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. 

To see all our upcoming programs, please visit the City Calendar, or contact the City's senior services coordinator Beryl Johnson at seniors@hyattsville.org or (301) 985-5058 to be added to our mailing list.  

Summaries of some of our recurring programs are below. 

Food Distributions

The City of Hyattsville has a regular distribution of food boxes on Tuesdays at Driskell Park, 3911 Hamilton Street at 10 a.m. Both drive-through and walk-up options are available. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page

The Prince George’s County Senior Nutrition Program offers a free frozen meal delivery service every other Thursday to seniors aged 60 or older in need. For more information, visit our Meals Assistance page..

Call-A-Bus

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. 

Special Trips

The City of Hyattsville offers special one-time trips for seniors and people with a disability to experience local attractions like art museums, casinos, sports games and more. To receive more information and updates on upcoming special trips, please contact Beryl Johnson at seniors@hyattsville.org or (301) 985-5058.

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 Beryl Johnson at seniors@hyattsville.org or at (301) 985-5058 to register.

Ageless Grace

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 seniors@hyattsville.org or (301) 985-5058.

 Classes will take place every Wednesday from 10-11 AM.

Arts Classes 

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 Spring classes, please contact our Age Friendly Program Lead, Marci LeFevre at seniors@hyattsville.org.

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.

Additional Resources

View or download a compiled list of age-friendly resources here (disponible en español aquí)

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  1. Beryl Johnson

    Senior Services Coordinator
    Phone: (301) 985-5058