Seniors

myMDTHINK

1-800-332-6347

311 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

A consumer portal provided by The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services connecting Maryland residents with public health and human services resources. Please visit myMDTHINK and connect with services to support children and caretakers, including Child Support and information on Foster Care and Adoption services with children; Programs that provide healthcare and assistance for those with disabilities; Maryland programs to assist those in unemployment or seeking skills training; Financial assistance programs to provide food and cash to those who qualify based on income and other factors; Services related to keeping children safe and performing background searches for those intending to work with children; Services to protect and care for elderly and vulnerable adults; and Programs that provide energy assistance and cash grants for housing and other emergencies.

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Maryland Info Portal

410-767-4490

301 W. Preston Street, Suite 1101 Baltimore, MD 21201

The Maryland InfoPortal provides real-time access to 700-plus state programs providing financial, non-financial, and technical assistance to businesses, nonprofits, families, and local government agencies. The Maryland Department of Planning, through the State Clearinghouse, hosts this digital catalog and coordinates the timeliness and accuracy of the information with a network of more than 80 sponsoring agencies.

Community for Life

410-544-4800

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. 

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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. 

USDA Rural Development

(302) 857-3580

1221 College Park Drive, Suite 200, Dover, MD 19904

Provides subsidized home loans to very low and low income people for new and existing homes. Provides grants to very low income people age 62 or older and one percent interest loans for any very low income person who owns and occupies their home to complete home repairs that are needed to fix hazardous conditions for safety reasons. Applications available by mail, email or in the office.

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Eligibility

Call our office for income guidelines used in determining eligibility.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm

Areas Served

This office serves Caroline, Dorchester,Queen Anne’s,Talbot, Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico Counties

Upper Shore Aging

410-479-2535

410-479-1879

Upper Shore Aging Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the provision of decent, safe and affordable housing for Senior Citizens in the upper five Counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Service

Two Senior Centers in Caroline County provide a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events and fun and games. Both Senior Centers have computers with Internet access.Senior information and assistance. Senior Care. Legal assistance, Housing. Public Guardianship.

Eligibility

Individuals must be 62 years of age, disabled or handicapped adult. Income from all sources must not exceed the Federally established income eligibility guidelines for the county where each project is located. Call the agency for an application.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-3 PM

Areas Served

Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, and Caroline Counties.

Visiting Angels

443-746-0494

443-552-0948

To help seniors who need a helping hand.

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Service

Personal care, hygiene assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, running errands, and general companionship.

Fees

We have a variety of package options – arrange for your free in-home assessment to hear all about them.

Areas Served

Queen Anne, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties

Caroline County Department of Social Services-Adult Services Unit

410-819-4500

410-819-4578

P.O. Box 400, Denton, MD 21629

“We envision Caroline County as a diverse and inclusive community that provides a protective and healthy environment in which individuals and families are economically stable, safe from abuse and neglect, and have achieved and maintained their maximum potential for independence and well being.”

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Service

Adult Protective Services Unit investigates vulnerable adult abuse (elder and non-elder), neglect, self-neglect and exploitation. The Adult Services Unit also offers services to seniors, services to non-aged adults, Project Home licensing and case management, In-Home Aide service, and Emergency Assistance to Adults. Provides referrals to homeless individuals during business hours, but those requiring homeless assistance outside of regular business hours can contact the Sheriff’s Department at 410-479-2515.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements vary according to program.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Fees

Some fees based on income

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Adults aged 18 and older.

Denton Senior Center

410-479-2535

410-479-2535

403 South Seventh Street, Denton, MD 21629

The Senior Center provide a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events, outings, fun and games. Lunch is available daily for a small donation.

Denton Senior Center has computers with Internet access and offers Senior specific legal advice thru monthly appointments with Mid Shore Pro Bono. MAP/SHIP/SMP provides information and assistance about Medicare and Medicare Savings programs, Social Security, Housing and Utility assistance information, Senior Care, In Home Care and much more. Please call for more information.

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Eligibility

Must be aged 60 or older. To qualify for the Meals On Wheels program, you must also be home-bound and meet the requirements of the assessment scale.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 AM-3 PM

Fees

Fees apply for some trips

Areas Served

Caroline County

DORS – Division of Rehabilitation Services

410-770-4646 or 1-800-586-3824

410-819-6840

8737 Brooks Drive, Suite 106, Easton, MD 21629

Promotes the employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities.

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Service

Offers a broad spectrum of support to disabled students and adults, ranging from equipment to vocational training. Can assist with vehicle adaptations to customers based on eligibility and financial need. We also provide independent living services for vision disabled adults over 55.

Eligibility

Must have a physical or mental impairment that keeps him or her from working. The person must also need vocational rehabilitation services in order to keep employment, and must be able to benefit from services.

Hours of Operation

M-F 8AM-5PM

Fees

Sliding scale based on family income for purchase of goods. No fee for services only.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester & Talbot Counties

Ages Served

High School Students and Adults

Federalsburg Senior Center

410-754-9754

118 N. Main Street, Second Floor, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The Federalsburg Senior Center offers a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere where Senior Citizens in the community over the age of 60 can enjoy the company of friends, a continental breakfast and nutritious lunch and a variety of fun activities.

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Service

Activities include but are not limited to music appreciation, physical fitness, wellness programs, arts and crafts, educational presentations, day trips, and special events. Seniors can also learn how to access the programs and services offered by Upper Shore Aging, Inc. in Caroline County. The Senior Center enjoys the support of many volunteers. Donations of cash or other gifts are used to expand Senior Center activities and programs, and are welcomed.

Hours of Operation

9 AM-3 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Fees

No Fees: a donation is requested for lunch only (Not breakfast)

Areas Served

Southern Caroline County

Ages Served

60 and older

Area

Federalsburg