Sponsorships are still being accepted for the upcoming 7th Annual Governor’s Leadership in Aging Awards, which will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, MD. Download a sponsorship packet and return it as soon as possible.
Welcome from the Secretary!
My staff and I are here to serve our most important citizens; you! I hope you will find this web site an informative and helpful tool that will assist you and your family with the various services and programs available through our agency. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns.
Gloria G. Lawlah
Secretary of Aging
MDOA’s Internet Literacy Program
Are you an older Marylander who is reluctant to use a computer to access the Internet? MDoA will provide opportunities this year
to get acquainted with the Internet at one of several sessions around the state. Check this list to find a training session near you.
Maryland Access Point (MAP)
Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a statewide resource for information and assistance about long-term services and supports, particularly for older
adults and individuals with disabilities. If you or someone you know need community services to avoid a nursing home stay or need help with shopping, chores or personal
assistance because of a disability, MAP is a gateway, guide and a single entry point to service providers in your local area.
For more information, access MAP’s wide resource of information and its user friendly website by clicking on this link or calling (410) 767-1100 for the nearest MAP site in your community.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is conducting the IDEAL Study as a special project within the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to learn more about healthy aging.
Participants in IDEAL are 80 and older, are in excellent health and are mentally sharp. This research will help scientists observe the aging process and identify the secrets of
aging well. Learn more about IDEAL and its parent study - the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging - by clicking on the link below.
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Agency ISAS Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t miss the 6th annual “Womenfest: A Health and Wellness Event for Women,” on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am-3pm at the Gary
J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood (2400 Route 97), Cooksville, MD 21723. 90+ Exhibitors, FREE health screenings, and great
seminars. For more information, call 410.313.5440 or visit www.howardcountyaging.org/
Maryland Health Connection
With the March 31st deadline for healthcare enrollment quickly approaching, Governor Martin O'Malley and Congressman Elijah Cummings will host a healthcare enrollment fair that will take place from 9am - 4pm, March 29, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Admission to the healthcare enrollment fair is FREE! The healthcare enrollment process is FREE! See attached flier for more details.
How can I find out what senior services are available in other states?
I don't understand my Medicare benefits. Is there someone I can call who could explain how this insurance coverage works?
My loved one is a resident of a nursing home and I have begun to notice several signs of neglect. How can I investigate this without alienating the nursing home staff?