The Office on Aging and Independence provides emotional wellness and mental health programs as well as specialized peer group programs that cover topics like relationships, depression, and emotional well-being. Geared toward older adults, these programs are offered in 50+ Centers and other community locations.
Training on older adult mental health issues can be provided to community groups, professional or faith-based organizations by request. Available topics cover a broad spectrum of older adult and mental health concerns and can be tailored to the requesting organization's needs.
For more information about mental health programs, please contact Karen Hull via Maryland Access Point of Howard County (MAP) at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay) or email [email protected].
The SeniorsTogether peer outreach program was created as an opportunity for older adults to both give and receive support. Programs and activities are designed to nurture interaction among older adult peers to foster a positive outlook, develop social networks, and support a thriving aging process.
SeniorsTogether Support Groups are a core element of the program, providing a safe, confidential environment for meeting others, sharing concerns, finding help, and staying stimulated. Other activities organized by the program include luncheons, speaker engagements, and special workshops. All SeniorsTogether activities are developed with sensitivity to sensory and mobility issues. For more information, contact Karen Hull at 410-313-7466 (voice/relay) or [email protected].