County Offers Information and Referral Services for Seniors and Caregivers in Multiple Languages; New Flyers Available

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 11, 2016 Two County services can help residents find out more about services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Aging & Disability Resource Unit (ADRU), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, provides personalized assistance, referrals to services and specific information to seniors, individuals with disabilities and caregivers by telephone and in-person. Staff can help callers identify both County and community-based resources. The Connect-A-Ride program provides information and referral for older adults and adults with disabilities about transportation options; including public, private and volunteer transportation services. In addition, the program assists callers with applications for programs such as the Escorted Transportation Program, Call-n-Ride and Metro Access. Language interpretation is available for both services. The Aging & Disability Resource Unit is open Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call the ADRU at 240-777-3000. The Connect-a-Ride program, funded by Montgomery County and operated by the Jewish Council for the Aging, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Connect-a-Ride at 301-738-3252. Multi-lingual flyers are available online at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/Resources/Files/pdfs/ADmulti-lingualflier.pdf and http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/Resources/Files/pdfs/TranspOptionsmultilang.pdf. For a printed copy, call the ADRU at 240-777-3000. County residents can also call one number – 311 – and they can be connected to the numbers above for assistance. # # # Release ID: 16-010 Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507

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