NOTICE! The Bain 50+ Center has reopened today.

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.

Kathleen K. Swanson, Acting Administrator
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


Upcoming Events

Poster for senior day at the fair activities on Tuesday, August 8 from 10 to 3 at the Howard County Fairgrounds

Senior Day at the Fair

Howard County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, August 8 / 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free all day fair admission for adults age 62+

Dental Screening Fair

Saturday, September 9 / 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

North Laurel Community Center

Invest in Community Health –  To learn how your business can be a sponsor, call 410-313-6028


New Howard County 50+EXPO logo

Friday, October 20 / 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wilde Lake High School

5460 Trumpeter Lane, Columbia, Md.

Vendor/Exhibitor Registration now open!

Cycle2Health logo

Rides on Tuesdays/Thursdays, Spring through Fall

Call 410-313-6535 for general information or register online.