Auntie Diluviana

Auntie Diluviana: Taking care of seniors

May 22, 2014

Dear Auntie, I hear that Hyattsville Aging in Place (HAP) wants the city to include a full-time senior services coordinator in its next budget. Why does Hyattsville need such a position? Doesn’t HAP take care of old people? Puzzled on Powhatan   Auntie Diluviana Dear Puzzled, Emily Stowers, [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: Catching up with senior services

December 12, 2013

Dear Auntie, I read a year or two ago that the city of Hyattsville had hired a senior services coordinator. I haven’t heard much since. Can you tell me what she’s been doing? — Curious Reader   Auntie Diluviana Funny you should ask, Curious. We recently stopped by the office of the [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: How to help Aging in Place

September 13, 2013

– AUNTIE DILUVIANA – Auntie is taking a few days off to read Ulysses, but we’ve been reading her mail. Leigh Higgins, an able volunteer with Hyattsville Aging in Place (HAP), will answer this month’s letter in Auntie’s stead. Dear Auntie,  I’ve wanted to help [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: Local delivery options

June 8, 2013

Auntie Diluviana Ever have days when you don’t want to leave the house? Perhaps it’s raining or too hot or you just don’t feel up to it. All of us feel that way sometimes, but some of us just cannot easily leave the house due to disabilities. Fortunately, there are several options in [read more]

Aging in Place Program Launches

February 18, 2013

– AUNTIE DILUVIANA – I received many queries recently along the lines of: “We’ve heard so much lately about Hyattsville Aging in Place. Has it started operations? How does it work?” Well, Auntie can now announce that the volunteer program launched on February 6. As many of you [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: Volunteers sign on to Aging in Place

November 10, 2012

To those readers who have asked about the status of Hyattsville Aging in Place: I’m glad to report that on November 3, the organization officially launched its volunteer program with an orientation session for some 30 potential volunteers. “This is the culmination of what we have been working [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: What to do if you spot senior abuse

August 10, 2012

Dear Auntie Diluviana, My husband and I believe that an elderly neighbor is being abused by his nephew. What do we do?  A.V. Dear A.V., Call the local police if you believe he is in immediate physical danger. Otherwise, call the Prince George’s County Adult Protective Services at 301.909.2228 to [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: Golden years bring local discounts

May 15, 2012

Dear Auntie Diluviana, As a recently retired senior, I am looking forward to having more time to enjoy the cultural, recreational and entertainment activities in the Hyattsville area. But because I am living on a fixed income, I have to be careful with my budget.  Where can I find discounts? R.R. [read more]

Auntie Diluviana: Being safe at home

March 10, 2012

BY SALLY MIDDLETON — How to make our homes safe and accessible as we age was the topic when architects Mark Ferguson and Mike Arnold spoke to an audience of at least 40 at the Municipal Building. Sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA), the February 9 talk and slide show [read more]