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 concern.
Gloria G. Lawlah
Secretary of Aging
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Now is a good time to analyze your own hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have a hearing loss that can be treated. Even if you don't currently feel you have a hearing problem, it's important to have your hearing tested to establish a baseline for comparison at a future time should you experience a problem.
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.
Online Press Room
Secretary Lawlah Visits Eastern Shore Storm Victims
Courtesy: WMDT Channel 47
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