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1.  MCV Walk Around Towne Event Recap Click here

2.  County Exec. Announcements Click here

3.  Senior News Click here
MCV Walk Around Towne Event Recap

MILL CREEK NEIGHBORS ENJOY “WALK AROUND THE TOWNE” ON A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY MORNING

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, more than 20 Mill Creek residents participated in the annual “Walk Around the Towne” sponsored by Mill Creek Village (MCV) in collaboration with the MCT Garden Club.  The walkers were in great spirits and chatted with one another during the 3.5-mile route that took them to both sides of Mill Creek Towne on a delightful sunny, blue-sky day with temperatures in the 70’s.

There were four wonderful stops along the way, two at neighbors’ homes with impressive gardens and landscaping and two at the main entrances to the community, where the Garden Club maintains the flora and plantings to keep them attractive.  Enroute, several interesting insights were also shared about the neighborhood.

We are very grateful to Mary Harris and Nancy Brady from the Garden Club for participating in the walk and informing us about the Garden Club’s efforts at the entrances. And we sincerely appreciate the warm hospitality displayed by Lynn Hughes and Kathy Corcelius, who welcomed the walkers to their homes, gave them garden tours, and provided delicious snacks and refreshments. 

Thanks to everyone who came out for some exercise in our green and colorful neighborhood.  Thanks as well to Jennifer Black, the Village’s social committee chair for coordinating with Lynn and Kathy in preparation for the event. Event photos, taken mostly by MCV Treasurer Anna McBain, may be found in the Gallery section of News and Events on the Mill Creek Village website Click here or www.millcreekvillage.org.

County Exec. Announcements
Silver Spring Blues Week Returns as Free, Mostly In-Person, Event from June 8-18, Concluding with 13th Silver Spring Blues Festival

Silver Spring Blues Week will return as a mostly in-person, 10-day event from Wednesday, June 8, through Saturday, June 18, concluding with a star-filled lineup for the 13th Silver Spring Blues Festival on June 18. The event is presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
Click here for more information.


Taste of Wheaton Returns with Full Day of Food, Music and Activities for Whole Family on Sunday, June 12, in Downtown Wheaton

The Taste of Wheaton will return after a two-yar hiatus with a full day of food, music and activities for all ages from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at Marian Fryer Plaza in Downtown Wheaton. Rides and activities are free, with food and drinks available for purchase from local Wheaton restaurants.
Click here for more information.



‘Twilight Tuesdays’ Will Have a Wide Range of Free Music and Entertainment on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Throughout the Spring

A wide range of free music and entertainment will be featured on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring throughout the spring in the “Twilight Tuesdays” series presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
Click here for more information.



‘Evenings in Olde Towne’ Free Thursday Series in Gaithersburg Will Include Shows in June, July and September

The free, family-friendly “Evenings in Olde Towne” concert series will have performances on Thursday nights in June, July and September at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. All concerts will take place from 6:30-8 p.m.
Click here for more information.



Children’s Summer Concert Free Series Returns to Olde Towne Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg’s Children’s Summer Concert Series returns to the City Hall Concert Pavilion on Wednesdays in June and July, with free performances from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Click here for more information.



Voter Registration and Political Party Affiliation Deadlines Must Be Filed by Tuesday, June 18

Montgomery County residents who want to vote in the 2022 Gubernatorial primary election on July 19 need to complete and submit their voter registration application no later than 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Voters also must have their correct address on file with Board of Elections and must be registered with the political party whose primary they want to participate if they are to vote in the primary.
Click here for more information.



Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Available in June

Free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs will be available in June. All workshops are free and offered virtually. The workshops are sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries.
Click here for more information.


 

12th Annual Senior Safety Forum June 13-16 Will Offer Virtual and Live-Streamed Sessions on ‘Staying Connected Safely’

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Maryland Protect Week, leaders of the Montgomery County Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Task Force will host the 12th Annual County Senior Safety Forum from June 13-16. This year's forum, which can be joined online or viewed on live stream at County senior centers, will be a series of informative and fun sessions discussing “Staying Connected Safely.”
Click here for more information.



County Launches First-Ever LGBTQ+ Community Survey for ‘Pride Month’

Montgomery County is continuing its celebration of June as “Pride Month” with the release of its first-ever survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) residents. The survey will collect anonymous information about health and wellness, access to resources and services, experiences of discrimination and other aspects of residents’ life in the community. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, July 15.
Click here for more information.



Free Six-Week Diabetes Management Program Starts Wed., June 22, at Germantown Library

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence, will offer a free community-based Diabetes Self-Management Program beginning Wednesday, June 22.  The six-week series will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Germantown Library.
Click here for more information.



Third Quarter Updates of Climate Action Plan Implementation Include Progress on More Than 70 Recommendations

Montgomery County has released the third-quarter updates of its Fiscal Year 2022 Climate Work Plan that highlights the progress to implement actions in the County’s Climate Action Plan. The County has continued to make progress on more than 70 actions to help reach the goals of the plan.
Click here for more information.



Montgomery Parks to Host Special Events Throughout June

Montgomery Parks will host a full month of special events in June that celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth, Pride Month and highlight the County’s outstanding parks.
Click here for more information.



County to Host 25th Juneteenth Free Celebration on Saturday, June 18, with Events at BlackRock Center in Germantown

Montgomery County’s 25th Juneteenth Celebration will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. This will mark the first official observance of Juneteenth as both a national and County paid holiday.
Click here for more information.



Three County Departments to Cohost ‘CDL Job Fair’ on Saturday, June 11

A job fair for holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL licenses) and for individuals who would like to pursue earning a CDL license to get jobs with Montgomery County will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the County Executive Office Building in Rockville. The job fair will offer details on CDL-related jobs, and other positions, with the County’s Department of Transportation, the Department of Alcohol Beverage Services and the Department of General Services.
Click here for more information.

Senior News

Support the Senior Safety Forum and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This year's Safety Forum is a series of informative and fun live stream seminars. Each session includes activities and Q&A opportunities with Montgomery County government representatives.
Participate from the comfort of your home or join in person at viewing parties hosted at Montgomery County senior centers.

Recognizing Elder Abuse in an Increasingly Virtual World
(Opening music will feature music therapist Tom Sweitzer)
Monday, June 13, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
(With yoga to follow led by instructor Cheryl Kravitz)
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
10:00 am to 11:15 am in Spanish
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm in English

Staying Connected Safely
Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Click here to register online: Click here or  https://weaad2022mc.eventbrite.com
Interpreters and other auxiliary aids or services are available upon request, preferably at least three days before the event.  Any questions, call 240-777-1841 or 711 (MD Relay) or email:Click here or WEAAD@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov


Participate in a Free Virtual 50+ Employment Expo
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


-10:00 am to 11:45 am: 
Listen to two community speakers and two workshop speakers discuss relevant topics for today's jobseekers. Participants can ask the speakers questions using Zoom's chat feature.

-12:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Listen to area employers talk about their companies/organizations and employment opportunities, and answer questions from jobseekers. After each employer presentation, Expo participants can network directly with these employers in chat.

Registration is required to participate: Click here or https://virtualexpos.accessjca.org.  Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration and a zoom link for the Expo.  Questions: Click here to email or SeniorExpo@AccessJCA.org



Consider the Benefits of Home Sharing

The benefits of home sharing are many. While creating an additional stream of income, home sharing can help build social connections and lighten the housekeeping load in exchange for reduced rent. Average home sharing rents range from $750 - $1250, depending on the size of the room and available amenities.  

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services worked with the nonprofit Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP) to launch the Montgomery County Home Sharing Program. The program matches homeowners who have a spare room in their homes with compatible home seekers looking for an affordable place to rent for longer than six months. HIP Home sharing counselors and case managers employ a thoughtful process to understand a homeowner’s personal preferences and needs to identify potential housemates with compatible interests. They facilitate meetings and help negotiate home sharing arrangements and lease agreements. Background checks are mandatory for both homeowners and home seekers. 

To learn more, call Michele at 301-85-SHARE (301-857-4273) or go to the website Click here or  www.HIPhomes.org/home-sharing.



Stay Safe on the Roads

Before hitting the road with your family and friends, take the time to review summer Safety Tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Highlights include these suggestions:

  • Get your car serviced
  • Check for recalls
  • Review vehicle safety checklist, including tires, lights, cooling system, fluid level, belts and hoses, wiper blades, air conditioning
  • Make sure floor mats are properly installed
  • Pack an emergency roadside kit
  • Obey speed limits
     

50+ In Montgomery County

June Episode: This month, Jean Dinwiddie interviews Diane Rehm, author, journalist, and advocate; and Ben Marcantonio, Chief Operating Officer at National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to explore end-of-life choices.

Program airs at the following times: Sunday - (6:00 pm) | Mon - (10:00 am) | Tues - (1:00 am, 12:30 pm) | Thurs - (2:30 am) | Fri - (10:30 am) | Sat - (2:00 am)  

Where to Watch: Comcast and RCN channel 6; Verizon channel 30; or On-Demand at the County's website by clicking here

ABOUT MILL CREEK VILLAGE Founded in 2013, Mill Creek Village (MCV) is a volunteer-led, 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt, nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to assisting older neighbors (60+ years of age) in Mill Creek Towne to maintain independence and age well at home. Services include transportation support, grocery shopping, friendly visits and check-in phone calls. MCV also hosts several annual community-wide social events and publishes a monthly e-newsletter. Donations are appreciated and tax deductible. Contact us at 240-686-5870 or mctvillage@gmail.com Visit our website at https://millcreekvillage and follow us on Facebook at “millcreekvillageinc”


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