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Department of Aging Overview

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Notification of Closure

Based on guidance from the State of Maryland, Baltimore County senior centers are closed to the public starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. If you need food or other essentials, call the Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-887-2594 or email See our list of online resources (PDF) to keep you Living Longer * Living Well.

Age-Friendly Baltimore County 

County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Department of Aging are embarking upon a new and exciting initiative that will make our County age-friendly. The goal of this initiative is to improve the quality of life for all County residents, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnic or cultural backgrounds. How will we accomplish this undertaking? With your help. Please provide your input to this exciting project by completing the Age-Friendly Baltimore County Survey in English or Spanish. Learn more about what age-friendly means.

Adult Well-Being Assessment

Adults age 60 and older and living in Baltimore County are invited to complete a brief online survey called the Adult Well-Being Assessment (AWA). The AWA was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives Project. Baltimore County is proud to be the first county in the country partnering with NCOA to use the AWA to assess the impact of senior centers on older adults’ quality of life. The assessment asks individuals to indicate how they feel about their quality of life as well as their opinions on their financial situation, physical health, mental health, social and emotional support, whether they led a purposeful and meaningful life and how often they feel lonely or isolated. For more information about the Adult Well-Being Assessment, email Jill Hall at

If you are a member of a Baltimore County Senior Center, you will have an opportunity to complete this assessment when you register at your senior center.

Area Plan

In accordance with the federal Older Americans Act, every four years the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) is required to develop and implement an Area Plan on Aging to provide a framework related to programs, activities and services for the older adults of Baltimore County. In preparation, BCDA conducted a brief survey that asked individuals to prioritize aging issues of concern. This Plan reflects ways to best meet those needs and concerns over the next four years with current resources. The current Area Plan on Aging is in effect October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2023.

The full narrative of BCDA’s current four-year Area Plan on Aging (PDF) is available for your review. You may also review the State Plan on Aging (PDF), developed by the Maryland Department of Aging. For more information, email

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.
  • Senior Centers
    Learn about programs and activities at Baltimore County Senior Centers.
  • Transportation
    CountyRide provides transportation 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.
  • Benefits
    Learn about financial benefits that you might be eligible for.
  • Volunteer
    Search for volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests.
  • Nutrition Programs
    Learn more about the Eating Together program.
  • Internships
    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.
  • E-Newsletters
    Sign-up to receive informative e-newsletters such as Caregiver Connection.

Contact Us

For information or comments, contact the Department of Aging or call 410-887-2594.

Mission Statement

The Baltimore County Department of Aging strengthens lives by providing services, programs and connections to resources.

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Revised March 27, 2020         


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