Support Project Holiday!

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Help the Office on Aging and Independence make the holidays brighter for low-income seniors who reside in assisted living facilities and in the community. Drop off donations of new, unwrapped gifts at three convenient locations through December 7. Financial donations are also accepted. Click the flier above for details or call 410-313-5956 (voice/relay). 

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)

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

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Read The 50+ Connection


NEW! 2021 Howard County Resource Guide

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Click on the cover above to view the digital edition of the Resource Guide. To request a paper copy, contact Maryland Access Point at 410-313-1234.

Virtual Offerings Guide Available

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NEW! Virtual Offerings Guide December 2020

Korean American Senior Association Virtual Program Guide

HoCo 50+ Fitness Pass

While our Patuxent Woods office, 50+ centers and the Loan Closet of Howard County are closed to the public,  our employees remain committed to providing excellent service and an optimal customer experience. For our residents and program registrants, we are offering virtual programs to engage, inspire and motivate. This includes exercise classes in various formats and levels as well as lifelong learning, social and creative opportunities.

Click here for information and registration details on our new virtual offerings, including our new monthly exercise pass.


News & Coming Events


December 7-11, 2020

Get It Done Week flier

The Office on Aging and Independence (OAI) is partnering with the Horizon Foundation's Speak (Easy) Howard initiative and the Coalition of Geriatric Services to present a weeklong virtual education series led by local experts on advance care planning topics, caregiving, financial planning, assisted living, home care options, and more. FREE. Register today at


2020 Virtual 50+EXPO

November 2020 through January 2021

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A three month virtual 50+EXPO, this event begins November 1 and is presented by the Howard County Beacon and sponsored in part by the Office on Aging and Independence. Click here for details.

Grab & Go Meal Distribution

A limited amount of frozen meal packs are available for older adults age 60+ who are experiencing food access issues