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Governor Moore signs executive order establishing Longevity Ready Maryland initiative

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week signed an executive order (PDF) establishing the Longevity Ready Maryland initiative, directing the Maryland Department of Aging to prioritize the well-being of older people, people living with disabilities, and caregivers across all of state government, proactively addressing the needs arising from a growing older adult population. “Our administration made a commitment to honor the …


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Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all …


Baltimore County Executive Olszewski breaks ground on Woodlawn Senior Center expansion

WOODLAWN, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday joined state and local elected officials along with senior center members to break ground for the expansion of the Woodlawn Senior Center. The renovation will add approximately 9,200 square feet of additional space to the existing 3,600 square foot center and include a large multipurpose room capable of housing two pickleball courts, …

Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Maryland. Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford presented the proclamation during a meeting of the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, which studies Marylanders’ access to mental health services and the link between mental health issues and substance use disorders. “One of our key …

Governor Hogan announces COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration now open to all Marylanders 16 and older, senior centers to reopen [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that all Marylanders age 16 and older can now pre-register for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site. Nearly 300,000 Marylanders have already successfully pre-registered. “As a result of the robust infrastructure that we have built, our rapidly accelerating vaccination rate, and finally that critical increase in vaccine …

Maryland Departments of Health and Aging collaborate on vaccine outreach for vulnerable populations

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) have announced a joint effort to promote access to vaccines through a telephone-based support line and appointment system that is designed to assist those without internet access. On Monday, the departments began contacting seniors directly to invite them to use the new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center …

Maryland Departments of Health, Aging to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics to independent living facilities across state

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) have engaged in a joint effort to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics into independent living and other senior living facilities across the state. Under the guidance of both departments, local agencies on aging will work with communities that aren’t registered in the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term …

Governor Hogan announces Caregiver Services Corps to help Maryland’s seniors

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the launch of the Caregiver Services Corps, a program to support Maryland seniors who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caregiver Services Corps is able to quickly deploy volunteers and other resources to the homes of seniors who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks when their typical caregiver becomes unable to …