Montgomery County Recreation Senior Centers to Reopen Beginning Monday, June 14

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Montgomery County Recreation Senior Centers to Reopen Beginning Monday, June 14

Per Montgomery County:

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Montgomery County Recreation Senior Centers will begin providing in-person senior services on Monday, June 14. The Holiday Park Senior Center located at 3950 Ferrara Drive in Silver Spring and Damascus Senior Center located at 9701 Main Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

North Potomac Senior Center located at 13850 Travilah Road in Rockville and the White Oak Senior Center located at 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring will reopen for service on Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 15.

Also beginning Tuesday, June 15 the grassy area of the Long Branch Outdoor Pool located at 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring will be used to provide senior activities from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday as the weather permits.

The Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center located at 1000 Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday beginning Saturday, June 19.

“Reopening our facilities safely is one of our highest priorities,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “COVID-19 has been hard for everyone and our seniors are one of the hardest hit groups. Throughout the pandemic we have successfully provided virtual programs and outdoor programs, and now we can safely begin the reopening of our Centers.”

Recreation staff members are working on a wide array of programs that include the traditional senior center offering such as fitness program, dances, and social activities as well as new and innovative programs. The Recreation Department will continue to expand virtual programs and outdoor programs that hundreds of seniors are currently registered for including senior sports programs, meet-up hikes and dance, fitness and arts programs.

Community members who had previously used the transportation to the Long Branch and Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Centers may call 240-777-4925 for assistance in alternative transportation options.

The onsite lunch program is available to those 60 years and older. The meal program provides a healthy meal on days when the participant attends the program.

Curb-to-curb transportation will be available for any resident 55 and older who resides within the centers service area, which is approximately a 3-to-5-mile mile radius. Transportation will be offered five days a week for our Holiday Park and Damascus locations. All other locations will be offering modified transportation while Centers are providing limited offerings.

To register for a class or program, visit www.mocorec.com

As a preventative measure Montgomery County Government continues to require face coverings while indoors at all County facilities. For more information about senior programs call 240-777-4925.

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