Guide to Howard County 2021: Resources for seniors
Feb 19, 2021 at 6:30 AM
In the early years after Columbia was created in 1967, it sometimes was described as “the city without grandparents.” Now, the pioneers who first raised families here are eligible for Medicare. By 2016, people 65 and older made up more than 13% of Howard County’s population.
From housing to health care to clubs, the county offers a wealth of programs and services for seniors.
Housing options include townhouses, single-family homes, condominiums and active adult communities — designated for residents ages 55 and older — featuring a variety of design elements and maintenance options.
In addition to the sampling below, the county has a number of assisted-living facilities and retirement and life-care communities. Call 410-402-8217 for more information.
Heartlands Senior Living Village at Ellicott City: 443-252-3725
Selborne House of Dorsey Hall, Ellicott City: 410-992-4909
Tiber Hudson, Ellicott City: 410-656-6253
Vantage House Retirement Community, Columbia: 410-964-5454
Waverly Gardens, Woodstock: 443-274-6825
The county operates 12 senior centers, including five therapeutic sites for seniors with physical disabilities and early-stage memory loss, plus their caregivers. For details, visit howardcountymd.gov/50pluscenters.