Mt. Carmel Senior Center
17038 Prettyboy Dam Road
Parkton, Maryland 21120
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Center Supervisor: Bettye Holt-Haskins
The Mt. Carmel Senior Center hosts a variety of activities for seniors age 60 and up. You are invited to visit our center on our open day, Tuesdays. Learn how you can benefit from becoming a member and, best of all, there is no fee to become a registered member. Enjoy the green valleys and beautiful farming landscapes as you drive to Baltimore County’s northernmost neighborhood senior center.
Learn about Mt. Carmel's special programs and events by reading the "Senior Comet" (PDF), a monthly newsletter which describes the activities of the month as well as ongoing programs. The best offering is socialization with your peer group in a friendly environment. Other offerings include art, ceramics, chair exercise, playing cards, knitting/crocheting, crafts, flea markets, and greeting card class. A catered lunch is served each day. We have monthly blood pressure screenings, as well as other health screenings/education on a regular basis. We have entertainment of all varieties, as well as speakers on many different topics, a monthly birthday party and holiday celebrations. Bingo is offered on-site each Tuesday. In addition, this senior center is a link to the many services offered by the Department of Aging.
Volunteers help this senior center be what it is today. As the receptionist greets, other members are leading many classes, holding Board positions, advocating, and volunteering in their own way. Their efforts add up to one great senior center! Please call if you have an interest in volunteering.
History of the Mt. Carmel Senior Center
May 1, 1979 is the date the Mt. Carmel/ Prettyboy Senior Center was opened by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. This was the result of a representative of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church requesting Towson to open a site there. After a community meeting with the Department of Aging, the center was established. Money was donated by the Hereford Optimist Club, the Izaak Walton League and by several community members to establish a council treasury. Soon thereafter, a member of the West Liberty Church suggested that a center be opened at West Liberty, and this came to be in 1980. The West Liberty Center later closed and merged with the Mt. Carmel/ Prettyboy Senior Center. What started as a few great members has expanded to over 300 members today!
The mission of the Mt. Carmel Senior Center and the Baltimore County Department of Aging is to develop and administer programs and activities that support Baltimore County senior citizens in their efforts to remain healthy, active and independent members of the community and to provide, coordinate, and advocate for services which ensure the highest quality of life for both active and health-impaired seniors, their families and caregivers.
Take 1-83 Exit 27 Hereford (Mt. Carmel Road). At the stop sign, turn left heading west onto Mt. Carmel Road. Continue for approximately five miles until Prettyboy Dam Road intersects Mt. Carmel Road. Turn left onto Prettyboy Dam Road. The Mt. Carmel Educational Building (where the Mt. Carmel Senior Center meets) is the first building on the right.
Call 410-887-1923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to take advantage of all of the opportunities of interest to you.
Revised September 26, 2014