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Ask the Experts: Seniors & Aging


Senior Connection

L-R: Jennifer Dott-Crouse, Susan Girard, Juanita Jarrett

Susan Girard, Director of Operations

3950 Ferrara Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20906


Q: How do you manage to help so many seniors for free?

A: Volunteers and partnerships with county government and other nonprofits have made it possible for the Senior Connection to provide programs and services for people who are 60 or older.

Volunteers drive people to and from social, religious and medical appointments and to do grocery shopping. If the senior chooses, we can shop for them and help them put everything away. We also come to visit. In our 30 years, with more than 3,000 volunteers, we’ve provided more than 325,000 free services to over 7,000 county seniors.

Of course, with the current public health emergency, we have fewer volunteers and are adapting by limiting our services to the greatest medical and nutritional needs, following CDC safety guidelines.

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