Department of Aging Overview
New and Upcoming Services and Programs
Brain Health refers to one’s ability to learn, remember, organize, focus and maintain an active mind. In 2016, the Baltimore County Department of Aging’s initiative, Brain Matters, will educate older adults about successful aging and brain health. Throughout the year, resources and activities will be offered to enhance brain function, provide strategies to care for those facing dementia or mental health illnesses, identify possible risk factors, and improve the quality of life for older adults.
Discover the Power of Age
Join us at the Discover the Power of Age Expo, formerly the Baby Boomer and Senior Expo, on Wednesday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday October 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Enjoy continuous entertainment, bid on incredible silent auction items or take advantage of a wide assortment of free health screenings. View the talents of older adult artists competing in the Art and Craft Contest and Show, receive an annual flu shot or try a new exercise class in the Senior Center Demonstration Area. Investigate career and training opportunities at the Job Fair or visit the Veteran Resource Muster.
As part of our Brain Matters initiative, we are excited to add the Brain Matters Feature Area, sponsored by MindRamp and Johns Hopkins University, which includes engaging activities to stimulate all your senses! The highlight of the area is an inflatable, walk-through brain exhibit. Students from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will lead tours through the 18 foot long by 14 foot wide by 12 foot high brain and answer any questions visitors have.
Learn more at Discover the Power of Age Expo, or call 410-887-2594.
Learn more about Department of Aging Services
The Department of Aging has a lot to offer Baltimore County seniors and their families. Learn more about our programs and services by watching a video that will help you Energize your Life.
Frequently Requested Services
- Information and Assistance
Learn more about how Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County can assist you in finding resources for seniors and adults with disabilities.
- Housing Options
Find information about nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other housing options, including listings of facilities in Baltimore County.
- Senior Centers
The 20 senior centers located throughout Baltimore County serve as community focal points for programs, activities and services for County residents age 60 and older and their spouses.
CountyRide is a transportation program providing service to Baltimore County residents 60 years of age and over, disabled residents aged 21 through 59 and persons of all ages living in the rural area.
RSVP has a partnership with Volunteer Solutions and the United Way to help you volunteer. Search for volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests.
Learn more about available student internship positions at the Department of Aging.
- Travel Opportunities
Check the travel calendar for a list of upcoming travel opportunities.
- Caregivers Information
The Caregivers Program offers a variety of resources to help family caregivers to provide good care for older relatives, while also taking care of themselves.
Sign-up to receive informative e-newsletters such as The Friendly Visitor and Caregiver Connection.
For information or comments, contact the Department of Aging or call 410-887-2594.
- Find latest information about closings or late openings of seniors centers and CountyRide due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
- Visit Aging's Taking Care of Mom and Dad website for more information about caregiving.
- Community Resources 2016 is now available online. Get information about services available to Baltimore County seniors and their families.
The Baltimore County Department of Aging strengthens lives by connecting individuals to community resources, programs and services.
Revised October 14, 2016