Department of Aging


The mission of the Frederick County Department of Aging is to develop and administer programs and activities that support older adults and adults with disabilities in their efforts to remain healthy, active and independent members of the community, and to provide, coordinate and advocate for services which promote the dignity and enrichment of life for all seniors, persons with disabilities, families and caregivers. 

For a more in-depth look at what we do and how we do it please refer to the National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging: 2017 Report

Middletown Outreach

Program Specialists from the Frederick County Department of Aging will be at the Middletown Town Hall the first Monday of every month from 1-3:30 p.m. to answer questions, provide information and provide application assistance to seniors, their families and caregivers on Medicare benefits, housing options, medical and dental services, the Meals on Wheels program and other county services and resources. Please see the press release for additional information.

Fraud/Scam Alert

Frederick residents are receiving phone calls from an individual claiming to be a member of Frederick County Law Enforcement.
Learn more about this fraud/scam and how to protect yourself.


The Department of Aging is pleased to announce increased opportunities to register and pay for classes and activities on-line at our eStore as well as purchase gift certificates for participants of senior center dining.  Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meal Gift Certificates are also available for current meal Recipients.

2018 Client Survey
It is our goal to serve our clients with excellence and we want to hear from you about your experience with the Department. Your feedback will enable us to continue to enhance our services and better respond to your needs.

If you have contacted the Department of Aging or used a Department of Aging service in 2018, please take a moment to complete this survey.

Assessing the Needs of the Older Adult Population in Frederick County

As a result of a request by the Commission on Aging, the Board of County Commissioners authorized staff to hire a consultant to assess the needs of the older adult population in Frederick County. The consultant, Just Partners, Inc., held focus groups with senior services providers and other stakeholders, interviewed county staff and municipal planners, asked for input from older adults, caregivers and other interested persons. Over 1,000 responses were received. Just Partners, Inc. prepared a comprehensive document and an executive summary. Included in the report is an action plan that will take a collaborative effort on the part of government, nonprofits, and the private sector to ensure that Frederick County remains a senior-friendly community.

Caregiving in the U.S.: Business Challenges and Opportunities

This video is a short glimpse into the world of a working caregiver with its unique challenges and rewards. The video is a collaboration made possible by the Frederick County Business Task Force.
Special thanks to Kathryn Nicolato and Scott Betts.