MDoA in the News

New Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Sworn in by Governor Moore

Maryland Department of Ag​ing Seeks Congregate Housing Providers​ ​​

World Elder Abuse Awa​reness Day June 15, 2022 Proclamation Maryland   

Older Marylan​ders Month May 2022 Governor's Proclamation

Goodwin House In​c. and Maryland Department of Aging Partner to Launch Innovative Brain Health Program for Older Adults in Maryland

50th Anniversary Senior Nutrition Program 2022 Proclamation

PHOTO RELEASE: Secret​aries from Maryland Departments of Health, Aging, and Planning visit new Durable Medical Equipment Program headquarters in Cheltenham, Maryland

Maryland Residents Eligible for Free Medical Equipment​

National Long Term Care Residents' Rights Month Proclamation October 2021

Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2022 Governor's Proclamation

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2021 Proclamation Maryland

State Employee Recognition Day Proclamation May 5 2021

Older Marylanders Month May 2021 Proclamation

Maryland Departments of H​ealth and Aging collaborate on vaccine outreach for vulnerable populations

Enhanced Access to Aging and Disability Information – Maryland Access Point and 211 Maryland​​

National Long Term Care Residents' Rights Month Proclamation 2020

Maryland Department of Aging Launches Community for LifeSM Program in Four New Jurisdictions

Maryland Department of Aging Launches Caregiver Services Corps to Support Seniors in their Homes During COVID-19​

Governor Hogan Announces Caregiver Services Corps To Help Maryland’s Seniors​​

Released Video Messages from Secretary Rona E. Kramer as it relates to COVID-19 and older adults​

FAQs for Older Adults as it relates to COVID-19​

Introducing Senior Call Check Program as a Free Service to MD Residents 65+ 1-28-2020​​

Howard Loan Closet, which provides medical equipment to residents, reopens in new Columbia location​ 1-9-2020​

WTOP shares: Maryland debuts new program offering routine calls to check on older residents​ 12-31-2019 

Elderly Isolation Information Segment on MPT's Direct Connection 7-16-2018 

Secretary Kramer Announces Mid-Shore Town Hall Meeting 7-5-2018  

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018

Innovations in Aging Town Hall Meeting 2-12-2018

Communities for Life - Request for Proposals

Grant Announcement - Community for Life Program: Helping Maryland Seniors Stay in Their Homes Healthy and Fulfilled

A SAFE Bet - Elder abuse program at CHANA comes into its own

The Baltimore Sun – Steadfast Advocate: An interview with Secretary Kramer

Food Program for Older Marylanders to be Launched, Baltimore Sun



  • Dating and the Single Senior - aired February 8, 2016
    In this first episode of Prime Time Living, our new co-production with the Maryland Department of Aging, we are exploring dating options, importance and advice for single seniors.
    Guest: Meredith Ritchie, the IMAGE Center
  • Home Modifications and Safety - aired February 18, 2016
    According to the CDC, every 13 seconds an older U.S. adult goes to the ER for fall- related injuries. Jim Resnick, Program Manager for Senior Outreach and Education for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, addresses the cost of home modifications and safety steps that people can take to prevent falls at home.
    Guest: Jim Resnick, Program Manager for Senior Outreach & Education, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Savor the Flavor of Eating Right – aired March 7, 2016
    Making healthy food choices when visiting grocery store meal buffets can be challenging. We discuss the dos and don'ts and how to reach your optimal heath.
    Guest: Erin Peisach, Nutrition by Erin
  • Move Toward Better Health– aired March 21, 2016
    How often and how long should the older adult exercise? We discuss fitness, wellness and motivational tips for seniors.
    Guest: Deborah Shanks, Physical Fitness Coordinator, Charles County Senior Centers
  • Emergency Preparedness – aired June 2, 2016
    What older adults and people with disabilities need to know before an emergency.
    Guest: Cecilia Warren, Director, Emergency Preparedness Policy, Dept. of Disabilities
  • Stroke - aired June 13, 2016
    The signs of stroke, how can it be prevented and a look at the Stroke Rehabilitation Program that helps stroke patients recover and maximize their potential.
    Guest: Dr. Peter Gorman, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute
  • Older Drivers Safety – aired July 7, 2016
    An educational program called CarFit is helping older adults keep their driving skills sharp while on the road. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.
  • Mental Health & You – aired August 1, 2016
    A discussion on mental health issues that can arise later in life due to unforeseen changes and stress, and how to best address them.
    Guest: Kim Burton, Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Managing the Medicare Maze – aired November 14, 2016
    Annual open enrollment is underway, but it can be really confusing. Bernice Hutchinson of the Maryland Department of Aging will address the facts and discuss the options.
    Guest: Melissa Moreno, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services​


For media inquiries, contact: 

Alexandra Baldi

Maryland Department of Aging

301 West Preston Street, Suite 1007

Baltimore, MD 21201



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