Victory Villa Senior Center
403 Compass Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Center Director: Ann Marie Riehl
Programs and Activities
The senior center provides a variety of classes, trips, special events, information and opportunities for seniors to remain vital, active members of the community. Learn about all the activities in the center newsletter, "Victory Villa Navigator" (PDF).
The mission of Victory Villa Senior Center is to provide structured programs for the senior citizens of Baltimore County. The programs focus on mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and social activities that promote wellness in the senior. This is accomplished in the form of work groups, classes, lectures and seminars, in a friendly, diverse, and therapeutic atmosphere.
Victory Villa Senior Center is located at 403 Compass Road, just off of Martin Boulevard (Route 700), and is a vital resource to the senior citizen communities of Middle River, Chase and Gunpowder watershed areas in southeast Baltimore County. Victory Villa Senior Center began in March of 1973 as a one-day site open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It was originally located at 404 Compass Road in the Recreation and Parks Building, and until 1979, was managed by the Department of Recreation and Parks. That year, it was transferred to the Baltimore County Department of Aging. In 1990, plans for a new senior center were implemented and the current facility opened, across the street from the Recreation and Parks Building.
Victory Villa Senior Center is named after a community that was established during World War II, to support the workers of the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Company. Many of the communities still remain, including Edgewater and Aero Acres. Evidence of the industries remains in the form of the street names that are within many of the communities that Victory Villa Senior Center serves. Some of them include: Compass, Dihedral and Left and Right Aileron. During the war, Glen L. Martin Aircraft Company produced the Martin 167 Bomber and the B-26 Bomber, which is featured on our newsletter. Through the years, the manufacturing plant became Martin Marietta, and then Lockheed-Martin. General Electric currently owns the plant.