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1.  Mill Creek Resident Highlighted in NY Times  Click here

2.  50+ Virtual Expo Click here

3.  Village at Kentlands & Lakelands Event 11/12 Click here

  Friendly Reminders From County Exec. Click here

5.  Miscellaneous Events Click here

6.  Senior News Events Click here

7.  Vote Election Day 11/3 Vote Click here
Mill Creek Resident Highlighted in NY Times
On October 16, Mary Anne Hardy, former Vice President of Mill Creek Village and a former nurse, was the focus of an article in the business section of the New York Times. The article, which can be linked to below, discussed her recognition of aging issues after she retired from direct clinical care and how she turned her knowledge and skills of the health care system into a small business venture called Maryland Health Advocates. In her business capacity, she represents aging and disabled patients in addressing treatment, coverage and financial issues with their health care provider and insurers.
Mary Anne is an exceptional advocate for the those in need and was very deserving of this wonderful news coverage. We are very proud to call her a member of the Mill Creek Village family.
Virtual 50+ Expo
The Beacon Virtual 50+ Expo
Sunday, November 1, 2020 through Sunday, January 31, 2021
The website will go live at noon on Sunday, November 1st.

The Exhibitor Program Guide can be viewed here.
Read about the speakers, exhibitors and classes offered. Pre-register now for the Expo online to receive one additional entry for door prizes and be notified when the virtual Expo goes live.
Click here to register
Village at Kentlands & Lakelands Event 11/12
Zoom-In Event 
Thursday, November 12, 2020  
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Village at Kentlands and Lakelands invites you to join local author, Carol Solomon, as she uses her upcoming collection of short stories to explore the power of reading and writing during this time of COVID-19. The presentation includes readings from her new book, Love, Loss, & Ghosts and encourages participants to do their own "flash writing" for a website that launches in the fall. Love, Loss, & Ghosts, which is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, will be released in November.

To register, click here and click on the ‘Register Now’ Link. 
For more information contact Jean Mocarski by email or by phone at 240-449-9002.

Click here to visit the village website
Friendly Reminders From County Exec.
County Office of Consumer Protection Advises That Taking Password Protection Actions Can Help Avoid Giving Criminals the Holiday Gift of Access to Your Personal Accounts

The holiday season is when consumers are most active, buying many gifts and household items online. Most of those transactions involve creating accounts that require passwords. The holidays are also times when criminals are most active, stealing identities and personal information. Easily identifying a password makes their work even easier. That is why the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is urging consumers to review their passwords before the holidays and make sure they have ones that are not easy for criminals to guess.

Click here for more information.

Changing Clocks Twice a Year Are Good Reminders to Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Safety—And Here is How to Dispose of Those Batteries

Overnight Saturday, everyone must turn back their clocks and watches one hour as most of the country goes to Eastern Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time ends for the year. The twice-annual time changes are good reminders to change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure they are always working in case of an emergency.

Click here for more information.
Miscellaneous Events & Notices
City of Gaithersburg to Hold Public Forums on the Future of Lakeforest Mall

October 29 and November 5
10:00am and 2:00pm and 6:30pm

What should the Lakeforest Mall property look like in the future? Share your thoughts at one of six virtual public forums, taking place on both October 29 and November 5. Tell the City how YOU envision the future of Lakeforest.

Register to participate here.
Learn more and take the survey here.

The Office of Community Partnerships is Hiring!
Closing date for all the positions is November 4.

Want to join the team? The Office of Community Partnerships is hiring for the following positions:
• Community Outreach Manager, Caribbean Community Liaison IRC46093  Click here
• Community Outreach Manager, LGBTQ Liaison IRC46094 Click here
• Community Outreach Manager, Middle Eastern Community Liaison IRC46095 Click here
• Program Manager II, Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center IRC46173 Click here

You must register through Montgomery County iRecruitment before you can apply for a position. You can visit the homepage to register or login if you already have an account.

All questions should be directed to the Montgomery County Office of Human Resources.

Have You Noticed Something Different on Middlebrook Road in Germantown?

MCDOT has constructed an interim two-way bicycle facility, removing one eastbound travel lane, and narrowing remaining vehicle travel lanes along Middlebrook Road from just east of Germantown Road (MD 118) to the intersection with Great Seneca Highway (MD 119). The project will soon include the County’s first shared bus platform as a new approach to coordinating bus, bicycle, and ADA needs. The improvements are designed to facilitate and protect cyclist and pedestrian movements along the corridor and demonstrate a new design approach for the County.

Click here for more information.

Senior News Events

Job Search Training Program for Job Seekers Ages 50+

Are you over age 50 and frustrated by your job search?  JCA’s Career Gateway Program can help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn your age and experience to your advantage.  Each session of the Career Gateway features 30 hours of small-group classroom instruction over five days, comprehensive take-home materials, practical exercises, and a long-term mentor – all for only $75!  Sessions run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. 

Interactive and Online Sessions                     
#2:  November 9, 11, 13, 16, 18 - 2020
#3:  January 19, 20, 22, 25, 27 - 2021
#4:  March 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 - 2021
#5:  April 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 - 2021
#6:  June 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 - 2021

Sessions will be an interactive, Zoom, online experience.  Same curriculum, class facilitator, presenters and volunteers addressing all the important job-seeking skills as in our in-class programming and all from the comfort and safety of your own home!  Prior online sessions have been a resounding success. Do not be intimidated by online instruction.  We will train you and work through this together! 

For more information, contact Jodie Rasch at 301-255-4215
or by email
Click here to see website

Seeking Veterans to Feature on Website
Veterans Day 2020

Tribute to Veterans Living in the County Who Have Served in the U.S. Uniformed Services & U.S. Armed Forces

To honor and pay tribute to our Veterans, Montgomery County has created a Tribute to Veterans Living in Montgomery website and is seeking information about County residents who have served.  Please consider submitting your information or information on a Veteran you know. 
Click here for website and click on Submit a Tribute. 


Retool, Recharge, Reinvent: Virtual 50+ Employment Expo
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join via Zoom for free from the safety of your home.
Registration required.
Please click here 

*Network with area employers
*Attend free workshops
*Learn new job-search skills
There are multiple employers with available full-time and part-time salaried job opportunities. 

Check our website for a continually updated list of Employers and Community Resources/Training/Education and information organizations that will join us
Click here 

Learn about Your Transportation Options
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

While all residents need to remain cautious about their travels during the COVID pandemic, they cannot completely avoid all medical appointments and other vital activities. Zoom into this educational event about transportation options available to older adults and County residents with disabilities.
Learn about transportation resources inside and outside of County government during a one-hour presentation, and ask questions from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Click here to join
Meeting ID: 916 6676 5222
Passcode: 828741
One tap mobile
+1-301-715-8592,,91666765222#,,,,,,0#,,828741# US (Germantown)


Share Your Ideas during the Public Hearing on Thrive Montgomery 2050
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:15 pm

What does the future of Montgomery County look like to you? And how does the community where you live, work, and play support your vision for your future?  The Planning Board will hold a public hearing about a long-range vision for the County at their virtual meeting on Thursday, November 19.

You can testify online, over the phone, or submit written testimony. To testify online or by phone, you must sign up to testify by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 18. Also, written testimony must be submitted by 12:00 pm on November 18 via email by clicking here Learn more about how to testify while social distancing.

To prepare, view the Thrive Montgomery 2050 Public Hearing Draft Plan. If you do not have the time to review the whole document, check out the “Trends and Challenges” and “A Plan to Thrive” sections for key concepts and recommendations. And get more information about Thrive Montgomery 2050 by clicking here

***Vote Election Day 11/3 Vote***
Free Transportation Options Available for Early Voters and on Election Day

Montgomery County residents who choose to cast their votes at ballot drop boxes or in person during the early voting period and on Election Day are encouraged to make use of multiple free transportation options to support voting activity.

Click here for a list of Election Day Voting Centers

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