Nominations are now being accepted for the 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 nomination form and return it no later than March 28, 2014 for consideration.
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.
Waiver Personal Care Providers:
Agency ISAS Frequently Asked Questions
Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. If you're 50 years old or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life.
Maryland Health Connection
Open enrollment into qualified health plans through Maryland Health Connection continues until March 31, 2014. Medicaid enrollment is year round. Check out local outreach and enrollment events in your area. Get in person help from trained navigators and assisters on how to enroll in a health plan at an upcoming event. See event listings.
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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?