Prince George’s County Senior Nutrition Sites Open Today

Listing of Operating Nutrition Sites Serving Meals to Persons 60 Years of Age and Older

Camp Springs, Md – Prince George’s County Senior Nutrition Sites are open for business today in the wake of excessive heat and prolonged power outages. Nutrition Sites located throughout the County serve meals to all persons 60 years and older, including a spouse under age 60.  Meals are served at 12 Noon, daily.

Operating Senior Nutrition Sites:
Bowie Senior Activity Center
14900 Health Center Drive
Bowie, MD 20716

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748

Council House Senior Nutrition Site
3940 Bexley Place Marlow Heights, MD 20746

Cresent Cities Jaycees
6807 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Glenarden Nutrition Site
8600 Glenarden Parkway Glenarden, MD 20706

Greenbelt Senior Activity Center
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Greenridge Nutrition House
22 Ridge Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Gwendolyn Britt
Senior Activity Center
4009 Wallace Row
North Brentwood, MD 20722
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCC)
Temple Solel
2901 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD 20716

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center
4400 Shell St.
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center
7120 Contee Rd., Laurel, MD 20707
Laurel, MD 20707

Owens Road Nutrition Site
1100 Owens Road
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Parkview Nutrition Site
9000 Briarcroft Lane
Laurel, MD 20708

Nutrition Sites Still Without Power:
Langley Park Senior Activity Center
1500 Merrimac Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20785

New Carrollton Nutrition
6016 Princess Garden Parkway
Lanham, MD 20706

In addition, the Senior Nutrition Program delivers a hot noontime meal to homebound elderly that meet Program eligibility. For more information or to reserve a meal, please contact the Nutrition Program Office at (301) 265-8450.

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Prince George’s County Residents Can Dispose of Storm-Related Debris

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County residents may dispose of storm-related debris free of chargethrough Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill and the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility.  Both the Landfill and the Composting Facility will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in observance of Independence Day.

Residents may dispose of brush, tree limbs and other storm-related debris such as roofing materials, siding and damaged household items at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, located at 11611 White House Road in Upper Marlboro, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility, located at 6601 E. Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro (from Crain Highway, proceed on Maude Savoy Brown Road and follow signs to the facility), will be open for residents to dispose of brush and tree limbs only from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Verification of County residency will be required upon entering the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill and the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility.  Commercial vehicles will be charged according to the normal disposal rates.

For more information on the disposal of storm-related debris, call the Department of Environmental Resources’ Waste Management Division at (301) 952-7622.

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Prince George Reabre Centros de Refugio del Calor en el Condado el Lunes, 2 de Julio de 2012

Nuevas ubicaciones
 
 

Hyattsville, MD – La Oficina del Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Prince reanudará las operaciones de sus centros de refugio del calor el Lunes, 2 de Julio.  Estos centros de refugio del calor complementarán los centros de refugio del calor de 24 horas que el condado anunció ayer. 
 
A continuación se encuentra una lista de centros de refugio del calor y que están disponibles para los residentes el 2 de Julio. Por favor note las horas de operación  ya que mucho de estos centros son centros comunitarios de Parques y Recreación y también están operando como campamentos de verano y para otras actividades diarias. 
 
1pm – 9pm:
 
Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center
6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD
 
Oakcrest Community Center
1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights, MD
 
Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center
13820 and 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD
 
Palmer Park Community Center,
7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD
 
Potomac Landing Community Center
12500 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
 
Baden Community Center
13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 
 

Glassmanor Community Center
1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD 
 
Suitland Community Center
5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD
 
Tucker Road Community Center
1771 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD 
 
Lake Arbor Community Center
10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD 
 
Glenarden Community Center
8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD
 
Cedar Heights Community Center
1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD 
 
Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 
 
Berwyn Heights Community Center
6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD 
 
1pm – 6pm:
 
Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (para personas de la tercera edad sólamente) 
6420 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD 301-449-0490
 
9am – 5pm:
 
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD
 
11am – 9pm:
 
Laurel Armory
422 Montgomery St.
Laurel, MD
 
6am – 9pm:
 
Dipietro Community Center
7901 Cypress St.
Laurel, MD
 
La hora se determinará:
 
Bowie Senior Center
14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD
(301) 262-6200
 
Los siguientes centros de refugio del calor continuarán su servicio de 24 horas:
 
Accokeek Academy Middle School
14400 Berry Road, Accokeek, MD
301-203-3200
 
Prince George’s Plaza Community Center
6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD
301-864-1611
 
Kentland Community Center
2411 Pinebrook Ave.
Landover, MD
301-386-2278
 
Se le aconseja a los residentes que requieren alojamiento ir al refugio en la escuela secundaria Northwestern, localizada en 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD. Asimismo, los residentes que se encuentren en necesidad de recargar sus dispositivos de oxígeno médico deben ir a uno de los centros de refugio del calor, las estaciones de bomberos o al refugio localizado en la escuela secundaria Northwestern.   
El Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Prince George recuerda a los residentes a utilizar baterías y lámparas en lugar de velas. Después de la tormenta ocurrieron incendios que fueron causados por el uso de velas. Con el fin de conservar el aire fresco, se le recomienda a los residentes utilizar discreción en abrir las ventanas para mantener el aire frío dentro, así como minimizar el tiempo que los refrigeradores y congeladores están abiertos. 
 
El Departamento de Servicios Familiares del Condado de Prince George ha estado comunicándose regularmente con todos los residentes de la tercera edad, centros de vida asistida y asilos de ancianos localizados en el Condado. Se aconseja a los residentes a chequear frecuentemente a las personas de edad avanzada, vecinos, familiares y aquellas personas que puedan tener necesidades especiales.

The Office of Homeland Security Encourages Citizens to Register for NotifyMe Prince George’s and Volunteer for CERT

Upper Marlboro, MD – In the wake of the June 22nd microburst in the Bladensburg, Cheverly and Hyattsville, Maryland area and the June 29th derecho that continues to affect the County; the Office of Homeland Security encourages residents to register for the NotifyMe program. NotifyMe Prince George’s will deliver important emergency information and updates to your registered devices and will enable participants to  receive messages that pertain to amber alerts, severe weather, school and government delays and closings, severe traffic, utility interruptions and emergency preparedness measures.

 

Our NotifyMe proved effective in warning citizens during the June 22nd microburst by notifying residents prior to the severe weather. A NotifyMe Alert of Severe Weather in Prince George’s County was sent out at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening prior to the 8:07 p.m. microburst.

 

Social Media

The Office of Homeland Security and the Office of Emergency Management uses social outreach blog(https://pgcountyofficeofhomelandsecurity.wordpress.com/) and accounts on:

 

·         Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prince-Georges-County-Office-of-Homeland-Security/276195129111630),

·         Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/PGCountyOEM)

·         G+(https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116579657553237893425/116579657553237893425/about)

 

For those who want to take a more active role in the wake of a natural disaster, the Office of Emergency Management wants to remind citizens that the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) offers training.

 

CERT History

 

The CERT concept was developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985 after recognizing that citizens would have to rely on themselves during the early stages of a catastrophic disaster.  The LAFD decided that some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve the ability of citizens to survive until first responders or other citizens could arrive. This training proved to be so beneficial that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) felt that the concept and program should be made available nationwide and applicable to all hazards.

 

With roughly 2,400 members, Prince George’s County has one of the largest and fastest growing CERT programs in the nation.

 

Those citizens interested in receiving CERT training can email the CERT Coordinator, Calvin Hawkins at certpgmd@gmail.com.

 

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Prince George’s Reopens County Cooling Centers for Monday, July 2, 2012

New Locations

 

Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will resume operations of its cooling centers on Monday, July 2nd.  These cooling centers will compliment the 24-hour cooling centers that the County announced yesterday.

 

Below is a list of cooling centers and shelters available to residents on July 2nd.

Please note hours of operation.  Many of the cooling centers are Park & Recreation Community Centers serving in dual capacities for camp and other daily activities. 

 

1pm – 9pm:

 

Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center

6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD

 

Oakcrest Community Center

1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights, MD

 

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center

13820 and 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD

 

Palmer Park Community Center,

7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD

 

Potomac Landing Community Center

12500 Fort Washington Road

Fort Washington, MD 20744

 

Baden Community Center

13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD

 

Glassmanor Community Center

1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD

 

Suitland Community Center

5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD

 

Tucker Road Community Center

1771 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD

 

Lake Arbor Community Center

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD

 

Glenarden Community Center

8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD

 

Cedar Heights Community Center

1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD

 

Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center

431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD

 

Berwyn Heights Community Center

6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD

 

1pm – 6pm:

 

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (for seniors only) 6420 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD 301-449-0490

 

9am – 5pm:

 

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

 

11am – 9pm:

 

Laurel Armory

422 Montgomery St.

Laurel, MD

 

6am – 9pm:

 

Dipietro Community Center

7901 Cypress St.

Laurel, MD

 

Time TBD:

 

Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

(301) 262-6200

 

The Following Cooling Centers will continue their 24 hour Service:

 

Accokeek Academy Middle School

14400 Berry Road, Accokeek, MD

301-203-3200

 

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center

6600 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD

301-864-1611

 

Kentland Community Center

2411 Pinebrook Ave.

Landover, MD

301-386-2278

 

Residents who require overnight accommodations are encouraged to go to the shelter at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD.  In addition, residents who are in need of recharging their medical oxygen devices should go to one of the cooling centers, fire stations or the Northwestern High School shelter to charge their equipment. 

 

The Prince George’s County Fire Department reminds citizens to use battery operated lights and flash lights in lieu of candles.  A couple of post-storm fires that occurred were the result of residents using candles for light. In order to conserve cool air, residents are encouraged to use discretion in opening windows in order to keep cooler air inside as well as minimizing the time refrigerators and freezers are opened.  

 

The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been regularly communicating with all senior citizen, assisted living centers, and nursing homes in the County. Residents are encouraged to check on the elderly, neighbors, family members and those who may have special needs. 

 

Residents and media are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or “County Executive Rushern Baker” on Facebook for information and updates.  The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.

Prince George’s County Urges Motorists to Use Extreme Caution at Non-Functioning Intersections During Morning Rush Hour

LANDOVER, MARYLAND – Prince George’s County this evening announced that it has made significant progress in bringing traffic signals into operational mode at County-maintained intersections throughout the area.  Currently, only 12 traffic signals remain dark or on flash mode out of the original 40 left non-operational after Friday evening’s storm event.

 

Intersections with non-functioning traffic signals should be treated as a four-way stop.   All motorists must come to a complete stop and yield to those vehicles already stopped in the intersection.  Motorists are asked to use extreme caution, be aware of pedestrians and expect possible delays during rush hour.  Intersections with non-operational traffic signals on County-maintained roadways are:

 

  • Allentown Road at Steed Road
  • Woodyard Road at Mike Shapiro Drive
  • Woodward Road at Dower House Road
  • Woodyard Road at Marlboro Pike
  • Coventry Way at Branch Avenue/MD Route 5 Access Ramps
  • Mitchellville Road at Excalibur Drive
  • Mitchellville Road at Northview Drive
  • Mitchellville Road at Mount Oak Road
  • Garrett Morgan Boulevard at Garrett Morgan Metrorail Station
  • Garrett Morgan Boulevard at Ridgefield Road
  • Adelphi Road at Toledo Road
  • Marlboro Pike at Donnel Drive

In addition to County-maintained intersections, the State Highway Administration (SHA) reports that 54 traffic signals on State-maintained roadways in Prince George’s County remain non-operational.  On SHA major thoroughfares, motorists will be able to only travel in the direction of the main thoroughfare.  Where possible, Variable Messages Signs will be used to notify motorists of limited

left turn access.  No left turns will be permitted at major or heavily travelled State-maintained intersections.  Left turn lanes will be blocked with appropriate traffic control devices (i.e., reflectors, flashing lights and/or tape barriers).  Right turns onto major State-maintained thoroughfares will be marked with static yield or stop signs, dependent upon traffic volumes.

Major SHA-maintained intersections with non-operating traffic signals include:

  • MD Route 5 (Branch Avenue) at Naylor Road
  • MD Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) at the 5500 Block of Livingston Road
  • MD Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) at Fort Washington Road
  • MD Route 458 (Silver Hill Road) at Saint Barnabas Road
  • MD Route 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) at River Road
  • MD Route 1(Baltimore-Washington Boulevard) at Madison Avenue
  • MD Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road) at Montpelier Road
  • MD Route 197(Laurel-Bowie Road) at Contee Road
  • MD Route 197 (Collington Road) at MD Route 301 (North Crain Highway)
  • MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) at Carters Lane
  • MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) at MD Route 301 (North Crain Highway)
  • MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) at Forbes Boulevard
  • MD Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) at Old Gunpowder Road

 

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Prince George’s County Government Announces Liberal Leave for Non-Essential County Employees for Monday, July 2, 2012

Hyattsville, MD – Prince George’s County Government announces Liberal Leave Policy will be in effect for non-essential Prince George’s County Employees for Monday, July 2, 2012 due to storm aftermath and vast power outages.

 

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Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management Reminds Residents to Check on Senior Neighbors, Friends, and Family Members

Hyattsville, MD – Prince George’s County’s excessive heat advisory continues today, Sunday, July 1, 2012. The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management and Department of Health recommend that all residents remain vigilant about checking in on family, friends, and neighbors, who are the senior members of our community or otherwise more vulnerable in the face of this heat.

 

The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been routinely checking in on senior centers, nursing homes, and other assisted living facilities since Friday evening. The Office of Emergency Management has notified the power companies of locations with a concentration of senior and assisted living facilities in order to prioritize the return of their power.

 

Now that we are ending our second day without power, it is critically important that we look out after our senior and elderly residents. If you know anyone in your neighborhood who is vulnerable to the heat,  please visit or call them and make sure they are feeling well.  The County has three 24-hour cooling centers, with other cooling centers open during the day. If any elderly or other vulnerable resident needs to get to a cooling center and needs transportation assistance, they can call the Emergency Operation Center at 301-583-1950.  For a list of current cooling centers, please go to: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov

 

Further, Prince George’s County’s Office of Emergency Management and Department of Health have released the following guidance for Home Oxygen during extended power outages:

 

  • Oxygen concentrators require power to function.  If you are experiencing a long term power failure, contact your oxygen therapy provider using the emergency number found on your equipment.
  • Compressed oxygen in cylinders does not require power, which makes them an excellent alternative during emergencies.

Prince George Reabre Centros de Refugio del Calor en el Condado Hoy

Piscinas del condado, parques acuáticos, centros comerciales proporcionan refugio del calor

Hyattsville, MD –  El Condado de Prince George está bajo un aviso de calor excesivo hoy, Domingo, 1 de julio de 2012. La Oficina del Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Prince George reanudará operaciones de sus centros de refugio del calor en 20 lugares alrededor del condado. El condado también esta promoviendo el uso de piscinas del Condado, así como el uso de los centros comerciales locales para encontrar refugio del calor y mantenerse en el aire acondicionado.

A continuación esta una lista de centros de refugio del calor, las piscinas y centros comerciales que estarán disponibles para los residentes el 1º de Julio. 

Centros de Enfriamento

Todos centros comunitarios a continuación seguirán sirviendo como centros de refugio del calor de 1:00pm – 9:00pm a menos que se indique.

Accokeek Academy Middle School (24-hours)

14400 Berry Road, Accokeek, MD 

Baden Community Center

13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD

Berwyn Heights Community Center

6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD

Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (12 pm – 6pm)

6420 Allentown Road , Camp Springs, MD

12 pm -6pm

Tucker Road Ice Rink

1770 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD

Potomac Landing Community Center

12500 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington, MD

Glenarden / Theresa Banks Complex

8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD

Columbia Park Elementary School Community Center

1901 Kent Village Drive, Landover, MD

Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, (11am– 8pm)

7901 Cypress Street, Laurel, MD

Anderson & Murphy Community Center/Armory (11am-8pm)

422 Montgomery Street, Laurel, MD

Glassmanor Community Center

1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD

Kentland Community Center (24-hours)

2411 Pinebrook Avenue , Landover, MD

Curry Sports and Learning Complex

8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD

Palmer Park Community Center

7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD

 

Lake Arbor Community Center

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center (24-hours)

6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD

Cedar Height Community Center

1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD

Suitland Community Center

5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD

 

County Administration Building (Primer nivel solamente, 10:30am-8pm)

14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, MD

 


Otras Actividades Para Refrescarse

Las siguientes instalaciones de piscina también proporcionarán admission GRATIS hoy con horario extendido hasta las 8:00 p.m. 

North Barnaby Splash Park

5000 Wheeler Rd, Oxon Hill, MD

J. Franklin Bourne Memorial Pool

6500 Calmos Street, Seat Pleasant, 
MD

Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center

8615-A McLain Avenue, Glenarden, 
MD

Lane Manor Splash Park

7601 West Park Drive, Hyattsville, MD

Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex

8100 Sheriff Road, Landover MD

 


Los siguientes centros comerciales estan abiertos y con energía hoy:
 

Blvd at the Capital Centre

Interstate 95/495 at Arena Dr.

Largo, MD 20774

Beltway Plaza

6000 Greenbelt Rd.

Greenbelt, MD. 20770

Bowie Town Center

15606 Emerald Way

Bowie, MD  20716

Mall at Prince George’s

3500 East-West Highway

Hyattsville, MD  20782


Otros anuncios del Centro de Operacion de Emergencias:

·         Se le aconseja a los residentes que requieren alojamiento ir al refugio en la escuela secundaria Northwestern, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD. Además, los residentes que se encuentran en necesidad de recargar sus dispositivos de oxígeno médico deben ir a uno de los centros de refrigeración, estaciones de bomberos o al refugio localizado en la escuela secundaria Northwestern.  

·         El Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Prince George recuerda a los residentes a utilizar baterías y lamparas en lugar de velas. Un par de incendios ocurridos despues de la tormenta fueron causados por el uso de velas. También hemos tenido problemas de monóxido de carbono debido al mal uso de los generadores. Para consejos de seguridad sobre el uso de generadores, por favor haga clic aquí.  

·         El Departamento de Servicios Familiares del Condado de Prince George ha estado comunicandose regularmente con todos los residentes de la tercera edad, centros de vida asistida y asilos de ancianos localizados en el Condado. Se aconseja a los residentes a chequear frecuentemente a las personas de edad avanzada, vecinos, familiares y aquellos que puedan tener necesidades especiales.

·         El albergue de animales del condado se encuentra sin electricidad. Los residentes que tienen mascotas que necesitan refugio deben llamar al (301) 780 -7200.

·         El Condado de Prince George está todavía bajo las restricciones de agua WSSC. Se le pide a los residents que conserven el agua y utilizarla sólo cuando sea absolutamente necesario.