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Community information forum to help citizens discover programs and services

Residents experiencing problems with paying utility bills, veterans in need of services, unable to access healthcare, in danger of becoming homeless, in need of assistance to apply for disability or other services should plan to attend the Community Information Forum! 

The St. Mary’s County Aging & Disability Resource Center/Maryland Access Point* will host the FREE forum on Thursday, September 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Bay District Fire Department Hall, 46900 South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. All St. Mary’s County residents are invited to attend regardless of age or income. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about essential, resources and services available within St. Mary’s County. The first 200 attendees will receive a free emergency kit.

Representatives from several organizations in the county will address topics such as Home and Community-Based Services, the Maryland Energy Assistance Program, Services for Veterans, Homeless Prevention, and the Health Enterprise Zone.

Attendees can speak one-on-one and ask specific questions of representatives from: St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services--Home and Community-Based Services Division, Aging and Disability Resource Center/ Maryland Access Point, Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans, Three Oaks Homeless Shelter, Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Health Enterprise Zone, Adult Medical Day Care and  Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living,

“This event will be a wonderful opportunity for people in need of one or multiple services to be matched with an organization that can fulfill their needs,” said Monika Williams, Aging and Disability Resource Center/Maryland Access Point Coordinator. “We have strategically created the focus of this Information Forum around the services with the most need: energy assistance, homelessness and the need for healthcare access.”

For more information and a full event brochure contact Monika Williams by email at Monika.Williams@stmarysmd.com, or phone at 301-475-4200, ext. 1057. Visit our website at www.stmarysmd.com/aging.

* The Aging & Disability Resource Center/Maryland Access Point is a community link to health and support services. The ADRC/MAP is a FREE information and referral service open to the public and to individuals of all income levels. It provides older adults, persons experiencing a disability and caregivers with a single point of entry to available resources, programs and services.

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