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Hereford Senior Center

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510 Monkton Road
Summit Manor Second Floor
Hereford, Maryland 21111

Phone: 410-887-1923 (Tuesdays)
Alternate Phone: General Information (Monday, Wednesday to Friday) 410-887-2040
Fax: 410-887-1951
Email: herefordsc@baltimorecountymd.gov

Hours

Tuesdays Only
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Center Supervisor: Bettye Holt-Haskins

The membership and staff of the Hereford Senior Center invite you to visit the center to learn of the many ways you can expand your world and enrich your life through fellowship, exercise, lifelong learning, volunteerism and much more. Join the Hereford Senior Center and quickly become a part of an active environment for adults age 60 and over. Enjoy the green valleys and beautiful farming landscapes as you drive to Baltimore County’s northernmost neighborhood senior center.

Join the Center

Membership is offered to Baltimore County residents 60 years of age and older and their spouses. There is no fee to join the center; however, donations to the Center Enhancement Fund are always welcome. These donations stay within the center and are used to purchase items to enhance the center and offer special programs. There may also be small fees for classes and special events.

Program Offerings

Learn about Hereford's special programs and events by reading the "Senior Comet", a monthly newsletter which describes the activities of the month as well as ongoing programs. Socialize and learn with your peers in a friendly atmosphere. Programs that are offered include Wii Bowling, video chair exercise, greeting card crafts, and weekly bingo. Learn to play Pinochle, Pitch and Rummy. Monthly blood pressure checks, other health screenings and health education presentations are offered on a regular basis. Entertainment of all varieties, speakers on many topics, a monthly birthday party and holiday celebrations round out the activities. A catered lunch is served every Tuesday. Lunch reservations are required; please call the senior center at least one week in advance. This senior center is also linked to the many services offered by the Department of Aging.

Volunteers

The Hereford Senior Center relies on the many skills and talents of volunteers. There are numerous volunteer opportunities for all ages. Help coordinate a party or fundraising event, teach a class, or make a difference by taking an active role on our Executive Board. Volunteers are needed to greet members and answer the telephone. Volunteering is a great way to be involved in the senior center and make new friends. Please call the center to learn more.

History of the Hereford Senior Center

On May 1, 1979, the Mt. Carmel-Prettyboy Senior Center was opened by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Money was donated by the Hereford Optimist Club, the Izaak Walton League and by several community members to establish a council treasury. In 1980, a center opened at the West Liberty Church, however, it was later closed and merged with the Mt. Carmel-Prettyboy Senior Center. For 35 years the senior center operated in the Education Building of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, however, the membership outgrew the space and many participants found it difficult to access the second floor without an elevator. A larger space with accessible restrooms and Wi-Fi was found at the second floor of the Hereford Volunteer Fire Department's Summit Manor Banquet Hall. On January 6, 2015, the senior center officially moved to its new location.

Mission

The mission of the Hereford Senior Center and the Baltimore County Department of Aging is to strengthen lives by providing services, programs and connections to resources.

Directions

Drive north on I-83 to Exit 27, MD-137 Mt. Carmel Road. Turn right toward Hereford on MD-137. Turn right on York Road MD-45. Take first left onto Monkton Road MD-138. The senior center is located behind the Hereford Volunteer Fire Department on the second floor of Summit Manor.

Contact Us

Call 410-887-1923 (Tuesdays) or email herefordsc@baltimorecountymd.gov.  You can also call 410-887-2040 for general information on days when the center is closed.

 
Revised February 7, 2017         

 

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