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Senior Center Information and Activities

Senior Centers Closed January 10 through 28

All senior centers will be closed to in-person activities for three weeks beginning Monday, January 10. The high rate of transmission with the Omicron variant has resulted in spikes in cases for center membership, volunteers and staff. Where possible, all programs, meetings and events will be offered virtually. BCDA's new online OPAL senior center will continue to provide a full range of programs. Staff will still be available during the closure.

Programs and Events

The opportunities you've waited a lifetime to take advantage of are available at our 20 senior centers; just visit the one nearest you and start "Living Longer, Living Well." In addition, The Opal Center offers a variety of virtual programs in which you can participate from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about the programs and events offered at each center, read the monthly newsletters or search the County calendar of events. There are no dues or membership fees, but charges may apply for some individual classes, trips, parties, etc. Inquire at your local senior center about fees which might apply.

Energize Your Life

Energize Your Life Logo

Residents 60 years or older (or 50 years of age at Fleming, Hereford and Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands senior centers) can "Energize Your Life" by participating in the following and more:

Virtual Programs through The OPAL Center

Virtual programs will continue through our new OPAL Center (Online Programs for Adult Learning). We invite you to participate in our innovative programs and classes from the comfort of your own home.

Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!

Logo for the Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run/Walk.

Our senior-friendly fitness model, "Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!" includes 14 fitness centers, a variety of exercise classes and group sports opportunities, and a 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk. The program has received numerous awards, including 2011 and 2007 National Association of Counties Awards, the 2006 Physical Activity Excellence Award from the State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and the 2006 National Area Agencies on Aging Achievement Award. 

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Each year, over 2,200 individuals volunteer in County senior centers. Because senior centers are nonprofit, volunteers are critical to their operation. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities (PDF). Contact your local senior center to learn about the positions available. Complete the volunteer application (PDF) and bring it to the center where you are interested in volunteering, or mail the application to:

RSVP Program
611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

There are a number of unpaid internship opportunities in the senior centers as well. The BCDA internship program creates a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience serving older adults, while learning more about the operations of an area agency on aging, the aging process, senior centers and resources available to the community.

Stay Connected With Us on Social Media

Stay connected via social media:

  • Instagram—See highlights of senior center programs and BCDA events on our Instagram account
  • Flickr—Look at pictures from senior center activities on our albums.
  • Facebook—Learn all about the services, programs and resources offered by BCDA
  • Visit our YouTube channel for fun and interesting ways to get fit:

You can also participate in online programming and stay connected with our 20 senior centers, Senior Box Office and Senior Craft Gallery via the Facebook pages for each site. From the comfort of your own home, you can participate in exercise classes, discussion groups, virtual tours of museums, craft and cooking classes, and more.

Senior Center Councils on Facebook

Each senior center has a Center Council, composed of elected board members who work to enhance BCDA's services and programs to older adults. Visit the Facebook pages for the following Senior Center Councils:

Learn More

We welcome your thoughts and questions about our programs and services. Call Jill Hall, Chief of the Senior Centers and Community Services Division, at 410-887-3424 or email jphall@baltimorecountymd.gov if you have feedback you would like to share. Call 410-887-2040 if you have questions about programs and activities.

Inclement Weather Policy

To learn if programs or activities have been canceled due to poor weather conditions, read our inclement weather policy or call the MAP office at 410-887-2594.

 
Revised January 6, 2022         

 

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