County Executive John R. Leopold Announces $50,000 Grant to Expand Access to Elderly and Disabled Services
Annapolis, MD (July 16, 2007)-The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities was awarded a $51,200 Maryland Access Point grant and will be able to expand the departments Information and Assistance Program to reach and serve more elderly, disabled persons 18 and older, and caregivers.
The Information and Assistance Program is already a well-organized outreach and referral system that provides vital information and service to the community, said County Executive John R. Leopold. I am confident that this Maryland Access Point grant will take our program to the next level.
The Maryland Access Point grant, from the Maryland Department of Aging will enhance Department of Aging and Disabilities services with a new state-of-the-art client-friendly phone system and a year-long public information campaign.
The goal of the Information and Assistance Program is to enable clients to access the widest possible range of services at a streamlined single point of entry at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities which also partners with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Health.