Greenbelt Assistance in Living Program (GAIL)
The goal of this program is to provide information and support to enable seniors to remain in their homes. The Greenbelt Assistance in Living Program was established in 2001 and is available to senior citizens residing in the City of Greenbelt, Maryland and/or caregivers of a Greenbelt senior.
The GAIL Program has grown to include resources and programs to benefit the entire community.
This program includes:
Community Resource Advocate
- Coordinates and provides information about, and referrals to, appropriate agencies and community resources for adult residents, caregivers, or family members of the Greenbelt community
- Assists clients in making informed choices about their health and wellness options
- Serves as a liaison between the resident and service provider
- Evaluates the social services needs of each client
- Provides support and training resources to caregivers
works exclusively with Green Ridge House to provide the residents information about programs and resources they may need.
Community Case Manager
works, one-on-one, with residents and their families to develop a tailored plan, make necessary referrals and connect residents with the appropriate benefits and programs according to the needs of each situation.
Bilingual Community Outreach Coordinator
works with community partners to develop wellness programs for children, families and seniors residing in Greenbelt, in addition to expanding programs and services tailored to the Spanish speaking community.
Accessible Homes for Seniors
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development offers a program for accessibility related improvements to the homes of seniors. These improvements may include, among others, the installation of grab bars and railings, widening of doorways and installation of ramps. Home improvements such as these represent for many older people the key to remaining in their home and maintaining their independence. The program provides zero percent interest, deferred loans for a term of 30 years or grants to finance accessibility improvements.
For details about how to qualify and apply for this program, follow this link: https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Residents/Pages/ahsp/default.aspx
Greenbelt Recreation Programs
If you have questions about Greenbelt recreational events, classes, and programs for seniors, please contact Rebekah Sutfin at 240-542-2056. The Quarterly Greenbelt Recreation Brochure is available here.
Senior Nutrition Program
Hot lunches served at 12:00pm Monday-Friday at the Greenbelt Community Center. Senior Citizens must reserve a hot lunch at least two days in advance to ensure that enough meals are delivered. Requested meal donation is $3.00. Please call 301-397-2208 X4125 to make reservations.