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Montgomery County's Fair Housing Educational Forum Provided New Opportunities for the Disabled

Montgomery County's Fair Housing Educational Forum Provided New Opportunities for the Disabled

 

On Thursday, November 10 the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, who are dedicated to enforcing the fair housing laws, presented a housing forum for people with disabilities at the Silver Spring Civic Building to educate realtors, property managers, housing advocates, and the public about fair housing laws and compliance.

This year marks the 43rd Anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the 1988 Fair Housing Amendment, which added disability as a protected class.

 

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council President Valerie Ervin were in attendance as well as many other County commissions including Maryland’s Commission on Civil Rights and Department of Disabilities.

 

Montgomery County Police Department Explorer Post 1986 Open House

Montgomery County Police Department Explorer Post 1986 Open House

WHAT:         MCPD Explorer Post 1986 Open House

 

             WHEN:           Wednesday, September 28, 2011

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

            WHERE:         Public Safety Training Academy

                                 9710 Great Seneca Highway

House of Positivity

                                                                          A Chuckle Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Most of us know that exercise is good for your health, mentally and physically. Experts are saying that laughter, too, is good for your well-being. There are many benefits that laughter triggers such as strengthening your immune system, boosting your energy, diminishing pain, and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress.

In fact I just attended a Laughter and Resilience workshop and I have to say that I left with a smile on my face :-)).

Local Cab Company "Bails Out" Senior Citizens

 

Economic times are tough for everyone including senior citizens who are living on tight or fixed incomes and have been impacted by significant government cuts.

Since there are more than 5,000 seniors in Gaithersburg alone and seniors make up more than 12% of Maryland’s total population, David Mohebbi, President of Regency Taxi based in Gaithersburg, decided to aid seniors by enacting the “Senior Citizen Transportation Bailout,” a program designed to help elderly citizens gain access to necessary appointments or meet ups with friends and family.

“The economy was really bad. A lot of our clients in Montgomery County couldn’t afford to pay to get to their doctors or run everyday errands like buying groceries.  I came up with the idea to give anyone, age 70 and over, a free ride if needed,” explained Mohebbi.

"This is a wonderful program. Our way to give back to the community for what they give us," said Regency cab driver Ron Stoddard.

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival
Celebrates 51st Anniversary in Sept.

 The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church festival celebrates their 51st annual festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). The largest and oldest DC Greek Festival is located at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 16th and Upshur streets in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE.

Washington Adventist Hospital Cardiac Nurse Wins National Nursing Recognition Award

 

Thank You Dr. Seuss!

 

Thank You Dr. Seuss

 

“Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss has a very special place in my life, and from speaking and listening to others, it holds similar value. I was given this when I was going through a major transition in my life and it helped me focus and reaffirm my confidence in myself.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book, it’s a ‘must read’. Don’t be fooled by the child-like style Seuss’ books have.  The messages are clearly for all ages.

Dr. Seuss discusses the ‘Great Balancing Act that is life itself, and all the ups and downs it presents’. What I love is that he encourages us to ‘find the success that lies within us’. As Dr. Seuss says, ‘And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.’