The Health Department offers a variety of services to improve the lives of seniors in Baltimore, including health evaluation, personal care, medical transports, and job and volunteer placement.
The Baltimore City Health Department’s Office of Aging and Care Services oversees 10 Senior Centers in Baltimore City.
Announcements and Newsletters
Low Income Senior Water Discount Program
The Low Income Senior Citizens Water Discount Program reduces water bills by 35% for eligible applicants. To receive a water bill discount, customers must: be residents of Baltimore City, be responsible for paying the water bill, be age 65 or older, have a gross household income of $25,000 or less.
Applications and more details are available by calling 410-396-5398.
Customers can also receive a copy of the application by visiting www.cleanwaterbaltimore.org. Click on the "Customer Care" tab and select "Senior Discount Application" from the drop down menu.
January 24, 2014
Community Resources 2014 – Guiding Your Path to Resources in the Region is a Baltimore City/Baltimore County Regional Resource Directory. This publication is a comprehensive listing of agencies and organizations to educate consumers about resources and benefits they may be eligible for and other important service options. The listing includes public, private and non-profit organizations, and health and social programs that serve older adults, baby boomers, families, caregivers, persons with disabilities and professionals. Special added features in the directory include hotlines, websites and financial eligibility guidelines. You can obtain a copy at your nearest Senior Center, download the PDF document here or contact Baltimore City Maryland Access Point at 410-396-2273.
October 31, 2013
A Day of Learning to Help Others: Religious leaders across Baltimore are encouraged to attend the free “A Day of Learning to Help Others” conference about hospice, end-of-life decisions and the Affordable Care Act, on November 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Morgan State University. By attending this conference, religious leaders will learn valuable information on the availability of hospice benefits in Baltimore and details of the Affordable Care Act. Registration is available at http://www.dayoflearning.eventbrite.com or by contacting G.I Johnson for additional information at (443) 680-5851. “A Day of Learning to Help Others” is presented by the Baltimore City Health Department, Morgan State University – School of Social Work, AARP, and the Commission on Aging. See this news release for additional information.
Waxter Wisdom for Seniors
During the months of November and December the Baltimore City Health Department Office of Aging and Care Services (OACS) announces two Waxter Wisdom programs for seniors. "Advocating for Older Adults" is the topic for November's session and "Medication Therapy Management" is the topic for December. Both free programs will take place at the Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral Street. For more information, call 410-396-4932. View flyers: Advocating for Older Adults Click Here or Medication Therapy Managment Click Here
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
The Baltimore City Office of Aging and CARE Services’ State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is offering one-on-one Part D counseling and assistance during the 2013 Medicare Part D Open Enrollment through December 7. Any changes in Part D coverage will become effective January 1, 2014. Call the SHIP office at 410-396-2273 to schedule an appointment. The SHIP staff will assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families to evaluate their current plans and review changes in coverage and costs. Counselors will also compare available plans to help beneficiaries select the most economical plan that covers their needs and recommend benefit programs that may reduce health costs. More information click here and here.
2013 Flu Clinics for Seniors
The Baltimore City Health Department along with Maxim Health Services will be hosting flu clinics at the following public locations. All clinics will be offered during the hours of 9am to 3pm on the scheduled dates – see PDF for more information. Click Here
• Hatton Senior Center, 2825 Fait Street, 21224
November 12, 2013
• John Booth Senior Center, 2601A E. Baltimore, Street, 21224
November 20, 2013
• Oliver Senior Center, 1700 N. Gay Street, 21213
November 12 and 19, 2013
• Sandtown/Winchester Senior Center, 1601 Baker Street, 21217
November 19, 2013
• Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral Street, 21201
November 14, 18 and 21, 2013
• Zeta Senior Center, 4501 Reisterstown Road, 21215
November 13 and 20, 2013
Please contact the sites directly for directions, eligibility, and participating insurance carriers.
October 2013 Reident's Rights Month
October is Residents’ Rights Month which is the month designated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term care to honor long term care facility residents. This year’s theme is “Speak Out Against Elder Abuse!”
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is distributing the newsletter to nursing home and assisted living facility residents. The program will also engage in various activities within the facilities to teach residents about the many special rights and protections they have under both Maryland and federal law.
The Advocate newsletter
September 22 is the 6th National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. Read all about Baltimore’s Fall Prevention efforts and other issues of importance to seniors in the September 2013 issue of The Advocate newsletter
August 23, 2013
A Day of Learning to Help Others: Religious leaders across Baltimore are encouraged to attend the free “A Day of Learning to Help Others” conference about hospice, end-of-life decisions and the Affordable Care Act, on November 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Morgan State University. By attending this conference, religious leaders will learn valuable information on the availability of hospice benefits in Baltimore and details of the Affordable Care Act. Registration is available at http://www.dayoflearning.eventbrite.com or by contacting G.I Johnson for additional information at (410) 396-5640. “A Day of Learning to Help Others” is presented by the Baltimore City Health Department, Morgan State University – School of Social Work, AARP, and the Commission on Aging. See the attached flyer for additional information.
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. For additional information please see the first addition of The Advocate Newsletter from the Office of Aging and Care Services. The Advocate Volume 1, Issue 1 June 2013
NEW Community Resource Guide for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in Baltimore City and County - For the first time, the Departments of Aging for Baltimore City and Baltimore County have combined efforts to provide one free directory of health and wellness resources for older adults, caregivers and the disabled throughout the region. Seventy-five thousand
complimentary copies of Community Resources will be circulated throughout Baltimore in 2013 as part of our shared commitment to promote a better quality of life by reducing health risks and improving the health status of our seniors, disabled citizens and their caregivers.
Baltimore City Health Department Community Resource Guide by Baltimore City Health Department
Services for Seniors