8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814

Ongoing Programs

HeartWell Clinics

HeartWell is a nationally recognized program helping senior citizens maintain their health and independence. Appropriate for adults ages 55 and over who have a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other chronic illnesses. Through this approach, participants discover how to reduce the frequency of hospitalizations while maintaining a high level of independent functioning. The HeartWell Clinics focus on preventive guidelines, symptom recognition and management, medication, diet, and lifestyle enhancements, as well as providing nursing consultations from Suburban Hospital RN’s on blood pressure monitoring and individual health education. Free! For more information, call 301-896-6507. 

City of Gaithersburg Senior Center | 80 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg

Tuesdays | 9:30 am 2 pm

Holiday Park Senior Center | 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton

Tuesdays | 9 am Noon

Every Wednesday and Thursday | 9 am 2 pm

Margaret Schweinhaut Center | 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring

Wednesdays | 10 am 2 pm


Mall Walking Programs

Walk your way to good health with our free, ongoing indoor walking programs. Start feeling the healthful rewards of dedicated fitness by walking today! Participants receive free blood pressure screening and health information provided by Suburban Hospital. 

Rise and Shine Walking Program | Wednesdays | 8:30 9:30 am 

Lakeforest Mall | 701 Russell Avenue | Gaithersburg, Maryland


Stepping Out/I Love to Walk | Every Monday of the month | 8 9 am  

White Flint Mall | 11301 Rockville Pike | North Bethesda, Maryland

Learn more about the program here.

Senior Shape

Suburban Hospital’s Senior Shape program consists of strength, flexibility, and aerobic exercise training classes. The classes are designed to improve the overall health of seniors residing in Montgomery County and Prince Georges County. Classes are held twice a week at various community centers.  Please go to events.suburbanhospital.org to register.

Clara Barton Community Center | 7425 MacArthur Boulevard | Cabin John, Maryland

Aerobics/Weight Training/Stretching | Mondays & Wednesdays | 11 – 11:45 am

Weight Training | Fridays | 1- 1:45 pm

Potomac Community Center | 11315 Falls Road | Potomac, Maryland
Aerobics/Weight Training/Stretching | Tuesdays & Fridays | 10 – 10:45 am

Bethesda Regional Service Center | 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Floor | Bethesda, Maryland

Weight Training | Wednesdays | 11:15 am – Noon

Aerobics/Weight Training/Stretching | Fridays | 11:15 am – Noon

Margaret Schweinhaut Center | 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring

Stability Ball | Tuesdays | 11 – Noon

Weight Training | 10 – 11 am |  Tuesdays | 10 am - 11 am

Holiday Park Senior Center | 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton

Stability Ball | Mondays | 9 am – 10 am

Advanced Weight Training | Fridays | 10 am – 11 am

Weight Training | Fridays | 11 am – Noon

Jane E. Lawton Community Center | 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase

Weight Training | Tuesdays and Fridays| 12:15 pm - 1 pm

Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center | 4009 Wallace Road | North Brentwood, Maryland

Aerobics/Weight Training/Stretching | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30 am – 11:15 am


Washington Metropolitan Oasis

Sponsored by the Macy's Foundation, Suburban Hospital and The OASIS Institute

What is the Washington Metropolitan OASIS?

Suburban Hospital recognizes that mature adults want to continue to grow, learn, and be productive during the best years of their lives. So, Suburban Hospital partnered with Macy's Foundation to proudly sponsor OASIS, a unique educational program serving the needs of older adults. At OASIS, you can enrich your life in many ways:

  • Expand your knowledge;

  • Develop your talents;

  • Stay healthy and active;

  • Meet people who share your interests; and

  • Serve your community.

Click here to see the website for Washington Metropolitan OASIS where you can view the online course catalog, join the organization or sign up to be a volunteer tutor.

OASIS Membership Benefits

  • Participation in all classes, lectures, and discussion groups;

  • Attendance all special events;

  • Enjoy OASIS trips; and

  • Receive a new program catalog three times a year.

Challenging Classes

Here are some of the class offerings at our Montgomery Mall location:

Arts: Creative writing, art history, music and dance;

Humanities: Contemporary issues, history, humor and book discussions;

Practical Information: Travel, investments, estate planning, legal issues, and overnight trips;

Technology: Computers, digital photography, advanced usage and shopping on the internet.

Health Promotion

Through a partnership with Suburban Hospital, OASIS offers enlightening programs that help you lead a healthly, active lifestyle. Choose from classes on exercise, nutrition, safety, and health maintenance. Other examples include:

  • Lectures from physicians and health care professionals from Suburban Hospital; and

  • Fitness courses, such as bone building, strength, stretch and balance and yoga.

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities

Mature adults have a lifetime of experiences and talents to share. At OASIS, you’ll find meaningful opportunities to serve the community and training to help you succeed. Opportunities are available to help manage the educational center, teach classes, and tutor elementary school students.

For More Information

Washington Metropolitan OASIS is located in the Macy’s Home Store in Montgomery Mall. The address is 7125 Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda (Map). You can call the office at 301-469-6800 x211.

If you have any additional questions about OASIS Montgomery, contact Leah Russi at lrussi@oasisnet.org.

Diabetes Education

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive Outpatient Diabetes Program which provides:

  • Individual counseling
  • Many successful strategies for bringing blood sugars under control
  • Instruction for blood glucose monitoring and documentation
  • Diet/meal planning
  • Insulin/diabetes medication instruction
  • Group classes held monthly (Two consecutive days with a 3-hour session each day)
  • Weekly program for women with gestational diabetes

For more information, please contact 202-537-4145 or click here.