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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] 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

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.


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 at: 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.


Shelter Screenings

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


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

Fresh Food Fridays

The Department of Aging & Disabilities and the Anne Arundel County Foodbank are providing fresh produce boxes on Fridays to anyone 60+ years old and anyone 18+ years old with a disability.

For more information visit our Department of Aging & Disabilities website.


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. Please contact your local senior center for pickup time.

  • 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.


Grocery Stores - Special Hours

Store Name / Contact Info 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

Anne Arundel County Department of Health

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

For the latest guidance visit https://aahealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/


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

To All VA Maryland Health Care System Veteran Patients & Visitors: For the current operating status and the latest updates from the VA Maryland Health Care System please click here.