Office on Aging and Independence Events

The Office on Aging and Independence holds several annual events and conferences to provide a variety of educational opportunities for consumers.  Event pages are updated regularly and include helpful links to schedules/programs, registration forms and program descriptions.  

Howard County's 18th annual 50+EXPO will take place on Monday, October 31, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, featuring vendors and exhibitors of interest to older adults, families, caregivers, care providers and professionals.  For more information, including exhibitor registration forms, please click the 50+EXPO logo above or visit the 50+EXPO information page.


WomenFest Logo

WomenFest is an interactive day which focuses on health, wellness, fashion, and beauty and features 90+ vendors and exhibitors, free health screenings, and interactive seminars. WomenFest 2016 will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center.  For more information, including exhibitor registration forms, please click the WomenFest logo above or visit the Womenfest information page.


Caregiver Conference

The Office on Aging and Independence also holds an annual Caregiver Conference, designed to support and educate those providing care to a loved one.  Check back for more information on this year's conference.

Elder Safety Conference

Howard County's Vulnerable Adult Committee coordinates an annual Elder Safety Conference.  For more information, visit our Elder Safety page