Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention for Older Adults and Caregivers

The Maryland Department of Aging supports health promotion throughout the state through funding and monitoring of a variety of health promotion and disease prevention services including evidence-based Health Promotion workshops and programs, screenings, physical activity, health education, medication management, and other services.


 Information for Older Adults and Caregivers


Looking to Improve or Maintain Your Health?


Health promotion programming is offered through Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and associated senior centers throughout Maryland.

Contact your local AAA, Maryland Access Point (MAP) office or Community Senior ​Center​​ to learn more and access services to improve or maintain your health and manage chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis.​ 

Access Proven Programs


The Maryland Department of AgingArea Age​ncies on Aging​, and the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence offer a number of evidence-based programs throughout the state, which have been documented through robust research to produce improved health outcomes including:

  • Increased Function
  • Reduced Falls
  • Better control of Chronic Disease Symptoms 

Popular programs offered in Maryland include:
  • The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management suite of programs
  • Stepping On and Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance falls prevention programs
  • Enhance Fitness exercise program 
Learn more about evidence-based Health Promotion programming offered in your community by visiting the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence’s website, or contact your Area Agency on Aging or Maryland Access Point​ office.