About the Maryland Department of Aging


Transform in​​​stituti​ons, systems, and norms so all older adults lead lives that are healthy, financially secure, socially connected, and purposeful.



The Maryland Department of Aging will prepare for the growing population of older adults by developing innovative approaches to aging, advancing multisector collaborations, and pr​​oviding equitable access to resources.

Key Goals​​

  • ​​GOAL 1: Modernize Maryland’s aging infrastructure through improved cross-sector collaboration among government, public, nonprofit, and private organizations serving older adults.
  • GOAL 2: Evaluate current programs for effectiveness and develop updated policies and legislatio​n.
  • GOAL 3: Improve pathways to employment, planning, saving, and services for Maryland residents.
  • GOAL 4: Protect the rights of older adults to choose how they age without risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • GOAL 5: Reframe the aging narrative and build awareness around the economic and social contributions of older adults.

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