What do we do?

The purpose of the program is to provide resources and support for healthy aging in the community.  Services include: 

  • Home safety consultations
  • Home modifications and durable medical equipment
  • Cognitive screenings
  • Education and training sessions
  • Student internships for occupational therapy students
Community Living Program

A home safety consultation can identify hazards that may affect your safety in the home and give recommendations for eliminating these hazards through the use of assistive devices and home repairs and modifications.


Who is Eligible for Community Living Program Services?


- A Howard County resident living at home in the community.

A person 18 years or older with a disability (must need assistance with ADLs/IADLs)

 Services are subject to the availability of funds.  Priority is given to lower income status. 



Funding for Home Modifications


Important Phone Numbers and Website Links

  • Howard County Livable Home Tax Credit: 410-313-4076
  • Howard County Aging in Place Tax Credit: 410-313-2323
  • MD Accessible Homes for Seniors: 410-429-7409
  • Howard County Housing Repair Loan Program: 410-313-6316

Self Assessment Tools for Aging in Place


Occupational Therapy Internship Opportunities


Overview of Internship Opportunities


The Community Living Program (CLP) provides direct supervision for occupational therapy students looking to gain experience in home modifications and aging in place.

Level II fieldwork reservations are available year-round for students enrolled in an accredited university. Please contact Carly Shilling OTR/L for more information at cshilling@howardcountymd.gov.

Fieldwork location: 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046


Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years or older
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • University Agreement Form 
  • Provide own transportation to/from site              

Forms to Complete

  • Application for student internship (RM-5) Form
  • Student Internship MOU (RM-6) Form
  • Background check (Online)
  • Resume

“I am thankful for all of the help and guidance from the Community Living Program.  I have showered almost every day now that I have a swivel shower seat.  Previously, I showered once a week and could not do it by myself.  Now I can do it independently and every day!  Thank you!” 

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