Explore 50+ Centers

Pursue an active and vital lifestyle through the many offerings at Howard County’s 50+ Centers. Centers offer a wide variety of programs and services including fitness programs, educational opportunities in the arts and humanities; wellness classes and many opportunities for social and recreational activities, including volunteer opportunities. The new Go50+ fitness center membership packages are designed to enhance the quality of life, health and well-being for those 50 and over.

The Office on Aging and Independence operates six 50+ Centers, one nutrition site and five therapeutic programs for individuals with additional support needs. The Senior Center Plus program operates in three of the county’s locations: Ellicott City, Glenwood and North Laurel. The Kindred Spirits Social Club, a club for individuals with a new diagnosis of dementia, is offered at the Glenwood and the North Laurel 50+ Centers.

Activities at 50+ Centers

Centers offer a noontime meal for individuals age 60+ and their spouses of any age. Voluntary, anonymous contributions are requested for meals. Individuals under age 60 may purchase a meal at its full cost. The nutrition program provides one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), and offers a great opportunity to dine and socialize with others.

Membership in Howard County 50+ Centers is free, but registration is required. Visit the center nearest you to register or download a registration packet to complete. Once registered, you will receive a membership card and you can avail yourself of all of the programs offered at any of the 50+ Centers. You may also sign up for activities and programs online.

The Bain and Ellicott City 50+ Centers are available to rental for private and community events.

Inclement Weather Policy

Please watch or listen for Howard County Public School delays and closings.

If Howard County Public Schools are:

CLOSED - All 50+ Centers and Senior Center Plus Sites are closed.

Delayed 2 Hours - All 50+ Centers open at 10 with the exception of Senior Center Plus sites, which are closed. There will be no transportation and no lunches will be served. Program scheduled to begin before 10am will not be held.

Delayed 1 Hour - All 50+ Centers will open at their regular time.

Afternoon & Evening Activities Cancelled - Centers will not hold any programs or rentals after 4:30pm.