The Annual Open Enrollment Period for Medicare runs from October 15 until December 7, 2013. Beneficiaries are encouraged to assess current coverage, cost, convenience, and consumer service to determine if changes are needed. New plans are available and you may be eligible for savings. Tune in to live televised SHIP Phone-a-Thons on Thursday, October 24 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm on WUSA-TV 9 in the Washington, DC metro area and Thursday, October 31 from 12:00 noon to 6:30pm on WJZ-TV 13 in the Baltimore area. Callers can speak to trained counselors for expert advice on Medicare. Live televised coverage of WJZ-TV 13 Phone-a-Thon will take place on the noon, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:00 pm news programs. Get help with your health plan decisions. Contact your local Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program click here for a listing.
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? During the month of December you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with
the Internet at one of several sessions around the State. Check this list to find a training session near you.
In the next installment of Waxter Wisdom, health professionals will examine medication management and offer onsite medication check-ups. Wednesday, December 11, 2103 9:30am-3:00pm at the Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral Street (Baltimore).
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
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 2-6, 2013) This week, we highlight the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community shopping, working, or volunteering with the con?dence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.
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?