Dear all,

Healthy People 2030 is a strategic road map public health officials will use for our country in the coming decade. It includes a set of health outcomes priorities and objectives, which influence budget decisions on the federal, state and local level.

The current set of priorities for older Americans is limited and fails to include social isolation and mobility as key indicators for health. We have a very short window of opportunity to advocate for including these as priorities through a process called Public Comment period. Anyone can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and express their support for including these two indicators. The deadline for submission is January 17, 2019.

If you would like to spend a little bit of time during this holiday season and give the gift of your voice to help older Americans gain the attention they deserve, please send this email. Attached are a few choice phrases you can use but it is better when you use your own voice.

Make sure you let them know you are a part of a village!

Additionally, there is a coalition of national organizations that has formed to raise awareness of the impact of social isolation and the importance of developing local solutions to respond to this need. If you are interested in learning more about it, please contact me.

Pazit Aviv

Village Coordinator

 

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For Immediate Release:

Montgomery County Seeks Resident Help with Telephone Scam - Montgomery County Government wants to inform residents about a telephone spoofing scam that is taking place in our area. Several County residents have reported receiving calls from scammers who are fraudulently using County telephone numbers (240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx).  While we don't yet know the objectives of the perpetrators, there have been no reports of loss of money, nor personally identifiable information, to date.

 Many calls are left without a message, which has prompted affected residents to call back. When the resident calls back the County number, the County employee answering the call is unaware that anyone is using their telephone number. County officials are investigating and would like to hear from residents who have received these calls to assist our efforts in addressing this problem.

If you receive a call from a County government telephone number that is suspicious, please report it by calling MC311 or by visiting MC311.com to answer the following questions:

1.     When did you receive the call or message (date/time)?
2.     If you received a message or spoke to someone, what did they say?
3.     What number did the caller ID indicate that the call originated from?

(What County number was used in the spoof call?) Residents can reach MC311 in the County by dialing 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311 from anywhere, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The MC311 website, www.mc311.com, is available 24/7.

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Media Contact: Brian Roberts 240-777-6507

Further information on scam phone calls

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has additional information posted about scam phone calls posted here.

 

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