The Baltimore County Department of Aging is offering “virtual senior center” programming to ensure important resources and connections are provided for the County’s older adults.
The Department of Aging’s Division of Senior Centers and Community Services has been working to provide many ways for all to stay engaged. Each of the 20 Baltimore County senior centers now maintain individual Facebook pages, online classes are being offered over Zoom, meal service options are increasing, and staff is continuing to work remotely while still offering one-on-one contact with residents.
From the press release:
“Our senior centers fill an important role in the lives of so many of Baltimore County’s older adults. During this unprecedented time, we’re doing more than ever before to expand our reach, innovate, and provide seniors with access to the critical supports they need,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We know that many older adults experience feelings of social isolation, and I want to applaud our Department of Aging for all their work to provide personal contact, online programming, and other essential resources in this uncertain period.”
See the full press release.