Howard County Government is closed today, March 21, due to inclement weather. This includes all Howard County 50+ Centers, the Loan Closet and the MultiService Center.

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.

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 200
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.



Upcoming Events

Practical Skills for Caregivers: Useful Strategies and Skills for In-Home Care

Logo for the Practical Skills for Caregiver Class at HCC which begins April 19

Thursdays, April 19 - May 17 / 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Howard Community College / Health Sciences Building

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

Offered in partnership with Howard Community College to provide caregivers with information to care for loved ones in their own home, and address challenges for both the care recipient and caregiver. Cost is $195. Register online: (Course XH-599 7117). Information: email Kathy Wehr or call 410-313-5955.

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.

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

2018 Howard County Resource Guide 

Get a copy of the Howard County 2018 Resource Guide.

View the 2018 Resource Guide