The Community Meeting scheduled for a new East Columbia 50+ Center (scheduled for Thursday, August 9 at 6pm) has been postponed.  

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.

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-6410 (voice/relay)

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

Searchable online MAP database:

Read The 50+ Connection


Get Fit With OAI in 2018!

Photo of a fitness class at the Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center

Register for OAI Programs

The Office on Aging and Independence 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, pictured above. Use the link below to view our offerings.



News and Upcoming Events

20th Annual 50+EXPO

Logo for the 50+EXPO

Friday, October 19, 2018 / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wilde Lake High School / Columbia, Md.

Registration Info


Planning a NEW East Columbia 50+ Center

Planning meeting held June 14 for the new East Columbia 50+ Center.

More than 50 residents attended a planning meeting held June 14 with architects and staff to offer input for a new East Columbia 50+ Center. 

Read the comments here.

View the Architect's PowerPoint Presentation

Cycle2Health 2018 Registration Open

Cycle2Health Kickoff photo

Cycle2Health is a great way to get fit, whether you are a seasoned cyclist or just getting back on a bike for the first time in years. Rides begin in May; register for the season or call 410-313-5940 for more information.

2018 Howard County Resource Guide 

Get a copy of the Howard County 2018 Resource Guide.

View the 2018 Resource Guide