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.  


EXPO Logo 2017

Howard County's 19th annual 50+EXPO will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, featuring 160+ vendors and exhibitors of interest to older adults, families, caregivers, care providers and professionals.  Join us to explore aspects of Preparedness, Information and Education to help you plan a healthy future for yourself and your family. Limited vendor and exhibitor space is still available. For more information, please click the 50+EXPO logo above or visit the 50+EXPO information page

Be a FRIEND of the 2017 50+EXPO!

For a $20 donation, you can become a Friend of the 50+EXPO. All Friends of the EXPO will receive one ADMISSION ticket to the 50+EXPO, one RESERVED seat for The Capitol Steps 11 a.m. show at the EXPO, one EXCLUSIVE “Friends” raffle ticket for a chance to win a grand prize basket, and a “Friends” RECOGNITION badge to wear to EXPO! Simply complete and mail in the Friends registration form or call 410-313-6410 for more information. A portion of the proceeds from Friends of the EXPO will benefit the Vivian Reid Community Fund which provides emergency assistance to older adults in Howard County.


WomenFest Logo

WomenFest is an interactive day which focuses on health, wellness, technology, fashion, and beauty and features 100+ vendors and exhibitors, free health screenings, and interactive seminars. WomenFest 2017 was held on Saturday, April  29 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville, Md.  For more information, please click the WomenFest logo above, visit the Womenfest information page.


Caregiving Journey 2017 conference logo

The Office on Aging and Independence also holds an annual Caregiver Conference, designed to support and educate those providing care to a loved one.  The 2017 conference, "The Caregiver Journey, A Universal Voyage" was held at the Glenwood 50+ Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723 on Saturday, March 25. To be placed on a contact list for the next caregiver event, call 410-313-5969 (voice/relay) or email us