Meet OAI's Digital Inclusion Specialist
OAI's Digital Inclusion Specialist, Malarie Burgess, is paving the way for a more connected Howard County. As the Digital Inclusion Specialist, Malarie advocates for increased access to technology and build out the skills to use it. These efforts are part of the Transform Howard Initiative and align with Howard County’s move toward being an Age-Friendly community, addressing challenges noted in the Age-Friendly Howard County Action Plan.
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Howard County’s Office on Aging and Independence (OAI) is a proud partner of the Senior Planet program. Senior Planet is the flagship program of the national nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP that harnesses technology to enhance the way we age.
The Office on Aging and Independence will offer a variety of courses, programs, and activities to help older adults learn new skills, save money, access health information, make new friends, and so much more!
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Upcoming Classes and Events
See the link below for our class calendar.
Become a Senior Planet Trainer
Are you great with technology and have a passion for community service? Apply to become a 'Senior Planet' trainer today!
Howard County's Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
Use this interactive map to local free wi-fi hotspots around Howard County.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program will stop accepting new applications and enrollments on February 7, 2024. Consumers must be approved and enrolled with a service provider by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 7 to receive the ACP benefit.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
Transform Howard Initiative
Transform Howard was launched on May 24, 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the initiative is to transform Howard County into a national model for innovation and digital inclusion by ensuring all residents can access the digital world and the opportunity it brings.
Have Questions or Need Assistance?
Please contact OAI’s Digital Inclusion Specialist, Malarie Burgess at 410- 313-6542 (voice/relay) or [email protected].