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


Register for OAI Programs

The Office on Aging and Independence offers a variety of art, fitness, and continuing education classes.  Use the link below to view our offerings.



Upcoming Events

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 - December 7, 2017. The Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, confidential and unbiased assistance with Medicare. To attend an open enrollment event or schedule a one-on-one review of your current plans, call 410-313-7392 (voice/relay). 

2018 Howard County Resource Guide 

Get a copy of the Howard County 2018 Resource Guide.

View the 2018 Resource Guide


Support Project Holiday

2017 Project Holiday flier with list of suggested donations.

Download the Project Holiday flier. The deadline for donations is December 11.