March 31, 2021

County Recreation Seeks Residents to Join Volunteer Program That Reaches Out to Seniors to Detail Services and Opportunities Available

Montgomery County Recreation’s (MCR) Senior Program Team is inviting residents to help advance programming for adults 55 and older by joining a new outreach team. The newly formed group was organized after a series of community listening sessions indicated there was a strong interest in volunteering as senior promoters to assist with the delivery of senior services.

The team of community outreach workers will work as ambassadors to understand and vocalize the needs and preferences of older adults. The group will actively engage in shaping social and recreation services to the County’s diverse community of seniors.

Five community members will lead the team with assistance from MCR. There are multiple areas for outreach including:
  • Making recommendations to MCR about recreation and social programming offerings that best serve the needs and preferences of older residents.
  • Outlining the needs of caregivers and outlining strategies to support caregivers.
  • Identify fresh perspectives on how to effectively meet the changing and diverse needs of older adults.
There is flexibility within the group to expand to other areas, depending on the experiences, expertise and interest of the volunteers.

Those interested in joining the outreach program should email Emily McDonell at