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The Adult Education and Workforce Development program (AE&WD) is promotes self-empowerment, achievement and upward mobility among customers by connecting them to training and educational services. Services are designed to meet customers at their individual levels of need and then create pathways for them to achieve their employment and educational goals.

01
May
2019

SEN004 Senior Brown Bag Program

05-01-2019 - 01-31-2020
Free

Ages: 60 and older

Facilitator: Capital Area Food Bank           Fee: Free

Days of the Week:   ☒Thursday   

Start Date: 5/1/2019          End Date: 12/31/19

Start Time: TBA                End Time: TBA

Location: Town Center Rockville

Pre-packaged food and fresh produce are distributed to eligible participants on the third Thursday of each month. Contact Resident Counselor at (240) 528-4841 for additional information.

01
May
2019

SEN002 Senior Nutrition Lunch Program

05-01-2019 12:00 pm - 01-31-2020 1:00 pm
$2.00

Ages: 60 and older

Facilitator: Nutrition Manager          Fee: Recommended Donation is $2

Days of the Week: ☒Monday   ☒Tuesday   ☒Wednesday   ☒Thursday   ☒Friday

Start Date: 5/1/2019          End Date: Ongoing

Location: Arcola Towers          Start Time: 11:30 am         End Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Bauer Park               Start Time: 11:30 am         End Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Elizabeth House       Start Time: 11:30 am         End Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Forest Oak Towers    Start Time: 11:30 am         End Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Waverly House          Start Time: 12:00 p.m.       End Time: 1:00 p.m.

 In partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, HOC offers a senior nutrition lunch program. HOC host sites serve cold and/or hot prepackaged meals Monday through Friday in a communal setting. The purpose of this program is to reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization, and promote health and wellbeing. Reservations are required to participate. Call (240) 249-8978 for more information.

01
May
2019

SEN003 Senior Brown Bag Program

05-01-2019 1:00 pm - 12-31-2019 5:00 pm
Free

Ages: 60 and older

Facilitator: Capital Area Food Bank              Fee: Free

Day of the Week:     ☒Friday

Start Time: 1:00 pm        End Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Elizabeth House Apartments

Pre-packaged food and fresh produce are distributed to eligible participants on the fourth Friday of each month. Call (240) 249-8987 for additional information.

01
May
2019

SEN013 Computer Coaching/Smart Phone Navigation Class

05-01-2019 2:00 pm - 12-31-2019 3:30 pm
Free

Ages: Senior Citizens  

Facilitator: HOC Staff             Fee: Free

Days of the Week:    ☒Thursday   

Start Date: 5/1/2019         End Date: 12/31/19

Start Time: 2:00 pm           End Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Forest Oak Towers

Seniors can get help using their technological devices, such as computers, laptops and smartphones. Interested residents meet on Thursdays to study basic computer technology and smart phone functions, such as sending emails and using applications like “Viber” and “Whatsapp” on their smart phones. Participants will also have opportunities to surf the internet. 

 

03
May
2019

SEN009 Manna Food Center Distribution

05-03-2019 2:00 pm - 12-31-2019 4:00 pm
Free

Ages: N/A

Facilitator: Manna Food Center        Fee: Free

Days of the Week:   ☒Friday

Start Date: 5/3/2019       End Date: 12/31/19

Start Time: 2:00 pm        End Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Tanglewood Apartments

A variety of pre-packaged food including frozen meats and a box of produce are distributed to participants on the first Friday of each month. Registration is required. Contact Resident Counselor at (240) 627-9655 for more information.

09
May
2019

SEN008 Manna Food Center Distribution

05-09-2019 2:30 pm - 12-31-2019 4:00 pm
Free

Ages: N/A

Facilitator: Manna Food Center        Fee: Free

Days of the Week:    ☒Thursday   

Start Date: 5/9/2019        End Date: 12/31/19

Start Time: 2:30 pm         End Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Paddington Square Apartments

A variety of pre-packaged food including frozen meats and a box of produce are distributed to participants on the second Thursday of each month. Registration is required. Contact Resident Counselor at (240) 627-9524 for more information. 

 

13
May
2019

SEN010 Manna Food Center Distribution

05-13-2019 2:00 pm - 12-31-2019 4:00 pm
Free

Ages: Senior Citizens

Facilitator: HOC Staff             Fee: Free

Days of the Week: ☒Monday   

Start Date: 5/13/2019       End Date: 12/31/19

Start Time: 2:00 pm          End Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Town Center Rockville

A variety of pre-packaged food including frozen meats and a box of produce are distributed to participants on the second Monday of each month. Registration is required. Contact Resident Counselor at (240) 528-4841 for more information.

15
Aug
2019

FOT002 COMPUTER/SMART PHONE COACHING

08-15-2019 2:00 pm - 01-14-2020 3:00 pm
Free

Ages: 18 and older

Facilitator: Resident Counselor        Fee: Free

Days of the Week:    ☒Thursday  

Start Date: 8/15/2019       End Date: 1/14/2020

Start Time: 2:00PM.          End Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location:  Forest Oak Towers

Program Description: With an ever-growing technological world, it is imperative that we teach our seniors basic technological skills, that will enable them to perform basic technological functions and overcome some of the barriers that they encounter as they strive to use technology. This coaching session focuses on helping seniors troubleshot technological challenges with most of their technological devices such as computers, iPads, smart phones and other devices. Participant will learn to browse the internet, send and receive emails, and be able to use applications on their smartphones such as WhatsApp, viber, and Facebook to chat and receive video calls. Participants will develop and gain skills to become more comfortable with operating various technological devices. If you are interested in becoming tech savvy with most of your technological devices this coaching session will be of great help to you.

03
Sep
2019

FOT001 CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH LESSON FOR NON NATIVE SPEAKERS

09-03-2019 1:30 pm - 03-19-2020
Free

Ages: 62 and older

Facilitator: Resident Counselor/Resident Volunteer        Fee: Free

Days of the Week:   ☒Tuesday   

Start Date: 9/3/2019        End Date: 3/19/2020

Start Time: 3:30 P.M.        End Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: [Forest Oak Towers, 101 Odendhal Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Program Description: This class focuses on helping non-native English speakers learn basic conversational English, which will enable them to effectively carry out their day to day responsibilities.   The lessons will help them to develop confidence in spoken communication, develop new vocabulary and skills with conversation, and give participants practice with natural speaking and listening. Participants will be encouraged to engage in conversation of everyday topics, and taught how to keep conversation going, interrupt and end conversation appropriately, as well as to ask questions to gain specific information.

 

05
Sep
2019

FOT004 MONEY MANAGEMENT MENTORING

09-05-2019 2:00 pm - 12-12-2019 3:00 pm
Free

Ages: 62 and older

Facilitator: Ann Jackman         Fee: Free

Days of the Week:         ☒Thursday    

Start Date: 9/5/2019        End Date: continues monthly, usually 2nd Thurs. each month

Start Time: 2:00 P.M.        End Time: 3:00 P.M. Subsequent Dates are: Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th and Dec. 12th

Location: Forest Oak Towers, Community Room 101 Odendhal Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Program Description: This program provides valuable tips on different aspects of the typical budget to maximize financial savings and expand quality of life.  Each month a different budget item is targeted for ways to save.  Examples include transportation, energy, nutrition, entertainment, restaurant outings and other budget items.  Other aspects of this program have explored ways to save with online shopping and suggestions on how to organize and maintain an annual budget and supporting documents.