September 29, 2021

Montgomery Parks Program on ‘Go, Grow, Get Active’ for Those 50-and-Over Will Be Featured Topic on New Episode of ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast

Montgomery Parks will host the fourth annual “Go, Grow, Get Active” senior wellness event at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast features MaryBeth Dugan, program access coordinator for Montgomery Parks, who talks about that special day of instructor-led activity geared toward County residents 50-and-older.

Joining Ms. Dugan on the podcast are instructors Noelia Serrano Gonzalez, program specialist with Senior Sports and Fitness for Rockville Recreation and Parks, and Maureen Ivusic, volunteer at the Poolesville Senior Center. During the podcast, Ms. Dugan, Ms. Gonzalez, and Ms. Ivusic explain what residents can expect from Go, Grow, Get Active and featured sessions, such as Zumba, Tai Chi, Laughter Yoga, Walks with a Doc and presentations from County agencies.

Go, Grow, Get Active is the signature event of the County’s Department of Health and Human Service’s recognition of Active Aging Week. Founded by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week celebrates the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society.

The new podcast episode also highlights County resources to help seniors stay active beyond this period of planned events. More information about Active Aging Week and Go, Grow, Get Active can be found at

Episodes of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast include complete live recordings of interviews to ensure an authentic presentation of information.

The on-demand video of the newest episode can be viewed via the What’s Happening MoCo Facebook page at The podcast also can be heard via several podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts at, Spotify, Amazon Music (ask Alexa to play the What’s Happening MoCo podcast), iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts and others.

In past episodes, podcast host Derrick Kenny has talked with guests on a wide variety of subjects. The show’s guests have included elected officials, Montgomery employees who specialize in specific aspects of government, business leaders and entertainers who live in the County. New podcasts are released twice a month.

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What’s Happening MoCo podcast episode archives can be accessed by visiting the podcast’s webpage at