Senior Center Information and Activities
Twenty Senior Centers in Baltimore County
"Energize Your Life" at any of the 20 senior centers located throughout Baltimore County. Suddenly there is a whole new world to explore and experience. Just by passing the milestone of being 60 years or older you can improve your mind, enliven your body and lift your spirits. Haven't you ever wanted to play the piano, make a stained glass window, beautify your garden, join a fitness center or create works of art? It's all here at your fingertips. Cycle along the B&O canal, train for a 5K run, shoot hoops, or travel abroad. Meet new friends, discuss current events, eat a meal, attend a health screening or teach a class. The opportunities you've waited a lifetime to take advantage of are right here at one of our nationally accredited senior centers. To learn more about the programs and events offered at each center, read the monthly newsletters. To find out if programs or activities have been canceled due to poor weather conditions, read our inclement weather policy.
There are no dues or membership fees, but charges may apply for some individual classes, trips, parties, etc. Please inquire at your local senior center about fees which might apply.
Programs and Special Events
Baltimore County senior centers offer a full range of programs and events at the 20 senior centers located throughout the county. To learn more about current activities at the senior center near you, read the monthly center newsletters.
Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!
Our senior-friendly fitness model, "Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!", has received numerous awards, including 2011 and 2007 National Association of Counties Awards, the 2006 Physical Activity Excellence Award from the State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and the 2006 National Area Agencies on Aging Achievement Award. The robust program includes 13 fitness centers, a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk, and a variety of exercise classes and group sports opportunities including aerobics, basketball, bowling, qigong, line dancing, senior rhythms, softball, strength training, tai chi, tennis, volleyball, walking groups, water exercise, weight management, Wii sports, yoga, zumba and much more! Check with any of our centers for a complete listing of their respective offerings, or read the monthly newsletter from your local senior center.
This evidence-based cardio, strength-training and balance exercise program is now offered at four senior centers.
Senior Centers FY2012 Annual Report
Read about the activities and accomplishments of Baltimore County's senior centers between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 in the 2012 Baltimore County Department of Aging Senior Centers and Community Service Division's Annual Report (PDF).
Membership Survey Results
Sixty-six percent of members indicated they are very satisfied with their senior center in the 2012 membership survey conducted in October and November. This demonstrates an increase of 3.4 percent over 2009 results. Read the full survey results in the 2012 Membership Survey Report (PDF).
Each county senior center has a Center Council, comprised of elected board members, who work to enhance the department's services and programs to older adults. As a non-profit organization, these volunteers are critical to the operation of senior centers. Volunteer opportunities range from serving as a receptionist to chairing a fundraising committee, to teaching a class, to working as a fitness center monitor. Contact your local senior center to learn more about available opportunities.
Revised August 20, 2013