Mary­land Ac­cess Point of Bal­ti­more County of­fers re­sources for se­niors

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Mary­land Ac­cess Point (MAP) serves as the en­try point for ob­tain­ing in­for­ma­tion, re­fer­rals and op­tions coun­sel­ing for se­niors, adults with dis­abil­i­ties, their fam­i­lies, care­givers and pro­fes­sion­als.

The Bal­ti­more County MAP phone num­ber is 410-887-2594. Calls are an­swered by a team of Cer­ti­fied In­for­ma­tion and As­sis­tance Spe­cial­ists (CIRS), Mon­day through Fri­day, be­tween the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you are seek­ing ser­vices in other coun­ties in Mary­land, you may con­tact the Mary­land MAP by calling 1-844-627-5465. The Mary­land MAP web­site of­fers in­for­ma­tion about health and sup­port ser­vices for older Mary­lan­ders and per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties.

Mary­land Ac­cess Point of Bal­ti­more County pro­vides the fol­low­ing re­sources:

• Screening and re­fer­rals for ser­vices and ben­e­fits

• Brochures and book­lets on a va­ri­ety of top­ics mailed to your door

• Guest speak­ers for your com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion through the Speak­ers Bu­reau

• In­for­ma­tion and as­sis­tance for se­niors and their fam­i­lies

• Loan Closet durable med­i­cal equip­ment for loan to peo­ple over age 60

• Op­tions for Coun­sel­ing for se­niors and adults with dis­abil­i­ties

Con­tact MAP of Bal­ti­more County by calling 410-887-2594 or send­ing an email to aging­info@bal­ti­more­coun­tymd.gov to ac­cess these ser­vices.

Ben­e­fits El­i­gi­bil­ity

Learn more about fi­nan­cial ben­e­fits and pro­grams that se­niors and adults with dis­abil­i­ties may be el­i­gi­ble for by re­view­ing the Ben­e­fits Ros­ter at www.bal­ti­more­coun­tymd.gov/ Agen­cies/aging/fi­nan­cial/ ben­e­fits.html.

Aging and Dis­abil­ity Re­source Cen­ter Events

MAP of Bal­ti­more County is an Aging and Dis­abil­ity Re­source Cen­ter (ADRC). The Bal­ti­more County ADRC Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee mem­ber or­ga­ni­za­tions host var­i­ous events on top­ics of in­ter­est to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, their loved ones and pro­fes­sion­als in the field.

For more, visit www.bal­ti­more­coun­tymd.gov/Agen­cies/aging/in­dex.html.

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