Seniors

 

Senior Call Check Program

Maryland residents who are 65 years of age or older may enroll in automated check-in phone calls. Calls take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., as close as possible to the one-hour time block pre-selected by the participant. If the participant does not answer their first call, they will be tried two more times. If those calls go unanswered, additional calls will be made to notify an alternative person who is selected by the participant during program enrollment.

Special Shopping Hours for Seniors

Several grocery stores in Montgomery County are setting aside special shopping hours for seniors, allowing them to shop when stores are less busy. See list of grocery stores offering special shopping hours.

Senior Nutrition Program:

If you are age 60 or over, you may be able to pick up boxes of seven frozen meals on a weekly basis at one of the County’s Senior Centers. Contact the nearest  Senior Center for information.

Mental Health Welfare For Seniors

While the COVID-19 virus poses heightened risks for our growing senior community, it's still very important to stay connected with friends, family, and neighbors.  Below are links to help.

Call-n-Ride (CNR) Program

Call-n-Ride (CNR) is a subsidized taxi service program for low-income seniors (65 and older) and low-income persons with disabilities (aged 18-64). Subsidy assistance is provided on a sliding fee scale determined by total household income.  Effective immediately, until the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Call-n-Ride taxicab companies have expanded their delivery services and can assist program participants with pick-up from grocery stores, food banks or restaurants and a contactless delivery to participants’ residence.

To become a Call-n-Ride (CNR) participant, you must first register. A completed  application and relevant documentation are required in order to verify your eligibility. Once you are registered, you can add money to your Call-n-Ride swipe card account and start using Call-n-Ride program.