Office on Aging
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-313-5980.
•Maryland Access Point (MAP) — Part of the Howard County Office on Aging, is an information and assistance gateway for older adults, people with disabilities, family members, caregivers and professionals. Information on respite and home care, long-term care, in-home evaluation, aging in place and home modifications, retirement and planning for the future, Medicare and health insurance, chronic-disease management, housing, transportation, income management, and legal services. Appointments are conducted at the Columbia office, senior centers or in your home, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact MAP at the number above, email@example.com or http://www.howardcountyaging.org.
•Luncheon at Stanford Grill. Thur., March 21, 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the SPRING Peer Outreach Program of Howard County Office on Aging. $22.50 per person; seating is limited. Stanford Grill, 8900 Standford Blvd., Columbia. Elaine Widom, 410-313-7283 to register by March 15.
Social GroupFor Singles 50+
Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Complimentary coffee and snack. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•Cherry Blossoms and Odyssey Cruise. March 25, 9:30 a.m. Cruise down the Potomac River, in Washington, D.C. Ages 55 and older. $90.
•Cherry Blossoms and D.C. Memorials. March 27, 9 a.m. Annual trip to Washington. Ages 55 and older. $49.
•D.C. Ducks. March 27, 9 a.m. Board an authentic, fully restored 1942 World War II vehicle, and enjoy a narrated one-and-a-half-hour tour. Ages 6 and older. $89.
Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument to perform for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Income Tax Preparation and Assistance
Evening and weekend appointments available. No age limitation. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $5,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service.
•Bain Center - 410-313-7387. Monday and Tuesday afternoons; Wednesday through Saturday mornings; and Thursday evenings.
•East Columbia Senior Center - 410-313-7680. Selected Wednesdays.
•Elkridge Senior Center – 410-313-5192. Selected Wednesdays.
•Ellicott City Senior Center – 410-313-1400. Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings; and Tuesday evenings.
•Glenwood Community Center – 410-313-5440. Thursdays.
•North Laurel Community Center – 410-313-0380. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.