We want to hear from you! Take our 10-minute survey!

The Office on Aging and Independence is currently engaged in a planning process to determine how best to meet the needs of Howard County's older adult residents, individuals with disabilities, and their family members. We want your input, and would appreciate you taking a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBZN3TT. The survey is anonymous and should take less than 10 minutes of your time. Thank you!

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


2019 Resource Guides Available

Photo of the cover of the 2019 Resource Guide for older adults and adults with disabilities

The 2019 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 2019 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.



News and Upcoming Events
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May is Older Americans Month!

To learn more about how older adults Connect, Create and Contribute to life in Howard County, read the May issue of the 50+ Connection, the monthly publication of the Office on Aging and Independence. 


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Saturday, October 19 / 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

"Master Aging: Engage, Educate and Inspire" is a conference-style event with seminars, exhibitors and entertainment for the 50+ community. This new format replaces the 50+EXPO, and will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our new location on the campus of Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia. 


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Hope on the Horizon will focus on the latest research on alzheimer's or related dementias, why early detection matters, and the next steps for caregivers. FREE. Please register by Thursday, May 30. Adult respite care is available with registration; call Kathy Wehr at 410-313-5955 for details.