VoK Welcomes New Board Member
Marilyn Emery has been a resident of Kensington for over 30 years. Through her job as a Realtor she often works with residents and their families who are facing the decisions to age in place, or move. This gives her a view of the many decisions that go into what it takes to safely stay in your home.
Over the years Marilyn has been very active as a volunteer in her neighborhood, local schools and her church. She finds these activities rewarding and energizing.
In her free time Marilyn loves spending time with her family, doing gardening, photography and spending time in the quiet of the woods.
We are excited that our masked Vok president, Mike Landa (upper right hand corner) was featured in a flyer promoting Good Neighbor Day that appeared in The Washington Post. To learn more about this initiative, visit https://www.nationalgoodneighborday.com/
Health News from Suburban Hospital
September 20th, 2020
The federal Department of Health and Human Services is asking providers to be on the lookout for postcards from the "Secretary of Compliance" in the "HIPAA Compliance Division" at federal DHHS. The postcard asks the recipient to call, email, or visit a website that's supposedly about HIPAA compliance.
These postcards are fake and are part of an apparent phishing campaign. You should simply just ignore them and toss them. These postcards are not from any federal agency.
I'm sending this out to everyone because we work with many partners that might think the postcard is legitimate. Please feel free to share this broadly.
This is what the fake postcard looks like the image below.
Again, if anyone receives this postcard, the only thing to do is to just throw it away. There's a lot of anxiety in the world right now. Nobody needs more of it.
Let me know if you have any questions. I've included the security alert email from federal DHHS below.
Danny K. Muchoki
Montgomery County Dept. of Health & Human Services
☎: (240) 777-1295
September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. As we enter the six month of the pandemic, we encourage you to take a step back and re-focus on self-care. We hope you will find these self-care strategies useful for yourself and your community.
Voting Resources and More!
Tuesday, September 22, 2:00 pm Susan Gluck Mezey: The Supreme Court and Women’s Reproductive Rights,. FHNN is hosting retired professor Dr. Susan Gluck Mezey speak on the Supreme Court and Women's Reproductive Rights. Dr. Mezey, a PhD, JD, is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Loyola University in Chicago. She has published extensively about the rights of minority groups and the federal courts. RSVP with “Mezey” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Your Vote Count! Hosted by Greater Stonegate Village
Greater Stonegate Village is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County to provide critical bipartisan information on voting in this year's election. The presentation will include how to confirm that you are a registered voter and apply for, complete, and submit a mail-in ballot. The session will also cover changes to voting in person. A question and answer period will provide an opportunity for you to get your concerns addressed.
Speaker: Marge Wexler joined the League of Women Voters in 2014. She is currently the Voter Registration Coordinator for the League. In that position, Marge has coordinated voter registration drives in colleges, correctional facilities, festivals, markets, and senior housing. She also serves on the committee that writes the Voters' Guide and other League publications.
RSVP: Pre-registration is needed. Please respond by Wednesday, September 9, to email@example.com, and indicate which session you will attend.
When: This program is offered twice. Thursday, September 10, 11:00 am – 12 pm and Friday, September 11, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: On Zoom. The login information will be provided the day before the event to those who have registered.
Make Your Vote Count! Hosted by King Farm Neighbors Village
Wednesday, September 9th, 7-8pm for a very important and informative presentation on voting in the general election with Marge Wexler of the League of Women Voters. Ms. Wexler will also answer any questions you may have about voting during the general election. To Register, click here