· Montgomery County Recreation Department’s Senior Programs provide a variety of health promotion, exercise and leisure activities. Five senior centers are open five days a week; 11 neighborhood senior programs housed in community centers and senior apartment buildings meet once or twice per week.
· The Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services hosts several multicultural health initiatives. Priority issues have included cardiovascular health, diabetes and hepatitis B, among others.
Ø African American Health Program
Ø Asian American Health Initiative
Ø Latino Health Initiative
· Local hospitals offer a range of education and support on various health topics. They also provide exercise programs such as Senior Fit and Senior Shape; mall walking programs; aquatics programs; and others.
Ø Holy Cross Hospital provides operational support to Senior Source, a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services that offers an array of health and wellness educational classes, health screenings, and intellectually stimulating programs for active senior adults 55 year of age and older .
Ø Suburban Hospital sponsors OASIS, an educational program servicing many needs of the older community, including health promotion.
§ Holy Cross Hospital
§ Montgomery General Hospital
§ Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
§ Sibley Memorial Hospital
§ Suburban Hospital
§ Washington Adventist
· Faith-based organizations provide health promotion services to seniors in Montgomery County. These include:
Ø Three branches of the YMCA .
Ø The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington welcomes individuals of all faiths backgrounds.