July is National Recreation and Parks Month

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 This July during Park and Recreation Month, set new trends in your community – what is OUT is IN! Make 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, get involved in their community through parks and recreation and so much more. July is a great time to show your communities how parks and recreation can help them improve their lives – from health and wellness to nature to community spirit and social equity. Click here for more information.

Welcome from the Secretary!

Secretary Lawlah 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

July is Sandwich Generation Month

  Sandwich Generation Month is an annual commemoration and celebration of the dedication, patience and caring of adults who are part of the sandwich generation – those caring for their children as well as their own aging parents. The annual recognition of Sandwich Generation Month is every July, with organizations and communities throughout the United States holding events to raise awareness of and provide support for members of the sandwich generation. Click here for more information.

Maryland Access Point (MAP)

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 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.

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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.
Link: www.blsa.nih.gov

O'Malley-Brown Administration Highlights of the 2014 Legislative Session

MD State House dome A recap of accomplishments achieved this year in Annapolis.


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