Aging, Health & Nutrition Services
Home-Based Community Services
Case management and services designed to avert nursing home placement of individuals desiring to remain in the community.
“Eating Together” Program: 5 sites located throughout the county provide well balanced meals to persons 60 years of age or older and their spouse regardless of age.
Home Delivered Meals
A nutritionally balanced meal is delivered to frail homebound elderly five days a week.
Social, recreational, educational opportunities, trips, legal assistance are offered to older adults at Senior Centers and Eating Together Sites.
Senior Information and Assistance
Persons 60+ are provided assistance in accessing the complex world of services and benefits.
Senior Health Insurance Program
Assistance regarding Medicare health insurance, including supplemental policies, prescription coverage, long term care insurance and how to access programs available through the State of Maryland.
Affordable Health Care
Community Action can offer direct assistance to persons wishing to enroll in the Maryland Health Exchange through its Navigator and Coordinators. Coordinators can provide information regarding the Affordable Health Act for individuals applying to any of the GCCAC programs. The Navigator can assist with enrolment and may be reached at 301 334-9431 or 888 877-8403 extension 6140.
Health and Fitness Services
Flowery Vale Health and Fitness Center provides a holistic approach to the health and fitness of adults 50 year of age and older. Yoga, Stability Ball, Water Aerobics, Core Workout, Zumba and Bootcamp classes are offered on a monthly basis.
Volunteer and Employment Opportunities
Many volunteer opportunities are available to individuals interested in assisting the elderly. The Sr. Aide Employment Program provides employment and training to individuals meeting program criteria.
In Home Services
In-home service to seniors 65+ enabling them to remain independently in their home is available through the Sr. Care Program. Assistance with Respite Care for families caring for Alzheimer’s patients or persons with related disorders is offered.
By court appointment, the AAA acts as guardian of person for disabled elderly 65 years of age or older.
Trained staff ensure that the rights of residents of long term care facilities are upheld and that they receive the quality of care they are entitled to under the law.
National Family Caregiver Support Program
Provides assistance to family members who are the caregivers to individuals 60 years and older or to grandparents and other relatives age 55 and older who have assumed care of a child 18 years of age or younger.
VA Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274
Maryland Community Services Locator - http://www.mdcsl.org
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