Overview graphic for the Master Aging event

Presented by the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

Join us on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Howard Community College / 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Announcing a new take on the 50+EXPO for 2019: "Master Aging: Engage, Educate, Inspire" debuts as a conference-style event for the 50+ community with a keynote address, interactive seminars, 62 exhibitors and a performance by the Capitol Steps. This new format is a reimagination of the 50+EXPO, and will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our new location on the campus of Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia. Admission is $1.00. 


Hosted by the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence, "Master Aging: Engage, Educate and Inspire" will be held in three buildings within easy walking distance of each other on HCC's campus - Duncan Hall, the Health Sciences Building and the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. Free onsite parking is available. Event highlights include:

  • 62 vendor and sponsor booths, located in the three lobbies and one additional large room
  • all day seminars and workshops covering lifelong learning and leisure; technology; exercise; and a showcase of activities at Howard County 50+ centers. 
  • 11:00 a.m. keynote speaker (Kerry Hannon, author of "Never Too Old to Get Rich") and a 2:00 p.m. performance by the Capitol Steps, both in the Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. Capitol Steps will be a ticketed event ($5.00 per person). 
  • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - discussion, followed by a book signing by Kerry Hannon in the Health Sciences Building lecture hall. 
  • breakfast and lunch sales from a variety of food cart vendors


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