Professionals Servicing Older Adults


  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:13 PM | Manuel Evangelista

    Howard County's Age-Friendly Initiative wants your input - take our survey today!


    Please take a few minutes to complete an important survey about aging in Howard County. The survey results will provide insight into what is most important to Howard County residents as we move toward creating a truly age-friendly community for all. Adults of all ages are encouraged to participate in the survey.

    Launched in December 2019 by County Executive Calvin Ball, Age-Friendly Howard County encourages collaboration among residents of all ages, businesses, organizations, agencies, and anyone interested in making our community a better place to grow up and grow older. An age-friendly community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services.

    Please take the survey and share the link with family, friends and neighbors! Your time and input are highly valued; your responses will remain anonymous. The survey may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HoCoAgeFriendly until February 29, 2020.

    In addition to the online version, paper copies will be available in five languages (English, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish) . To request a paper survey, stop by any Howard County 50+ Center, call 410-313-6410 (voice/relay) or email agefriendly@howardcountymd.gov.

    For more information about the Age-Friendly Howard County initiative, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/agefriendly. Thank you for your participation!

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:00 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    We’re proud to partner with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to promote the Age-Friendly Howard County Initiative, a multi-year assessment that will strengthen our efforts to make Howard County an ideal place to grow up and to grow older. The county is soliciting feedback from you and your network of family, friends, business associates and partners to participate in an Age-Friendly Survey. The survey results will help shape the county’s approaches to public safety, affordable housing and transportation, community services and more.  

    A survey link is available at www.howardcountymd.gov/agefriendly; please take the survey and share it with your neighbors. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete, but the results will last a lifetime in helping Howard County to grow as one of America’s great places to live, work and thrive. 

  • Friday, January 03, 2020 2:21 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Winter Growth has immediate availability for Private Rooms starting at $5,200/month - ALL Inclusive. There are no move-in fees, and subsidies are available for qualified income levels. 

    With an active, on-site, VA approved Adult Day Health Program, Winter Growth residents benefit from: 

    • Nursing oversight and medication management
    • Strength and fitness classes that lessen fall risks
    • Brain fitness activities that preserve cognitive levels
    • Recreational programs and outings that provide social support and improve mental health

    On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy are also available.

    Contact Claire Noll at (410) 964-9616 or claire.noll@wintergrowthinc.org for more information. You may also text 410-982-7098 with questions or to  request a call.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:49 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Neighbor Ride and Winter Growth invite you to attend a ribbon cutting for the Community Connector, a collaborative project dedicated to expanding accessible transportation in Howard County.

    Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am (Reception Follows)
    Location: Winter Growth, Inc. (5460 Ruth Keeton Way - Columbia, MD 21044)

    During a pilot project set to launch with the ribbon cutting, wheelchair accessible transportation will be available for a finite number of Howard County residents, aged 60 and over. Rides will initially be restricted to weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will be available for medical appointments in Howard County. While capacity will be limited during the pilot period, Neighbor Ride and Winter Growth are looking forward to expanding the Community Connector program in the coming years.

    Please RSVP to colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org.

    Funding for this project was generously provided by the Ed and Fern Hamel Family Foundation.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:00 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:02 AM | Jennifer Jordan

    Lorien Harmony Hall Assisted Living Community has Respite apartments available! Respite stay is a temporary stay at our community for a minimum of 2 weeks and can be extended up to 90 days. Cost is $245/day and includes a furnished 1 bedroom apartment, all of the services and amenities our community offers as well as the cost of care. Please contact Jennifer Jordan, Business Development Manager, for more information at JJordan@LorienHealth.com or 410-561-6000 x4009. 

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:00 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    A Celebration of 15 Years of Service in Howard County

    On November 17th 2004, with just 20 volunteers on board, Neighbor Ride launched its transportation program serving older adults in Howard County. Today, a team of 400 volunteers coordinate and provide over 1,500 trips each month – giving seniors the “wheels” they need to remain active, independent, and connected to the community. All are invited to join us in celebrating!

    Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 

    Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m (brief program at 4 p.m.)

    Location: Alta at Regency Crest (3305 Oak West Drive, Ellicott City)

    Tickets: $15 per person

    Purchase or Donate

    Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

    Arbor Terrace Fulton

    Erickson Living

    The Hutt Company

    Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT

    Residences at Vantage Point

    Winter Growth Assisted Living

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:00 AM | Patti Hutton

    Residences at Vantage Point is hosting a Free CE Event for Social Workers and Certified Case Managers - "Understanding Cognitive Assessments" - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm Box lunch provided.  

    Earn 3 CEs. The program will discuss the pros & cons of common types of cognitive assessments, how to use cognitive assessment results to impact care recommendations and how other medical diagnoses may affect cognitive assessments. Presented by Mikki Firor, M.S.. Ms. Firor is a gerontologist and dementia expert. 

    RSVP by November 11th to 410-992-1241 or stewartk@vantagepointresidences.org

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019 6:00 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

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