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.
Summaries of some of our recurring programs and resources can be found below.
Extended Deadline: Expanded Programming Survey
The City of Hyattsville received a Maryland Department of Aging grant to expand programming for older adults, including a virtual version of the Hyattsville is Home art series with Art Works Now, a Caregiver Support Group, and Technology Literacy Classes.
Your input is needed! Take our survey by February 23 to help us develop these offerings.
NEW: Senior Transportation Guide!
The City's Senior Transportation guide, created in December 2023, provides an overview of the many transportation services available locally and regionally for older Hyattsville residents. Discover flexible options that suit your needs! Some of these services are focused specifically on older people or persons with disabilities and may require registration before use.
Click HERE to access the Guide o Aquí para leerlo en Español.
Printed copies will be available for pick-up at the Hyattsville Municipal Building in January 2024. Call (301) 985-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm printed copies are available for pick-up.
Older adults and individuals with a disability can request this curb-to-curb service for trips to medical appointments and grocery stores at no cost Mondays – Fridays between 9 AM – 4 PM. Residents must make a reservation by calling (301) 985-5000 before 2 p.m. at least one business day in advance.
The City is proud to announce that thanks to a state-funded grant, a fully electric bus was added to the Call-A-Bus fleet in November 2023. Be on the lookout for our zero-emission vehicle the next time you request this service!
Seniors on the Go!
The City of Hyattsville offers special trips for older adults and people with a disability to experience local attractions like art museums, casinos, sports games, shopping centers, and more. To receive more information updates and register for upcoming special trips as they're announced, please get in touch with email@example.com or (301) 985-5000.
- February 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: National Great Blacks in Wax Museum at 1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21213.
- February 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture at 1400 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20560.
Free Movie Mondays
Come along and enjoy a classic film at the Old Greenbelt Theatre on 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 are required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 985-5000 to register.
SeniorFit+ Seated Exercise Classes
SeniorFit+ 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 occur at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD, every Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM. All classes are free, and drop-ins are welcome!
Age-Friendly Lunch & Learn Series
The City of Hyattsville and area partners offer free or low-cost workshops to help educate senior community members and their caregivers about important age-friendly resources.
Demystifying Medicare Coverage
Join us on Monday, February 26, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the City Building for a free workshop about Demystifying Medicare Coverage. Mark A. Gottlieb, MHA, will discuss Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (January 1 – March 31), types of Medicare coverage, plan options, and How to enroll. Space is limited. For more information and to register, email email@example.com or call (301) 985-5000.
The City offers free art classes for seniors and people with disabilities in partnership with Art Works Now. The eight-week class sessions are engaging, and participants take home the beautiful projects they create. Check back soon when a new class series is announced!
Senior Technology Workshops
The City has partnered with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System to offer in-person technology classes for seniors. Learn practical computer skills like checking for email and browsing the internet to be more connected with your family and friends! Stay tuned and follow our communications to learn when the next workshop series is announced!
Intergenerational Events Program
The Intergenerational Events Program is an opportunity to bring younger and older generations together! Seniors and Camp Staycation participants can enjoy different trips to local attractions. Reserve a seat for the free trips as they're announced by calling (301) 985-5000 by 2 p.m. the Wednesday before the trip. Transportation is offered from the City Building and Friendship Arms Apartments.
Additional Age-Friendly Resources
View or download a list of age-friendly resources available to City of Hyattsville residents (disponible en español aquí)
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- Hyattsville Aging in Place is a local nonprofit organization that helps senior residents stay in their homes and remain active in the community as they age by providing rides to medical appointments and grocery stores, and other services, informational programs, referrals, and advocacy.
- M-NCPPC offers various free and low-cost services and programming for seniors ages 60+. Check out their Fall 2023 online guide here.
- The Prince George’s 2023 County Senior Resource Guide highlights regional program partnerships, services, and resources for older adults and caregivers in the area. A digital copy can be downloaded here. Paper copies are available upon request Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street.
Need help? Call (301) 887-3101 or email HAPCares@gmail.com.