DCRS Updates during Coronavirus Pandemic
Office on Aging and Independence (OAI)


The Office on Aging and Independence promotes the full inclusion of persons with disabilities, addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse cultural community, and supports the desires of our citizens to remain independent as they grow older. Our commitment to a No Wrong Door approach makes it easier for older adults, caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families to find the services they need.

Jenna Crawley, Administrator 

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-6410 (voice/relay)
Email: aging@howardcountymd.gov

For general information and assistance, please contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) at 410-313-1234 or email map@howardcountymd.gov.

Searchable online MAP database: www.marylandaccesspoint.info

Read The 50+ Connection


2020 Resource Guides Available

Photo of the cover of the 2020 Resource Guide for older adults and adults with disabilitiesThe 2020 edition of Howard County's Resource Guide for Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers has been published. Free copies are available at all Howard County 50+ centers and libraries. To have a single copy mailed to you, call Maryland Access Point, 410-313-1234 (voice/relay). To request larger quantities for your office or community location, contact the Office on Aging and Independence at 410-313-6410 to arrange for pickup at OAI offices, 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia, 21046. The 2020 Resource Guide may also be viewed online.



Register for OAI Programs

The Office on Aging and Independence (OAI) offers a variety of art, fitness, and continuing education classes, at six convenient 50+ centers throughout the community and at the Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center. Use the link below to view our offerings.



Coronavirus & Older Adults

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Click on the image above to visit Maryland Department of Aging's resource guide for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Visit www.howardcountymd.gov/coronavirus for Howard County's resources and guidelines.

Senior Call Check Program

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The Maryland Department of Aging is encouraging residents over the age of 65 to participate in this free program. Click the image above for more information on enrollment, call-time schedules and more.

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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Office on Aging and Independence launched the Age-Friendly Howard County initiative in December 2019. Visit the Age-Friendly webpage for more information and join our mailing list for news of upcoming workshops and ways to get involved.