Age-Friendly Howard County

People of all ages are needed to help implement the Age-Friendly Action Plan.
Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that will make a difference in your community today and for years to come? Are you retired, working, or in school? Your skills, energy, and passion are needed to make the action steps a reality.
To get involved in bringing the action plan to life, contact

Digital Inclusion & Senior Planet

The Howard County Office on Aging and Independence (OAI) is paving the way for a more digitally-inclusive Howard County.

Have questions or need assistance? Please contact OAI’s Digital Inclusion Specialist, Malarie Burgess at 410- 313-6542 (voice/relay) or

Howard County Community College

Main Campus
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

443-518-1000 Welcome Center
TTY users call via MD Relay 7-1-1
Additional Locations.

Howard County, MD 50+ Centers

Explore 50+ Centers

Howard County has six 50+ Centers spread across different parts of the County (see list below). The types of programming offered at the 50+ Centers includes:

  • Exercise and fitness classes
  • Educational opportunities
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Congregate meals (lunch)
  • Connections Social Day Program (where adults who need guidance and supervision can stay active, have fun, and remain connected to the community)

Read the 50+ Connection Newsletter

Register for Classes

Publications & Reports
The Office on Aging & Independence produces many informative materials available to the public. Click on the link above to find additional information about their principal publications and related reports.

The Department of Community Resources & Services (DCRS)
The DCRS provides vital human services through its nine offices and 10 boards and commissions.

Contact Us

Community Resources and Services

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

410-313-6400  View more

The Office on Aging and Independence (OAI)
The Office on Aging & Independence promotes the full inclusion of persons with disabilities, addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse cultural community, and supports the desires of our residents to remain independent as they grow older. Our commitment to a No Wrong Door approach makes it easier for older adults, caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families to find the services they need.

Contact Us

Office on Aging & Independence

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

410-313-1234 View more

The HoCo Community Chat – Podcast
Howard County (MD) Department of Community Resources & Services
HoCo Community Chat provides Howard County (MD) residents with fresh and timely content about how to live their best lives in Howard County.

Hosted by Jackie Scott, Director, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS), HoCo Community Chat is a new and entertaining way for DCRS to communicate with residents and present them with great conversations on how to grow and thrive and live with dignity in Howard County.
What do you want to hear about? Write us at us at,and follow us @hococommunity on Facebook, Instagram, X, Youtube, and Nextdoor.

Howard County Workforce Development

Offering resources and employment services to help business and job seeker customer in Howard County, MD.

Connecting Business and Talent in All Professions

Whether you are looking for an entry level position or an advancement in your career, your employment success is the goal. The Howard County Office of Workforce Development serves a diverse range of individuals, providing valuable services and support to enhance their employment prospects and career development.

Contact Us

Workforce Development

7161 Columbia Gateway Drive
Ste. D
Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-1060 View more


MAP (Maryland Access Point Howard County)



Phone: MAP line: 410-313-1234,

Address: Maryland Access Point (MAP) Howard County

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

9830 Patuxent Woods Dr.

Columbia, MD 21046