Baltimore County Department of Aging Resources
The following resources are offered to 60 + individuals. For more information visit the Baltimore County Department of Aging website.BCDA Services at Bykota
MAP of Baltimore County
410-887-2594 (Maryland Relay 7-1-1)
Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County is part of a nationwide effort to streamline access to support, services and benefits to older adults, persons with disabilities their families and care providers.
Center Connection 410-887-2970
Center Connection links persons age 60 and over who need support to activities and services provided by the senior center. Center Connection Specialists, operating in eight Baltimore County Senior Centers, maximize individual’s senior center experience by encouraging participation in activities, registering for classes/eating together, and connecting them with other members.
Community Outreach Specialists 410-887-2594
This program connects Baltimore County residents age 60+ to community resources. Outreach workers evaluate seniors’ needs, assist with applying for benefits and services, and connect seniors to resources.
CountyRide provides paratransit transportation within the County for qualifying clients to appointments Monday through Friday. Reservations must be prescheduled and are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. A book of 6 tickets costs $15.00. Payment by check or exact amount of cash ( No change available in vehicles.)
Eating Together 410-887-3052
The Eating Together program provides a nutritious meal and socialization in over 40 County sites in senior centers, community buildings and senior residences. Residents aged 60 and over and their spouses of any age are eligible to participate in this program and are asked to make a voluntary, confidential donation.
Home Team 410-887-4141
This community-base volunteer program provides social support for County seniors 60+ who are isolated and confined to their home. Through friendly in-home and telephone visits, volunteers offer the needed interaction, socialization and reassurance to help seniors maintain a higher quality of life with the ability to remain independent in their home longer.
State Health Insurance Program(SHIP) 410-887-2059
Trained volunteers answer questions regarding Medicare A and B, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance (medigap), Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), Medicaid and potential Medicare frauds. Also, callers are assessed for eligibility to obtain financial assistance to help with Medicare and prescription cost.
Senior Digest 410-887-3050
Do you know the latest in trends affecting older adults? Do you know where to find the best in entertainment or health screenings? Would you like to travel to incredible destinations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, now is the time to register for Senior Digest, a newspaper produced eight time a year by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. Cost is $5.00 for County Residents and $7.00 for all others. For more information, contact the Senior Digest office at 410-887-3050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Box Office 410-887-5319
Senior Box Office (SBO) offers complementary and discounted tickets to members for cultural, educational and entertainment events. A brochure outlining events and trips is published quarterly Annual membership dues are:
- $30 per household with brochures delivered electronically by email or
- $38 per household with printed brochures delivered by regular mail
For more information and application see the SBO website www,seniorboxoffice.org
Inclement Weather Policy 410-887-2059
It is the policy of the Baltimore County Department of Aging to open and fully operate its programs as scheduled. The effects of severe weather and concern for the safety of our constituents may, however, lead us to close centers, CountyRide, and other services/programs. When this or closing for any other reason occurs, media announcements regarding closures or late openings with ONLY be made on WBAL Radio , 1090 AM; WBAL-TV 11 and WJZ-TV 13. Information on closings and/or late openings will also be published on the Baltimore County web site, www.baltimorecountymd.gov. Senior Centers will open at 10 a.m. when a 2 hour delay is reported.