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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 until further notice. However, the centers are pleased to offer online classes and programming for older adults. If you need food or other essentials, call the Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-887-2594 or email food@baltimorecountymd.gov. See our list of online resources (PDF) and our senior center council Facebook pages to keep you Living Longer * Living Well.

Learn More About Department of Aging Services

The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) 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. You can also find out more about BCDA in our photo-filled Annual Report (PDF).

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. Learn more about what age-friendly means.

Area Plan

In accordance with the federal Older Americans Act, every four years 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. 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 aginginfo@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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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