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Silver Pen Writing Contest

The Silver Pen Creative Writing Contest is held to encourage and recognize writing among older adults. See the entries and read the winning essays and poems from the 2016 Silver Pen Writing Contest.

Learn more about how you can participate in the 2017 Silver Pen Writing Contest.

Online Resources

The following online resources are produced by the Baltimore County Department of Aging.


The following publications are produced by the Baltimore County Department of Aging (unless otherwise noted) and are available by emailing or calling 410-887-2594.

  • Senior Digest—The Department of Aging's newspaper, filled with informative and entertaining articles essential to older adults, including updates on Medicare and Social Security, travel opportunities, and senior center events.
  • Brain Matters—Maintain or improve brain health by reviewing lifestyle strategies and tools available for better brain health.
  • Be Mobile Drive Safe: Keeping Older Adults on the Move—Promotes awareness of various methods to optimize travel safety.
  • Family Caregiving: The Art of Caring for your Older Relative—Reviews resources, support and respite options to assist caregivers.
  • This Card Could Save Your Life—Known as the Orange Refrigerator Card, this card has space to list all your medications and other medical information. Emergency medical personnel look for this card on refrigerators in time of emergency.
  • Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know—A publication of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, intended for anyone looking at the possibility of needing nursing home care for themselves, family members or friends.
Revised March 22, 2017         


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