Maryland Community for Life


Maryland Community for LifeSM is an innovative program developed by the Maryland Department of Aging to support older adults as they age at home. The Community for LifeSM program provides grants to non-profits that commit to deliver a package of services that make it comfortable and convenient to age at home to Marylanders over the age of 60.​ The program’s services are designed to prevent the predictable challenges of aging that can require admittance into a high level of care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. 

Join Maryland Community for LifeSM today to enjoy your independence for many tomorrows to come. 

Maryland Community for LifeSM Services 

Three core services define the Community for LifeSM program: home maintenance, service navigation, and transportation. Please note actual services offered may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. ​

Home Maintenance 
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As part of Community for LifeSM home maintenance service, individuals are entitled to: 
          • An initial home safety assessment 
          • Home repair services, for example​​: 
            • Changing lightbulbs
            • Cutting down hanging tree limbs
            • Replacing smoke detectors
          • A list of vetted contractors and assistance with contract review for major repairs. 
By providing home maintenance services, the Community for LifeSM program prevents injury, prevents fraud, and protects home value.  


Service Navigation
106033335_4204123232931963_8144595972402139872_o.jpgEach Maryland Community for LifeSM program is required to hire and train a local service navigator. The training to become a service navigator is extensive and has been designed specifically for the Maryland Community for LifeSM program by the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College. Service navigators are experts on all programs and services for older adults in their area. Service navigators can provide advice on topics ranging from local events to fraud prevention. 

By providing service navigation, Community for LifeSM allows members to access hundreds of services and prevents isolation. 


Transportation
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Each Maryland CFLSM offers a fixed amount of transportation each month. These transportation services allow older adults to complete tasks such as food shopping, errands, and attend medical appointments. Additionally, transportation services provide older adults with access to community, cultural, and family events. 

By providing transportation services, Community for LifeSM prevents isolation, allows individuals to access services rather than requiring services be brought to them, and permits members to attend important doctors’ appointments and receive preventative care. 


​Maryland Community for LifeSM Eligibility ​

All Marylanders over the age of 60 are eligible for enrollment in the Maryland Community for LifeSM program. There are no health or income qualifications. 

Maryland Community for LifeSM Costs​

Individuals are required to pay a monthly membership fee in order to receive Community for LifeSM services. Membership fees vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  Each CFLSM provider has committed to providing subsidies for residents who cannot pay the full membership fee. 

Maryland Community for LifeSM Programs​

Allegany County 
Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission
125 Virginia Ave, Cumberland, MD 21502
301-783-1770

Anne Arundel County 
Partners in Care Maryland 
8151-C Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
410-544-4800

Baltimore County 
Broadmead Community Services 
13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Community Sales and Marketing: Office 443-933-8072 
Service Navigator: 443-578-8091

Baltimore City 
Keswick Community Health
700 West 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
410-662-4346

Caroline County 
Partners in Care Maryland 
8151-C Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
410-544-4800

Frederick County 
Partners in Care Maryland 
8151-C Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
410-544-4800

Talbot County
10 S. Hanson St., Suite 18, Easton, MD 21601
410-443-0760

Wicomico County
909 Progress Circle, Suite 100 Salisbury, MD 21804
410-742-0505 ext. 172

Worcester County 
4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863
410-251-0140

Washington County 
Partners in Care Maryland 
8151-C Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
410-544-4800

Our goal is to have Maryland Community for LifeSM programs statewide. New programs are coming soon. If you don't see your area listed and are interested in the program, please let us know by emailing us your Maryland zip code at CommunityForLife.MDoA@maryland.gov​​

Learn more about Maryland Community for LifeSM

CFL Presentation - PowerPoint:MDoA - Community for Life (SM) 07202020 PPT.pptxMDoA - Community for Life (SM).pptx
CFL Presentation - ​PDF:MDoA - Community for Life (SM) 07202020.pdfMDoA - Community for Life (SM).pdf

Start a Maryland Community for LifeSM Program​

Interested in starting a Maryland Community for LifeSM program in your area? Contact Grace Fielhauer, Director of the Maryland Community for LifeSM Program, by phone at (410) 767-5953 or by email at grace.fielhauer@maryland.gov