Positive Aging Programs

The Positive Aging Program at Rockville Senior Center is provided by Aspire Counseling. Counselors from Aspire provide psychoeducational groups and workshops as well as individual counseling that promote positive aging. Issues addressed are health anxiety, adjusting to retirement, grief and loss, family conflict, loneliness, anxiety, depression, downsizing, coping with change, winter blues, spring cleaning, mild cognitive impairment, etc. Calming emotions, managing thoughts and problem solving are a few among many coping skills addressed to manage stress and promote positive aging. Contact the senior center for a schedule of groups and workshops and/or to seek individual counseling. As well, visit this web page frequently for tips and resources to promote positive aging.

Ongoing Programs

Programs are free and meet twice a month from 1-2:30 p.m. Must be 60+ or older. Please register online or call 240-314-8800, all senior programs are held virtually and will be given a link after registration.

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

By popular demand, this group will provide an opportunity for men to socialize and support each other, as many women do, in the Women Living Alone group. Join with other men and share the challenges and joys of living by yourself. Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month.

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Women Living Alone

This is a long-standing open-enrollment support group at RSC in which members support each other by listening; expressing concern; and offering tips, suggestions, and advice, when solicited. Meets first and third Thursday of each month. 

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Brain Games

It’s back (again)! Our brains do change as we get older, but with regular brain exercise, we can actually improve our mental functioning, such as long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, and processing speed. Come join the fun and work your brain as you harmoniously compete with your peers in various games and puzzles. Meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 

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Empathy

We learned from our Improving Communication group how empathy is essential to good communication. So how can we increase our empathy? How does it develop in the first place? On the other hand, if we are already highly empathic, how do we keep from being overwhelmed by other people’s experiences? This group will explore empathy from the points of view of various authors and provide an opportunity for participants to share their own experiences with empathy or the lack of it. Meets first and third Tuesday of the month.

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Men Living Alone

By popular demand, this group will provide an opportunity for men to socialize and support each other, as many women do, in the Women Living Alone group. Join with other men and share the challenges and joys of living by yourself. Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Register