Senior Connection of Montgomery County (SCMC) is dedicated to providing programs and services that preserve and foster independence, mobility and quality of life for our area seniors citizens.
Senior Connection (SCMC) was created in January 2003 through a merger of two long-standing community nonprofits – The Seniors’ Interfaith Resource Center (SIRC) and the Allied Silver Spring Interfaith Services for Seniors Today (ASSISST). The merger allowed the two organizations to better serve the greater Montgomery County, MD area by providing free, escorted and “through the door” transportation services to older residents.
SCMC continues to be the largest provider of free, accompanied transportation in the county. We are supported in this effort, in part, by a contract with the Montgomery County Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability.
In December 2010, Senior Connection took over the Red Cross’ Montgomery County Shoppers Program to its program services. Volunteers either escort the senior to the store or personally shop for them and help with putting the groceries away upon returning. This program is means-tested based on income and age.
Over the last 20+ years, Senior Connection has provided more than 300,000 free services to over 8,500 senior adults in the region, with the help from more than 1,800 community volunteers.
Our Pillars of Engagement
Provide Programs That Foster Independence, Mobility and Quality of Life
This focuses on serving the needs of seniors who want to age in place, developing and implementing programs accordingly, improving program benefits, and increasing community, client and volunteer participation.
Support Education and Professional Development
This pillar focuses on serving the educational needs of clients, volunteers and the general community we serve and providing valuable and accessible educational and training opportunities as well as development and continuing education to program participants, volunteers, and staff.
Maintain Operational Excellence
This pillar focuses on providing an ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of service, governance, transparency, and due diligence in every facet of operations.
Engage Community Partners
This pillar focuses on developing new and supporting current efforts in advocacy for all programs to outside constituents and the general public, developing strategic partnerships for our programs and services, and being active participants in supporting issues that we believe support our mission is good for the public interest.