The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities operates a number
of programs and facilities for senior citizens in the area. These include
educational programs, recreation, health screenings, meals, and more. For active
seniors in West County, the O’Malley Senior Center on Odenton Road is your
source of programming. For a current schedule of activities, classes, and
trips, call the center at 410-222-6227 or visit
Senior Center Activities
Senior Volunteer Programs
The Department of Aging and Disabilities sponsors a number of programs for active
senior adults who wish to volunteer their time.
This program is for adults ages 60+ who are able to commit to 15-20 hours per week
to work with children. Participants receive a tax free stipend and lunch at
the work site.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Matches senior volunteers with meaningful volunteer work.
Senior Care and Transportation Programs
If you or a loved one is in need of more critical care, the Department offers a
number of additional services geared toward mentally and physically disabled seniors.
If you are unclear which services you are eligible for, call the Department’s main
number at 1-800-492-2499.
Adult Public Guardianship
Helps families locate a guardian to look after personal needs, general welfare,
and medical decisions.
Community Care Partnership
Works with clients who are at risk of entering a nursing home who wish to remain
in their own home for as long as possible.
Friendly Visitor Program
For those who are homebound, this program provides them with a weekly friend visit
by a volunteer who lives in the same geographic area.
If you are tired of eating alone or simply want to get out of the house more often,
there are 20 sites throughout the county where you can meet and eat.
Home Delivered Meals
Homebound seniors who are unable to shop or cook can have two meals delivered each
weekday by a volunteer. Special diets can be accommodated.
Medicaid Waiver Program
The waiver allows Medicaid funds to be used to purchase services to keep you in
your home or an assisted living facility.
Medical Assistance Personal Care Program
This program helps with bathing, meal preparation and chores for those who are frail
or disabled, but still remain at home.
Provides assistance in choosing a long term care facility, or help with concerns
once you are in such a facility.
Respite Care Referrals
When relief is needed for the primary care giver.
Senior Housing Information
Information on assisted living, nursing homes, and other housing options for seniors.
Telephone Reassurance Program
For seniors who live alone who would like someone to call each day to make sure
they are doing well.
Schedule rides to senior centers or in county medical or shopping trips.
Other Senior Programs
In addition to the programs listed above, the department offers two additional programs
that are open to everyone:
Free legal assistance, advice and representation on civil matters for residents
ages 60 and older.
National Family Caregiver Support Program
Support and information for those who are caring for an older relative or spouse.
Senior Medicare Patrol
Helps reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid system.
Assisted Living and Adult Day Care Programs
There are also a number of assisted living and adult day care facilities
in West County. Below is a representative list of what is currently offered
in our area:
Evergreen Assisted Living
Fairfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Friendship Station Catholic Charities