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 are below.
This curb-to-curb transportation service to help seniors and individuals with a disability get to medical appointments and grocery stores at no cost is available Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residents must make a reservation by calling (301) 985-5000 before 2 p.m. at least one business day in advance.
Passengers must wear a face mask while entering, riding, and exiting the bus. Social distancing protocols will be enforced. The City of Hyattsville reserves the right to deny transportation to passengers refusing to follow the City of Hyattsville's COVID Guidelines.
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, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 985-5000.
- September 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Anacostia River Boat Tour and lunch at Golden Corral
- September 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: NASA Goddard Visitor Center and Rocket Garden
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 email@example.com or call (301) 985-5000 to register.
SeniorFit+ Seated Excercise Classes (Formerly Ageless Grace)
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:
Age-Friendly Ecosystem Summit!
Join the City of Hyattsville and other local partners at the 3rd Annual Age-Friendly Ecosystem Summit, hosted by the George Washington University’s Center for Aging, Health, and Humanities. The summit will consist of four virtual sessions from 1 - 3 p.m. on September 26 & 27 and October 3 & 4. Each session will discuss different themes like ageism, inclusivity, communications, and creativity. Learn more and register at nursing.gwu.edu.
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. Space for these classes is limited, and registration is required. For information on an upcoming workshop, please call (301) 985-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! Space is limited; registration is required. Email email@example.com or call (301) 985-5000 for information on upcoming workshops.
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 listed below 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.
This is a seasonal program - stay tuned for new events in the summer of 2024!
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.