Senior Initiatives & Services

senior services

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) provides elderly and disabled adults with free comprehensive evaluations, including medical/nursing, environmental and psychosocial assessments. This evaluation is used to develop a care plan, outlining the services needed to help the individual remain at home, or in the least restricted environment possible. The AERS program accepts referrals from persons who are concerned about the welfare of an adult who is mentally, functionally or cognitively disabled. Family members, friends, neighbors, church members, or anyone in the community who has observed and or has knowledge of an adult experiencing some difficulty in their current living situation can contact AERS to make a referral at 410-396-6006.

Community Options Waiver, Community First Choice (CFC), and Medical Assistance Personal Care (MAPC) Programs are three programs that work hand-in-hand to provide community services and support to enable older adults and people with disabilities to live in the community. These programs provide assistance with activities of daily living to Medicaid recipients who have a chronic illness, medical condition or disability. Services are provided in the eligible individual's home or community residence (waiver participants may receive services in an assisted living facility). To apply, contact the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at 410-767-1739.

Eating Together in Baltimore program is a federally funded, congregate nutrition program, established under the Older Americans Act in 1972. The program’s goal is to promote health, reduce isolation and provide a nutritious meal in a congregate dining setting. Eating Together offers Baltimore City Seniors nutritious meals in a friendly and social atmosphere and opportunities to explore different areas of interest, broaden horizons, make new friends, attend education events and socialize. To learn more about the Eating Together program, visit the website or call 410-664-0700.

Family Caregiver Support Program provides assistance, education and training, respite care and supplemental services to family caregivers who care for individuals with disabilities and adults age 60 and over; as well as grandparents age 55 and older, raising grandchildren age 18 and under.  For more information, call 410-396-1337PDF icon Caregiver Grant Application_Rev_102313-1.pdf  PDF icon W9.pdf

Health Promotion & Education provides outreach, education, chronic disease self-management workshops and awareness initiatives to support healthy aging and lifestyle changes for older adults. Call 410-396-1337 for further information.

Home Delivered Meals and services for frail or disabled older adults is offered in partnership with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. Call 410-558-0827 for further information or visit the website

Housing and Homeless Intervention Services provides housing interventions for evictions, locating alternate housing, assistance with utilities, taxes and landlord issues. Homeless Intervention includes assessments, placements, referrals and resource linkage for benefits and entitlement, to homeless older adults that reside in shelters and in the community. For more information, call 410-396-4932.

Money Follows the Person (MFP) removes barriers for nursing home residents to return to the community to live with adequate services, case management and peer support. Funds are also provided for transitional needs such as utility cost and security deposits. To receive further information about the program, call 410-545-1560.

Public Guardianship Program provides life management services for persons age 65 and older who have been adjudicated disabled by the Circuit Court. The Office of Aging and CARE Services is the court appointed Guardian of Person. Call 410-545-7702 for more information.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers individuals age 55 and older volunteer opportunities with private and public agencies throughout Baltimore City. Volunteers meet critical needs and engage in high quality experiences that will enrich their lives.  To learn more about opportunities with the RSVP program, call 410-361-9400 or click any of the four links listed below to access information for the program. 

Check Volunteer Opportunities
Apply To Be A Volunteer
Enter Hours Served (current volunteers)
Send and Read Messages (current volunteers)

Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy (SLAGHS) is a community based housing program for medically and financially eligible individuals age 62 and older. This program subsidizes the care fee for low income residents, monitors the care provided to the residents and the assisted living facilities. Call 410-396-4932 for more information.

Senior Care is a community based program aimed to keep persons, 65 and older, in their homes in the community as long as possible. The program will provide supportive services; case management, personal care, homemaker/chore, adult day care, medication assistance, emergency response system and medical supplies. Income and asset criteria do apply. To get further information, call 410-396-1605.

Senior Companion Program (SCP) provides companionship to homebound seniors with physical and mental health impairments. Senior Companions are volunteers age 60 years of age and older. They receive training to enhance their service and a small stipend. Senior Companions volunteer at volunteer stations twenty to twenty-five hours weekly. To get more information, call 410-361-9405.

Check Volunteer Opportunities
Apply To Be A Volunteer
Enter Hours Served (current volunteers)
Send and Read Messages (current volunteers)

Senior Legal Services offering free legal assistance in general civil matters to residents age 60 and older. Call 410-396-1322 for further information.

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) increases awareness of health care fraud and assists in resolving fraud issues. Trained staff provide education, counseling, and advocacy regarding fraud issues. Volunteers are needed to support the activities of this program. Call 410-396-2273 for more information.

TaxiCard program provides subsidized transportation to eligible Baltimore City residents 60 years or older or individuals with disabilities. The program is funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Baltimore City Health Department Office of Aging & CARE Services. Registration is required. All individuals must meet eligibility requirements. TaxiCard can be used with participating taxicab companies to pay for an entire fare or a portion of the fare 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. To learn more about the Taxi Subsidy, visit the website or call 410-664-1123.

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