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.
Maryland State Plan on Aging
In accordance with the Older Americans Act, the Maryland Department of Aging is required to develop and implement a State Plan on Aging to provide a framework for programs and services for older adults. The implementation of the upcoming state plan will begin on October 1, 2016, and be carried out until September 30, 2020. Whether you're an older adult, caregiver or service provider, we encourage you to make your voice heard. Learn more about the State Plan on Aging.
Baltimore Regional Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall meetings will be held throughout Maryland, designed to provide an opportunity to offer public comment on the draft State Plan on Aging. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. The Baltimore Regional Meeting will be held:
June 1, 2016
6 to 8 p.m.
Bykota Senior Center
611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Written comments on the draft State Plan on Aging will also be accepted by mail or email until the close of business on Friday, May 27, 2016. Please direct your feedback to email@example.com or:
State Plan Comments, Maryland Department of Aging
301 West Preston Street, Suite 1007
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
10th Annual Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fit!
For 2016, the 10th Annual Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk and 1 Mile Walk For All Ages will be held on the campus of CCBC Essex on Sunday, September 18. The 5K race, which is professionally managed by Charm City Run, attracts participants of all ages. Medals are given for the fastest three male and female 5K finishers overall, as well as the top three male and female runners in all age categories. The 1-Mile Fun Walk is perfect for our younger and older participants. New for 2016 is a 1 Mile Kids Fun Race for those youngsters who want to run, but can't do the 5K distance. Door prizes will be awarded and participants receive a complimentary long-sleeved T-shirt, water on the course and post-race refreshments. Online registration is now available.
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 May 13, 2016