Resources

Resources

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Topic Organization Description Contact information, website line
Local Directories, Services, and Lists
Resources Locator City of Hyattsville Enter your zip code and search for low- and no-cost resources in Hyattsville and the surrounding area, including those that provide food, healthcare, housing, job training, and more.   https://www.hyattsville.org/764/Resources
Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities City of Hyattsville Resource about the services, programs and events for seniors and people with disabilities, such as Ageless Grace exercise program, Call-A-Bus, Hyattsville Heroes Program (help with yard and home maintenance), and Arts Classes. https://www.hyattsville.org/527/Senior-and-Disability-Services

Phone: (301) 985-5058

Services for older adults and their families Eldercare Locator A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/index.aspx
Caregiver Resources Various List of local resources for caregivers and Support groups Resources for Caregivers
Exercise Programs Various List of local, free or reduced-fee programs for older adults Exercise options
Music Venues Various Lists of local live music venues, festivals, and other music resources Music Venues
Travel Groups Various List of national and international travels groups for older adults Senior Travel Resources
Reports, Publications
Age Friendly Initiative City of Hyattsville, Age Friendly Initiative Work Group This document is the City’s plan to improve conditions for people of all ages in the City of Hyattsville, with a specific focus on the senior population. It was written in accordance with the guidelines provided by the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, of which the City seeks to be a continuing member. The City joined the network in January of 2017.

Refer to Appendix 4 (pg46): Resources for information on Housing, and Home & Community-based Services

Local copy of the report 
Free Publications about Aging National Institute on Aging National Institute on Aging’s publications ordering site! Here you can order free publications about healthy aging, such as “A Guide for Older People: Talking with your doctor” You can order online at https://order.nia.nih.gov/, call the NIA Information Center at 1-800-222-2225, or email niaic@mail.nih.gov.
Housing
Capable Home Modification Program Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland offers home modification services to eligible senior residents.  https://hyattsvilleaginginplace.org/habitat-capable-program
Creative housing options AARP Information to explain housing options for older adults as well as lists of books, articles, and fact sheets and reports. https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-2014/creative-age-friendly-housing-options.html
Guide for Making Housing Decisions National Association of Area Agencies on Aging(n4a) Housing options for older adults https://www.n4a.org/files/HousingOptions.pdf
Transportation
Transit Directory Search TRIP Program – Center for Mobility Equity The TRIP program helps residents ride transit throughout Maryland.

The Transit Directory Search allow you to search by age range and accessibility options (e.g., door-to-door, wheelchair, etc.). Quick filters to easily “Show all paratransit services,” Show Medicaid patient services,” and “Show veteran-focused services”

https://www.mdtrip.org/transit-directory

Phone: 1-877-331-TRIP (8747)

Call-A-Bus City of Hyattsville Hyattsville’s Call-a-Bus offers seniors and people with disabilities transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores within a six-mile radius of the City. The bus offers curb-to-curb service from outside a resident’s home to their destination. Phone: (301) 985-5000
Call-A-Cab Prince George’s county Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for County seniors (age 60+) and/or County persons with disabilities. This program allows eligible residents to purchase coupon books that can be used to pay for rides with participating cab companies.   Phone: (301) 883-5656
National Organizations
General information about aging AARP AARP’s website provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment https://www.aarp.org/
General information about aging American Society on Aging The American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Site offers useful resources on a variety of aging-related topics. https://www.asaging.org/