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.
This curb-to-curb transportation service to help seniors and individuals with a disability get to medical appointments and grocery stores at no cost is available 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 must 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 email@example.com or (301) 985-5000.
Free Movie Mondays
Come along and enjoy a classic film at the Old Greenbelt Theatre on 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 are required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 occur at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD, every Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM. 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 email@example.com or (301) 985-5000.
Age-Friendly Lunch & Learn Series:
February: Fraud Prevention & Financial Resilience
On Monday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., attend a fraud prevention and financial resilience workshop at the Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 985-5000.
Knitting workshop series
In partnership with Sweet Pea Fiber, the City of Hyattsville is offering a FREE six-week knitting class for senior residents looking to learn or brush up on their skills! Classes will be offered on Tuesdays from February 14 – March 28, from 10 – 11:30 a.m., at 5307 Baltimore Avenue. Space is limited. To register, call (301) 985-5000 or email email@example.com.
The City offers free art classes for seniors and people with disabilities in 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. For more information, contact Age Friendly Program Lead, Marci LeFevre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Technology Workshops
The City has partnered with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System to offer in-person technology classes for seniors. Learn useful computer skills like checking for email and browsing the internet to be more connected with your family and friends! Space is limited; registration is required. For information on upcoming workshops, email email@example.com or call (301) 985-5000.
View or download a list of age-friendly resources available to City of Hyattsville residents (disponible en español aquí)
Hyattsville Aging in Place is a local nonprofit organization that helps senior residents stay in their homes and remain active in the community as they age by providing rides to medical appointments and grocery stores, and other services, informational programs, referrals, and advocacy.
Need help? Call (301) 887-3101 or email HAPCares@gmail.com.
The City's Age-Friendly programs are supported in part by the Prince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation