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Department of Aging Overview

New and Upcoming Services and Programs

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Learn more about Department of Aging Services

The Department of Aging has a lot to offer Baltimore County seniors and their families. Learn more about our programs and services by watching a video that will help you Energize your Life.


Help BCDA Plan for the Future

Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) serves as one of over 600 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in the country. Each AAA annually submits a detailed plan to their State Department of Aging outlining how they plan to serve the seniors in their community. We are asking your assistance in the development of this plan through the completion of a survey (PDF). Your opinions and ideas will guide us in our priorities for programming and spending in the years to come for the senior residents of Baltimore County.

For more information about the Area Plan on Aging for Baltimore County, call Ethel Rasmussen at 410-887-2379 or email You may drop your completed survey off to your local senior center or mail to: BCDA, 611 Central Avenue, Room 306, Towson, Maryland 21204.

Thank you for taking the time to shape the future for Baltimore County Department of Aging’s services to the community.

Food for Thought

The Baltimore County Department of Aging's Initiative for 2015 is called Food for Thought. We have developed a number of programs that incorporate this theme, which will help you learn more about food, nutrition and hunger issues in Baltimore County. Included is the following:

Senior Solutions – The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Senior Solutions Conference – Turning the Tables on Senior Hunger – will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hunt Valley Inn.

For more information, see details about our Initiatives.

Frequently Requested Services

  • Information and Assistance
    Learn more about how Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County can assist you in finding resources for seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Housing Options
    Find information about nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other housing options, including listings of facilities in Baltimore County.
  • Senior Centers
    The 20 senior centers located throughout Baltimore County serve as community focal points for programs, activities and services for County residents age 60 and older and their spouses.
  • Transportation
    CountyRide is a transportation program providing service to Baltimore County residents 60 years of age and over, disabled residents aged 21 through 59 and persons of all ages living in the rural area.
  • Volunteer
    RSVP has a partnership with Volunteer Solutions and the United Way to help you volunteer. Search for volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests.
  • Travel Opportunities
    Check the travel calendar for a list of upcoming travel opportunities.
  • Caregivers Information
    The Caregivers Program offers a variety of resources to help family caregivers to provide good care for older relatives, while also taking care of themselves.
  • E-Newsletters
    Sign-up to receive informative e-newsletters such as The Friendly Visitor and Caregiver Connection.

Contact Us

For information or comments, contact the Department of Aging or call 410-887-2594.

Mission Statement

The Baltimore County Department of Aging strengthens lives by connecting individuals to community resources, programs and services.

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Revised April 27, 2015

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