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Older Adults & Chronic Disease

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The Department of Aging and Disabilities hosts a series of daily updates, activities and virtual socialization in order to help older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers stay safe, connected informed during the COVID-19 crisis.

Department of Aging and Disabilities

The Department of Aging and Disabilities can assist families with services and resources for older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers through our local Maryland Access Point (MAP.) MAP can be accessed by calling (410) 222-4257 (TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 711) or emailing [email protected]aacounty.org to connect with the following resources:

  • Nutrition/Grocery Assistance
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Utility Assistance
  • Respite Care and other assistance for Family Caregivers 
  • Assistance for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Durable and Disposable Medical/Personal Care Equipment
  • Medication Assistance
  • Telephone Reassurance (Daily Well-Being Phone Calls)
  • Transportation

More information available on our website https://www.aacounty.org/aging

Senior Nutrition Lunch Service

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will reinstate the Senior Nutrition lunch service beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  Clients of the Senior Nutrition Program typically enjoy a hot lunch at the senior activity centers Monday through Friday. Since the centers closed on Thursday, March 12, 2020, the department has ensured that all clients that needed a meal received one. The Department has expanded the program to meet the needs of any adult age 60+ in the community who wishes to participate but meals must be reserved in advance by calling 410-222-0256.  

Each pre-registered client will receive 1 box a week which contains 7 meals.  The boxes are distributed to pre-registered clients at the following senior activity centers each Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m:

  • Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis, MD  21401
  • Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold, MD 21012
  • Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD  21225
  • O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD  21113
  • Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD  21122
  • Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, MD  21061
  • South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD  21037

Clients are asked to stay in their vehicles and staff will safely transfer the box of meals into their vehicle consistent with COVID-19 guidelines.  For clients who are unable to pick up their meals, or for anyone interested in registering for the program, contact (410) 222-0256. Program participants must be 60 years of age or older and you must show your government-issued ID.  Meals must be reserved in advance.

For accommodations, please contact us at (410) 222-0256.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay. Alternative formats are available upon request.

To Apply For SNAP or Cash Assistance Benefits

If you need to apply for SNAP or cash assistance benefits, we encourage you to visit our portal online if you are able. https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/dashboardClient/#/home
 
For those who do not have internet access, you will have the option to drop all your proper verification into a drop box at our Glen Burnie Office located at 7500 Ritchie Highway, you will be contacted and interviewed via telephone, please remember to note the best working number and time to reach you.  You may also leave a message on our customer service line  (410) 269- 4539 and a worker will return your call within 24hrs. 

Emergency Services

If you need assistance with the following:
  • Eviction, Foreclosure Prevention
  • First (1st) Month’s Rent
  • Utilities
  • Burials
    Relocation
  • Prescriptions

Please call (410) 421-8410 or email [email protected] with detailed information as to your needs. 

A Social Worker from Emergency Services will call you to complete a phone interview.

Shelter Screenings

For all Shelter Screenings, please call Shelter Screening Assistance at (410) 417- 7260

Anne Arundel County Department of Health

COVID-19 Guidance for Assisted Living Facilities and for Long-Term Care Facilities

COVID-19 Guidance for Assisted Living Facilities

COVID-19 Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

Maryland Department of Aging

Information specific for older adults about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • FAQs
  • Videos
  • Resources

Visit the Maryland Department of Aging for more information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day. Older adults are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Visit the CDC website for more information

Grocery Stores - Special Hours

Store Name Special Hours / Accommodations

Angel's Grocery

(410)255-6800

Clients can call to coordinate with local volunteers for potential delivery

BJ's Wholesale Club

(410)544-6703

Special Hours for 60+ years

Daily 8 AM - 9 AM

Designated Entrance

Costco

(410)590-8603

Special Hours for 60+ years or Physically Disabled

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 AM  - 9 AM

Deliveries available on costco.com

Dollar General

(443)410-4898

Loosely Enforced Special Hours for Seniors

Daily 8 AM - 9 AM

Giant

(410)266-9316

Special Hours for 60+ years and individuals with compromised immune systems

Daily 6 AM - 7 AM

Deliveries available using peapod.com

Harris Teeter

(410)544-5450

Special Hours for 60+ years

Monday & Thursday 6 AM - 7 AM 

Starting 3/30 Special Hours will extend to 8 AM

ExpressLane Online Shopping pickup times (9 AM - 2 PM) designated for seniors only every Thursday & fee waived.  Delivery also available for reduced price for Seniors.  

Safeway

(410)224-8890

Seniors, expected mothers, and individuals with compromised immune systems

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 AM - 9 AM

Shoppers

Instacart Delivery available.  Look for Shoppers on the app

Target

(443)837-3540

Special Hours 65+ years, pregnant, and individuals with compromised immune systems

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 AM - 9 AM

Parking lot pick up available after selecting certain items online

Trader Joe's 

(410)573-0505

Special Hours for Seniors

Daily 9 AM - 10 AM

Special line for seniors to fast track between 9 AM and 10 AM

Walmart

(410)863-1280

Special Hours 60+ years

Tuesdays 6 AM - 7 AM (3/24 - 4/28)

Online shopping and deliveries available

Whole Foods Market

(410)573-1800

Special Hours 60+ years

Daily 7 AM - 8 AM

Deliveries through Amazon Prime

VA Maryland Health Care System Update

Situation Update - VA Maryland Health Care System

To All VA Maryland Health Care System Veteran Patients & Visitors:

As the situation evolves, we want you to keep you informed on the latest safeguards that we have put in place to protect you and others from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to maintain a safe and healthy environment. Listed below are the latest updates:

  • Mail-Order Prescriptions Only: Pharmacy is switching to all mail-order prescriptions in order to limit exposure to COVID-19. The Outpatient Pharmacies at the Baltimore and Perry Point VA Medical Centers (VAMC) will ONLY honor emergent prescription needs for in-person pick up. Emergent prescriptions include post-surgical, emergency department and discharge medication needs. All other medications and supplies will be mailed. Please allow 7 to 10 days for prescription delivery. Veterans have the following three options to refill their prescriptions:
    • By calling the Prescription Refill Line at 410-605-7395. After hearing the greeting, enter your full nine-digit Social Security number followed by the “#” sign. Next, press option “2” for Pharmacy Information, and then press option “1” to order prescription refills.
    • By completing and signing the refill request slip you received with your prescription and using the mailing label that was included to send it in to one of our two pharmacies.
    • By submitting a refill request through My HealtheVet at www.myhealth.va.gov.
    • If you have no remaining refills, contact your treatment team by phone or by using the Secure Messaging option on My HealtheVet. You can also call the Telephone Care Line at 800-865-2441 and select the option for “Prescription Refills.”
  • COVID-19 Testing: The VA Maryland Health Care System is currently only offering COVID-19 testing for hospitalized patients who meet specified criteria. COVID-19 testing is not currently offered for outpatients or walk-in patients.
  • Cancelation of Elective Surgeries & Procedures: Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, we are cancelling all elective surgeries and procedures, except for emergencies and care that needs immediate attention.
  • Outpatient Appointments: All routine outpatient clinic visits will be converted to a telephone or video visit or rescheduled as appropriate, except for oncology, radiation oncology and other specialty care clinic visits that cannot be rescheduled.
  • Perry Point Entrance Closure: The main entrance to Perry Point VAMC is temporarily closed. All patients, visitors and employees must use the truck entrance, where they will be screened using Coronavirus-related questions. Follow the orange detour signs to find the truck entrance.
  • Calling Before Coming to VA: If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call the Telephone Care Line at 800-865-2441, and press 1 before coming to a VA facility.

For a full listing of all COVID-19-related updates and guidance from the VA Maryland Health Care System, please visit www.maryland.va.gov/COVID-19.asp.

You can also receive COVID-19-updates by calling our VA Maryland Health Care System COVID-19 Information Line at 410-605-7384. (This is a recording only and does not accept voicemails.)

For the latest guidance from VA about the Coronavirus, visit www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.

Thank you for your patience and for helping us to keep all Veteran patients, staff, volunteers and visitors safe.

Sincerely,
VA Maryland Health Care System

Social Security Administration

 

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More: 

https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2020/#3-2020-4