NASUAD’s 50th Anniversary Celebration


 NASUAD Celebrates 50 Years! Don’t miss the Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30-11:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.
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Welcome from the Secretary!

Secretary Lawlah My staff and I are here to serve our most important citizens; you! I hope you will find this web site an informative and helpful tool that will assist you and your family with the various services and programs available through our agency. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns.                             

Gloria G. Lawlah
Secretary of Aging

Alzheimer’s Walk

Alzheimer’s Walk Logo   Register now for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! There are 9 separate walks taking place across Maryland. Find the one closest to you and get some friends to walk too. Read More

Maryland Access Point (MAP)

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 Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a statewide  resource for information and assistance about  long-term services and supports, particularly for  older adults and individuals with disabilities. If  you or someone you know need community services to avoid a nursing home stay or need help with shopping, chores or personal assistance because of a disability, MAP is a gateway, guide and a single entry point to service providers in your local area.
For more information, access MAP’s wide resource of information and its user friendly website by clicking on this link or calling (410) 767-1100 for the nearest MAP site in your community.

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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is conducting the IDEAL Study as a special project within the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to learn more about healthy aging. Participants in IDEAL are 80 and older, are in excellent health and are mentally sharp. This research will help scientists observe the aging process and identify the secrets of aging well. Learn more about IDEAL and its parent study - the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging - by clicking on the link below.

O'Malley-Brown Administration Highlights of the 2014 Legislative Session

MD State House dome A recap of accomplishments achieved this year in Annapolis.


  • How can I find out what senior services are available in other states?

  • I don't understand my Medicare benefits. Is there someone I can call who could explain how this insurance coverage works?

  • My loved one is a resident of a nursing home and I have begun to notice several signs of neglect. How can I investigate this without alienating the nursing home staff?

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