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.
Seniors and individuals with a disability can request this curb-to-curb service for trips to medical appointments and grocery stores at no cost Mondays – Fridays between 9 AM – 4 PM. Residents must make a reservation by calling (301) 985-5000 before 2 p.m. at least one business day in advance.
The City is proud to announce that thanks to a state-funded grant, a fully electric bus was added to the Call-A-Bus fleet in November 2023. Be on the lookout for our zero-emission vehicle the next time you request this service!
Seniors on the Go!
The City of Hyattsville offers special trips for older adults and people with a disability to experience local attractions like art museums, casinos, sports games, shopping centers, and more. To receive more information updates and register for upcoming special trips below, please get in touch with email@example.com or (301) 985-5000.
- Friday, December 29, 4 - 8 PM: Lunch and trip to Festival of Lights at Watkins Park!
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.
SeniorFit+ Seated Excercise Classes (Formerly Ageless Grace)
SeniorFit+ 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, and drop-ins are welcome!
Age-Friendly Lunch & Learn Series
The City of Hyattsville and area partners offer free or low-cost workshops to help educate senior community members and their caregivers about important age-friendly resources.
- AARP SMART Driver Course: On Monday, December 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., AARP MD and the City of Hyattsville are hosting an in-person AARP SMART Driver Course at the Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. The course fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Upon completion, participants may be eligible to receive an auto insurance discount from their auto insurer. Space is limited. To register, contact email@example.com or call (301) 985-5000.
The City offers free art classes for seniors and people with disabilities in partnership with Art Works Now. The eight-week class sessions are engaging, and participants take home the beautiful projects they create. Check back soon when a new class series is announced!
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 practical computer skills like checking for email and browsing the internet to be more connected with your family and friends! Stay tuned and follow our communications to learn when the next workshop series is announced!
Intergenerational Events Program
The Intergenerational Events Program is an opportunity to bring younger and older generations together! Seniors and Camp Staycation participants can enjoy different trips to local attractions. Reserve a seat for the free trips listed below by calling (301) 985-5000 by 2 p.m. the Wednesday before the trip. Transportation is offered from the City Building and Friendship Arms Apartments.
Intergenerational Bake-Off!: Seniors can enjoy a baking day at the Hyattsville Mennonite Church, 4217 East-West Highway, on Thursday, December 28, at 11 a.m. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (301) 985-5000.
View or download a list of age-friendly resources available to City of Hyattsville residents (disponible en español aquí)
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- 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.
- M-NCPPC offers various free and low-cost services and programming for seniors ages 60+. Check out their Fall 2023 online guide here.
- The Prince George’s 2023 County Senior Resource Guide highlights regional program partnerships, services, and resources for older adults and caregivers in the area. A digital copy can be downloaded here. Paper copies are available upon request Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street.
Need help? Call (301) 887-3101 or email HAPCares@gmail.com.