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 Maryland Community for Life

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Maryland Community for LifeSM Overview:

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 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. 

Please take a few moments to watch the video below, it could change your life:​
 

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
Image of a service navigatorEach 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 Community for LifeSM 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 Program​​ Providers:​

If you are interested in membership, please contact a program provider below. If you would like additional information, please cli​ck here.  If you do not see your area listed, please submit your zip code.​

Allegany County

 

​Allegany County 

Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission

125 Virginia Ave, Cumberland, MD 21502

Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission​

301-783-1770​

​Anne Arundel County

 

​Anne Arundel County 

Partners in Care Maryland 

8151-C Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122

https://partnersincare.org/partners-in-care-silver​

410-544-4800 *ext. 21113

​Baltimore City

 

​Baltimore City 

Keswick Community Health

700 West 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

https://choosekeswick.org/community-for-life/

410-662-4363 or 410-593-3292​

​Baltimore County

 

​Baltimore County 

Broadmead Community Services 

13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Website: http://www.broadmeadcommunityservices.org/​

Community Sales and Marketing: Office 443-933-8072 

Service Navigator: 443-578-8091​

​Caroline County

 

​Caroline County 

Partners in Care Maryland 

8694 Commerce Dr. #1, Easton, MD 21601

https://partnersincare.org/partners-in-care-silver​

410-822-1803 *ext.28204​

​Frederick County

 

​Frederick County 

Partners in Care Maryland 

5 Willowdale Drive, B1-4 Frederick, MD 21702

https://partnersincare.org/partners-in-care-silver​

410-544-4800 *ext.27311​

Montgomery County

 
Montgomery County

Partners in Care Maryland 

22 Mulberry St. Suite 120, Hagerstown, MD 21740

https://partnersincare.org/partners-in-care-silver​

410-544-4800 *ext.27311​​


​Talbot County

 

​Talbot County

Partners in Care Maryland 

8694 Commerce Dr. #1, Easton, MD 21601

https://partnersincare.org/partners-in-care-silver​

410-822-1803 *ext.28204​


​Washington County

 

​Washington County 

Partners in Care Maryland 

22 Mulberry St. Suite 120, Hagerstown, MD 21740

https://partnersincare.org/partners-in-care-silver​

410-544-4800 *ext.27311​

​Wicomico County

 

​Wicomico County

909 Progress Circle, Suite 100 Salisbury, MD 21804

http://www.mdlivingwell.org/​​

410-742-0505 ext. 172


​Worcester County

 

​Worcester County 

4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863

Worcester County Commission on Aging​

410-251-0140​

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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 clicking the button below or emailing us your Maryland zip code at CommunityForLife.MDoA@maryland.gov​​.
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Learn more about Maryland Community for LifeSM

Presentations: 

Click here for all our CFL videos:
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Start a Maryland Community for LifeSM Program​

Interested in starting a Maryland Community for LifeSM program in your area?  The state provides grants to non-profits willing to provide CFLSM services. ​ Please review our program requirements here: Program Requirements.pdf. For more information, email at CommunityForLife.MDoA@maryland.gov​.​​


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