available to help seniors. Click here to see a list of various programs that are available.

PEARLS:(Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives) Have you been feeling down or blue? Have you lost interest in doing things? Are you 60 or older? If you answered "yes", there is a free community-based program to help. Click here to learn more.

Updated Medicare List: Click here to view a list of doctors that are accepting new Medicare patients. (This list is current as of January 30, 2019).

What is Real ID?: Real ID is federal legislation designed to establish security standards for all state driver's licenses and identification cards nationwide. After October 1, 2020, you will be required to have a Real ID compliant driver's license or ID card. Click here to learn more.

Mission of Mercy: Mission of Mercy is a charity that seeks to assist those uninsured and underinsured in our communities. Click here to read more about this organization.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. People of all ages may qualify for a free screening from the Frederick County Health Department. Click here to learn about how to get a free screening. You can also view this flyer to see statistics related to colon cancer.

Legal Program: Civil Justice, Inc is starting a state-wide program providing low-cost wills and other legal documents to seniors of low to moderate income. Read this flyer to learn more.

Treating Heartburn and GERD: Read this flyer to learn more about how to treat heartburn and GERD.

Hungry Harvest: Every Wednesday at the teaching kitchen of the Frederick YMCA. Come pick up a $7 bag of fresh fruit and veggies ($15 value compared to grocery stores). Click here to view the flyer.

Medicine Disposal: Frederick County has set up various dates and locations for people to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medicines. Check out this flyer for more information. The Frederick Police Department has installed a permanent medication dropbox behind their headquarters. Visit this link to learn more.

Protect Yourself Against Fraud: There are many scams out there, many of which are targeting senior citizens. Read this article to learn more about how you can avoid becoming a victim of a scam.

Groceries for Seniors: On the first Friday of each month, the Frederick Senior Center provides free groceries for seniors in their drive-thru. Distribution starts at 1:00 p.m. and continues until all food has been distributed.

Eldercare Locator: The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Click here to visit the website.

Frederick Support Group for Chronic Diseases: This is a free support group open to anyone with a chronic disease diagnosis and their supportive person. The group is led by community members with support from Frederick Memorial Hospital and the Frederick County Health Department. Click here to view the flyer.

 

Community Events & Activities

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Fall 2019 Activities: Click here to see the activities for this fall! There are so many fun opportunities for seniors in Frederick County!

Caregiver Conference & Elder Expo: October 1-2 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. These events are for those who want to learn practical tips and strategies to help care for your loved ones. Click here to learn more.