In Maryland's twenty-three counties and Baltimore City, each local governing body designates an agency on aging. The agency may be a unit of local government or a private, nonprofit corporation. In some counties, it is the office on aging. In others, it may be named differently. In Baltimore City, it is called the Commission on Aging and Retirement Education.
Local agencies on aging provide a variety of adult services, incorporating assisted living; protective services; and temporary disability programs. Transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities also are provided at the county level through either a division of the aging department, or by a separate transportation department.
Waxter Center for Senior Citizens, 1000 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Maryland, December 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Senior Center, 9010 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach (Calvert County), Maryland, April 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Caroline County Office on Aging (Upper Shore Aging)
Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities
Cecil County Aging & Disability Services Division
Charles County Aging & Senior Programs Division
Dept. of Aging, Buckworth Senior Center, 214 North St., Elkton (Cecil County), Maryland, February 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Thurmont Senior Center, 805 East Main St., Thurmont (Frederick County), Maryland, August 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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