Community Resources 2023 is an annual directory developed and published by the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA). BCDA has partnered with the Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development, the Commission on Disabilities, and the Baltimore City Government to create one regional resource directory for Baltimore’s communities. The directory’s content has been updated and expanded to accommodate resources and services that range from adult day care to recreation and travel. Community Resources 2023 also contains a comprehensive category supporting disability resources ranging from children to adults.
BCDA is pleased to offer free copies of Community Resources 2023 to the public. Pick up copies of the directory at BCDA’s 20 senior centers and Baltimore County Public Libraries. Interested parties may also call BCDA’s MAP Office at 410-887-2594 for one mailed copy. We are pleased to offer an accessible option including a "read aloud" feature for the Community Resources Directory Online. For those who wish to access the publication using their smart phones, please note the QR code on the cover.
For businesses, nonprofits and professionals, now is the time to reserve your space in Community Resources 2024. Advertising in Community Resources is a powerful way to target your message directly to baby boomers, older adults, caregivers, families, adults with disabilities and professionals. To learn more about the many benefits associated with advertising in this valued publication, please call 410-887-2012. Help educate and empower your family, friends and community with Community Resources 2023—the publication that empowers its readership.
We are pleased to announce our newest publication—the Time of Your Life Digest (formerly Senior Digest). With eight jam-packed issues per year mailed directly to your residence, this 28-page newspaper is not to be missed! The Digest includes articles relevant to the lives of older adults in and around the County.
- News and the latest government happenings
- Columns and articles from: County Executive, County Council, Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments
- Medicare matters:
- Information from the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
- Information from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
- Health, wellness and nutrition
- Calendar of events at Baltimore County Senior Centers regarding health-related talks and classes
- Recipes and nutrition tips and articles
- Senior center news and events
- Entertainment and community billboard sections
- Travel opportunities
- Financial information for older adults
- Volunteer opportunities
Subscriptions for Baltimore County residents aged 60 and over are $5 per year and $7 per year for all others.
To order a subscription, mail a completed subscription form, along with a check or money order payable to Baltimore County, Maryland, to:
Time of Your Life Digest
611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Reach your target audience by placing an ad in the Time of Your Life Digest for as little as $52 an issue. See our rate card for more information.
- Business Rate: $0.50 per word (minimum of $7.50); phone numbers count as one word
- Personal Rate: $0.20 per word (minimum $2); phone numbers count as one word
Watch on TV
BCDA's Comcast television program will inspire you to visit your local senior center to begin "The Time Of Your Life." Host Ethel Rasmussen (MA, Manager, Communications Unit of BCDA) will welcome the following topics and guests for November and December 2023:
- Medicare Basics and Part D Open EnrollmentShelby Jones, SHIP Manager, Baltimore County Department of Aging
Baltimore County Volunteer Center Alison Vogrin, Manager, Baltimore County Volunteer Center
Watch Channel 25 on Baltimore County Comcast cable television or Verizon at the following showtimes:
Reports, Plans and Other Documents
Baltimore County Department of Aging Annual Report
Four-Year Area Plan on Aging
Every four years, BCDA is required by the federal Older Americans Act, 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 is available for your review. You may also review the State Plan on Aging, developed by the Maryland Department of Aging.
Age-Friendly Action Plan for Baltimore County
Learn about the Age Friendly initiative of Baltimore County as the County begins to implement the 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.
The Last Chapter: A Simple Checklist for Those Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One
Dealing with loss is always difficult. The Department of Aging has developed a simple checklist to keep the process organized and make the next steps as easy as possible.
This Card Could Save Your Life
Known as the Orange Refrigerator Card, this card has space to list all your medications and other medical information. Emergency medical personnel look for this card on refrigerators in time of emergency. Contact BCDA for more information.