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Department of Aging Overview

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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment: October 15 through December 7

This is the time to search for the best and least expensive Prescription Drug Plan for 2022. Baltimore County State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) has trained counselors to assist you with evaluating your Part D choices. Learn more about the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment process.

Register for the Dementia Friendly Baltimore County Launch Event—December 8

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. invites you to join us for the launch of Dementia Friendly Baltimore County (DFBC). Dementia Friendly Baltimore County is a new community-based, cross-sector initiative aimed to create a more inclusive and accessible Baltimore County so that all of us, regardless of dementia-related challenges, can have the resources we seek to create the life we choose, and experience a sense of belonging, purpose, and well-being. Peter Rabins, MD, MPH, author of the 36-Hour Day, is the keynote speaker for this event. Everyone is invited to register in advance to learn more and to provide their feedback for DFBC.

Live Your Best Life at the Living Longer, Living Well Virtual Summit—November 17

Register today for the conference to help you live your best life covering the secrets to longevity, vitamins, relationship builders and more on Wednesday, November 17. From the comfort of your home, you can watch the sessions that most appeal to you. For questions, call 410-887-2002 or email

Review the Age Friendly Action Plan for Baltimore County

Learn about the Age Friendly initiative of Baltimore County as the County begins to implement the Action Plan created with the input of many dedicated community partners for improving the quality of living for all County residents that want to live, work, play and age in our County.

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 and Dementia Friendly Baltimore County 

The Age-Friendly and Dementia Friendly initiatives have aligned their efforts to ensure that persons of all ages, cultures, abilities and interests can access the resources they need to create the life they choose.

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

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.

Revised November 12, 2021         


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