Senior and Disability Services
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities 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. The City of Hyattsville joined the network in 2017, and was the first city in Maryland to do so. 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 our senior services coordinator and ask to be added to our mailing list. Summaries of some of our recurring programs are below.
Due to COVID-19, all in-person events are cancelled until further notice.
Ageless Grace is a seated exercise program for the mind and body set to energetic music. Utilizing the science of neuroplasticity, 21 simple exercise are designed to improve motor skills, brain function, and fun with your neighbors! All classes are free, and no pre-registration is necessary. Classes are Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11 AM, City Municipal Building
The City's Call-a-Bus offers seniors and people with disabilities transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores within a six-mile radius of the City. The bus offers curb-to-curb service from outside a resident's home to their destination Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The fare is $1 each way and registration is free. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling (301) 985-5000.
Hyattsville Heroes Program
The City encourages residents to help their neighbors with yard and home maintenance. For those who help neighbors who are seniors and/or have disabilities, we provide some supplies free of charge. If you're interested, or know of a helpful neighbor, please contact us.
The City offers free art classes for seniors and people with disabilities in a partnership with Art Works Now. Classes are highly engaging, and participants take home the beautiful projects they create. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact our Senior and Disability Services Coordinator.
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.
Resources from Prince George's County
Find additional resources and programs for seniors through Prince George's County's Aging and Disability Services Division.