Community Wellness, Nutrition and Activities


Senior Centers

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Senior Center Overview

As the hub of most nutrition and health promotion activities, Senior Centers provide a vital link for older adults looking to take charge of their health and remain independent and active in the community. Senior centers offer a range of programs including meal service, arts and crafts, continuing education, health promotion and disease prevention services, and transportation opportunities.

Get Connected with a Healthy Lifestyle at a Senior Center

​Are you looking for health or fitness classes at an affordable price and convenient location? Maryland's 117 senior centers offer excellent opportunities for exercise programs, health screenings, and wellness seminars. Every month, there are a variety of activities to meet your needs and interests, physical ability, and level of fitness. Free and low-cost health screenings are offered at many senior centers and nutrition sites, flu or pneumonia shots are often given during the fall months, many centers offer daily meal service, and evidence-based disease prevention and health education seminars are offered throughout the year.​

September is National Senior Center Month

Celebrated every year in September, National Senior Center Month is a time to shine a light on senior centers, showing the entire nation how vital they are to the health and well-being of a community. Senior centers provide countless hours of support and encouragement to older adults, and have become integral to health care delivery in our communities by offering a place for older adults to discover their unique interests, talents, and aspirations. 

Senior centers have evolved since their beginning in the 1940s, through their inclusion in the Older American’s Act in 1973, and up to today. But the mission has remained: to be the local, trusted place in the community that connects people to the programs, services, and opportunities they need to age well. Click here to find your local Senior Center. ​​

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