Elder Abuse Awareness

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2021

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When a community cares, we can build strong supports for older adults in Howard County.

The Howard County Office on Aging and Independence is partnering with local, state and federal agencies to spread awareness and prevention strategies on elder abuse and neglect, and financial exploitation. To learn how you can recognize and report elder abuse, follow us on Facebook or view the Elder Abuse Awareness Guide and other information, below. 


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Phone a Senior Program

Help combat social isolation in our community - volunteer for the new Phone a Senior program to make weekly calls of support to older adults. For more information, to volunteer or to sign up to receive calls, contact Maryland Access Point of Howard County at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay) or email map@howardcountymd.gov.  


NEW! Contact the National Elder Fraud Hotline for Help

If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is available from the National Elder Fraud Hotline, a new service created by the U.S. Department of Justice. Contact them at 1-833–FRAUD–11 or 1-833–372–8311 every day, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (English/Español/other languages available). Visit