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The Maryland Department of Aging is pleased to congratulate ten non-profit and local government organizations that have been awarded grants to promote resilience, social inclusion, independence, and overall community well-being for older Marylanders. Nearly $283,000 has been granted under Maryland Human Services Code § 10-1101 and 10-1102 (FY2024).

"To win the decade, Maryland needs to be the best place to live and build a healthy life. That commitment extends from our youngest Marylanders to our oldest," said Gov. Wes Moore. "Our administration will continue to partner with non-profit and local government organizations to provide the best possible supports to older Marylanders and ensure we leave no one behind.”

​Read the full press release at https://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/PressRoom.aspx​.​

MDOA FY24 Healthy Aging ​& Supportive Communities Grant Awardees, Service Provision:

Banner Community - Baltimore City - $17,052

Objective: Incorporate intergenerational programs fostering connections between older adults and
Impact: Bridges the generational gap, promotes mutual understanding, and creates a supportive
environment for shared learning and personal growth.

Bethesda Metro Village - Montgomery County - $4,845

Objective: Increase outreach to neighbors through targeted mailing and advertising.
Impact: Aims to boost the number of older adults participating and increase volunteer involvement.

City of Hyattsville - Prince George's County - $30,000

Objective: Community-driven initiatives addressing identified needs.
Impact: Focus on enhancing residents’ resiliency, social inclusion, independence, digital literacy, health,
wellness, and food security.

​Link Generations - Howard County - $18,395

Objective: Establish a Link Generations program in Howard County.
Impact: Piloting at Arbor Terrace Fulton with student volunteers from Reservoir High School.

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital - Baltimore City - $30,125

Objective: Implementation of an evidence-based Peer Recovery Coach.
Impact: Aids residents with connections to substance use disorder resources, addressing the
community’s overdose rate.

Montgomery County Village Consortium - Montgomery County - $25,000

Objective: Expand the village concept in low-income and underserved communities.
Impact: Introduce the “Hub and Spoke” model, spreading staffing costs and supporting the development
of new Villages.

Neighborhood Companions - Baltimore County - $25,000

Objective: Provide reliable transportation services and companionship to Turner Station residents over
Impact: Aims to reduce isolation and increase social engagement among older adults.

Prevention Of Blindness Washington DC - District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County - $22,500

Objective: Aging Eye Support Services Program empowering older Marylanders with vision challenges.
Impact: Offers continuing health education, improved connections, assistive technology training, and
various support services.

MDOA FY24 Healthy Aging & Supportive Communities Grant Awaredees, Technical Assistance Provision:

The MD Umbrella Group - Prince George's County - $20,200

Objective: Recruiting and training villages in Prince George's County for healthy aging initiatives.
Impact: Focused on communities in Prince George’s County, targeting specific areas such as Gateway
Arts District, Port Towns, Fairmont Heights, Seat Pleasant, and Riverdale Park.​

MANO- Maryland Association of Non-Profits Organizations Inc. - Baltimore City - $89,425

Objective: Organizational Technical Assistance (TA) for villages outreach and recruitment.
Impact: Utilizes Maryland Nonprofits' extensive network to conduct targeted outreach and recruitment
for eligible nonprofits.

​​MDOA Contact

Chelsea Wheeler
Program Manager, Supportive Communities
Phone: (410) 767-5193

"A longevity-ready and aging-friendly Maryland requires collaboration with a variety of community partners who offer services and supports to older adults that promote the ability to age where they live. These grant opportunities are helping us build bridges and mobilize action to creatively address some of the state's biggest challenges as our older population continues to grow."

~Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Carmel Roques

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