Senior and Disability Services
The City of Hyattsville is proud to be a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities Network, which encourages cities, counties and states to pay increased attention to the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of residents of all ages. Hyattsville was the first city in Maryland to join the network in 2017. The Mayor and Council adopted the City's Age-Friendly Action plan in 2019.
Throughout the year, the City offers numerous services, programs and events for seniors and people with disabilities. They include wellness classes and presentations, referrals to resource providers, social outings and more.
Summaries of some of our recurring programs are below.
The City's curb-to-curb transportation service to help seniors and individuals with a disability get to medical appointments and grocery stores at no cost has expanded its hours of operation to Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residents must make a reservation by calling (301) 985-5000 before 2 p.m. at least one business day in advance.
Passengers are required to wear a face mask while entering, riding and exiting the bus. Social distancing protocols will be enforced. The City of Hyattsville reserves the right to deny transportation to passengers refusing to follow the City of Hyattsville's COVID Guidelines.
The City of Hyattsville offers special trips for seniors and people with a disability to experience local attractions like art museums, casinos, sports games, shopping centers, and more. To receive more information and updates on upcoming special trips, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 985-5000.
Free Movie Mondays
Come along and enjoy a classic film at the Old Greenbelt Theatre the first Monday of the month! Showtime is at 1 p.m. Transportation pickup service is available from the City Building and Friendship Arms. Space is limited. Pre-registration and proof of vaccination is required. Contact email@example.com or call (301) 985-5000 to register.
Ageless Grace is a seated exercise program for the mind and body set to energetic music. Utilizing the science of neuroplasticity, 21 simple exercises help improve motor skills and brain function while having fun with your neighbors!
Classes take place at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD. All classes are free but pre-registration is required and space is limited for proper social distancing. Masks are required. To register contact our Senior and Disability Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 985-5000.
Classes take place every Wednesday from 10-11 AM.
The City offers free art classes for seniors and people with disabilities in a partnership with Art Works Now. The eight-week class sessions are highly engaging, and participants take home the beautiful projects they create. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register for Fall classes (October 11 - December 6) happening Tuesdays from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, please contact our Age Friendly Program Lead, Marci LeFevre at email@example.com.
This program is made possible in part through funding provided by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County.
Senior Technology Workshops
The City has partnered with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System to offer in-person technology classes for seniors. earn useful computer skills like checking for email and browsing the internet to be more connected with your family and friends! The Hyattsville Branch Library is offering two FREE Senior Technology Training workshops on Monday, October 17 and 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshops will be held in their library at 6530 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, 20782. Space is limited; registration is required. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (301) 985-5000.
Hyattsville Aging in Place helps residents stay in their homes and remain active in the community as they age by providing rides and other services, programs, referrals, and advocacy. Want to help? Go to HyattsvilleAginginPlace.org to volunteer, or email HAPCares2@gmail.com. Need help? Call 301-887-3101, or email HAPCares@gmail.com.