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.
Virtual Program Options Available
House fires can be especially dangerous for older adults. This presentation will help you utilize fire safety techniques and plan for emergencies. Topics include the proper use of smoke detectors, home safety (cooking safety, appliance safety, electrical safety, etc.), developing an escape plan, responding to fire and more.
Let Gun Safety be your target
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.
Talking With Your Doctor: How to Prepare
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.
Safe Driving for Seniors
This Safe Drivingpresentation 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.
Watching Out For Us
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.
Making Lifestyle Changes: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
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.
Road the Happiness: Understanding Depression
Depression is a medical condition that affects many older adults but depression is not a normal part of growing older. This presentation examines factors that put seniors at an increased risk of depression, explains how to detect depressive symptoms, and reveals methods that help those affected begin to feel like themselves again.
Drug Take-Back Events
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.
Code Red and Code Blue
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.
A “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. A “Code Blue” is called when the combination of air temperature and the wind chill is anticipated to be 20ºF or less.
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: