Maryland Community for Life is an innovative program developed by the Maryland Department of Aging to support older adults as they age at home. The Community for Life program provides grants to non-profits that commit to deliver a package of services that make it comfortable and convenient to age at home to Marylanders over the age of 60. The program’s services are designed to prevent the predictable challenges of aging that can require admittance into a high level of care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.Read More
Home Maintenance : As part of Community for life home maintenance service, individuals are entitled to an initial home safety assessment, home repair services, and a list of vetted contractors and assistance with contract review for major repairs.
Service Navigation: Each Maryland Community for Life program is required to hire and train a local service navigator. The training to become a service navigator is extensive and has been designed specifically for the Maryland Community for Life program by the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College. Service navigators are experts on all programs and services for older adults in their area. Service navigators can provide advice on topics ranging from local events to fraud prevention.
Transportation: Each Maryland CFL offers a fixed amount of transportation each month. These transportation services allow older adults to complete tasks such as food shopping, errands, and attend medical appointments. Additionally, transportation services provide older adults with access to community, cultural, and family events.