Hyattsville Aging in Place

Hyattsville joins AARP Age-Friendly Community network

July 6, 2017

BY DANA PATTERSON —The City of Hyattsville has joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities to become a liveable community that promotes services for all residents with diverse needs. At the June 5 city council meeting, Community Director Jake Rollow gave an update on the status of making [read more]

Hyattsville on track to become an “age-friendly” community

November 16, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — At the Nov. 16 Hyattsville City Council meeting, the council discussed participating in the AARP Maryland and World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities & Communities Network. According to, their network of age-friendly communities is an affiliate of the [read more]

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: 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]

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]

From the Editor: What’s happening in Hyattsville

September 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — I am always struck every time I meet with the sense of community that characterizes Hyattsville. The latest example is from Ward 5 Councilmember Nicole Hinds Mofor, who writes to express her thanks for the outpouring of support she received when she faced a health crisis [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]
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