Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G Cellular Networks and Service
What is happening? Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts, including calls to 911, or use data services. This will affect 3G mobile phones and certain older 4G mobile phones. Learn more about other connected devices, such as medical devices and home security systems that may be impacted.
Visit the Federal Communications Commission.
Consumer Guide for Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G
Contact your mobile provider or consult your provider’s website for more information about their 3G retirement plan and whether your phone, or other connected device, may be affected. It is important to plan now so that you don’t lose connectivity, including the ability to call 911.
Health and Safety
To ensure the health and safety of Frederick County’s seniors and our staff, the Senior Services Division will be phasing in the opening of County-operated senior centers over time, based on the guidance of Frederick County public health experts. Our top priorities are to support vaccination clinics, assist in the Call Center, and deliver food to vulnerable older adults.
While our doors may be closed, we continue to provide personal care for homebound individuals, caregiver support, client and case management, health insurance counseling, as well as activities and programs through the virtual senior center. As we move forward, some programs must be scaled back gradually, and other programs will be built up slowly. Your patience during this transition is appreciated.
Groceries for Seniors
A monthly free distribution of seasonal produce, canned goods, and shelf stable products the third Friday of each month, Noon (and continues until all food is distributed)
Frederick Senior Center (Drive-Thru and Walk-Up)
1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD
*All Frederick County residents age 60+ with an income below $1600 per month are eligible to participant. Please bring a photo id to register the first time.
*Seniors without transportation may be eligible for free delivery. Call 301-600-6008 for details.