This unit is tasked with developing programs and partnerships that will serve the unmet needs of our senior population in Montgomery County. We also deliver evidence-based programs mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. These programs are free for all seniors.
For information about any of the below programs, please call or email Tracey Flynn at 610-278-3609.
This presentation explores issues that affect Seniors and how those issues play a role in gun safety. The goal of this program is to present the best and safest practices for any Senior who may find themself in close proximity to a gun.
Learn how you can take an interactive role in your healthcare! This presentation features tips on how to get ready for a doctor’s visit, effectively talking with a doctor about health concerns, making decisions together about treatment, and remembering what was discussed following the appointment.
This Safe Driving presentation provides advice on how seniors can continue to drive safely for longer. It includes indicators designed to gauge driving ability as well as alternatives for life after driving.
This program reviews skills for safe walking. This program is interactive for participants and discusses topics such as crossing the street, visual barriers, parking lot safety, and much more.
This presentation reviews falls and fall risk. As we grow older, our fall risk increases. Learn what causes falls, how to address the fear of falling and what you can do to prevent your fall risk.
Diabetes is on the rise in America. Prevention is key. This presentation explores what diabetes is, signs and symptoms, complications, and what we can do to prevent or delay our Type 2 Diabetes Risk.
We schedule drug take-back events for seniors throughout the county. If you are interested in future locations, please check this website regularly. We are also able to schedule events at locations where seniors gather.
Drug Take-Back events are hosted in collaboration with the Montgomery County Detectives and District Attorney’s Offices.
The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, will call a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning or a Code Blue Health Warning for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
Those especially at risk are very young children, elderly adults, and people with chronic medical conditions and/or taking certain medications. Friends, relatives, or neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.
A "Code Red" Hot Weather Health Warning is issued in anticipation of an oppressively hot air mass with a heat index of 100ºF or greater. Such conditions have been associated with excess mortality, and residents should take precautions to prevent heat-related stress and exhaustion.
The Community Program Development unit has developed a program called #CheckOnASenior. We encourage all residents to check on their senior friends, relatives, and neighbors. We are happy to drop off flyers and postcards at any place to be distributed within the County or you can download and print yourself: