Office on Aging and Independence (OAI)

ABOUT US

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

Graphic about free food distribution program during federal government shutdown.

 
County Executive Ball Announces Free Weekly Food Distribution for Families Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

 

Logo for the 24th annual Penguin Pace 5K at the Bain 50+ Center on February 3

 
Sunday, February 3 / The Bain 50+ Center

Presented by the Bain 50+ Center Council and the Howard County Striders, the 5K Penguin Pace is open to all ages, experienced runners, families and first-time runners. The race begins and ends at the Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, 21046, starting at 7:45 a.m. All registered runners will receive a warm blanket and a complimentary brunch at the post-race awards ceremony. Registration fee is $25; visit www.striders.net/penguin-pace to register.