Senior Services Division

May is Older Americans Month
People 60 and older make up the fastest-growing segment of Frederick County's population. We celebrate our seniors during Older Americans Month and all year long! If you are looking for activities or services for someone who is at least 60 years young, check out all that our amazing Frederick County Senior Services Division staff offers. We also support our Veterans Advisory Council and the Frederick County Senior Services Advisory Board.

Here are some highlighted key offerings in this short proclamation ceremony: 
"Frederick at It's Best"- Older American's Month


» Third Party Tax Notification Program
Frederick County introduces a pilot Third Party Notification program for homeowners who are at least 65 years of age or are disabled.
Third Party Notification program permits an older adult, or individual with a disability, to designate a third party to receive copies of their real estate tax bill.  The third party designee is not responsible for payment of the taxes or delinquencies, but agrees to check on the property owner to be sure that the tax notices have been received and encourages the importance of prompt payment. The third party designee could be a relative, friend, neighbor, or someone else who the property owner chooses.
Homeowners who are at least 65 years of age or are disabled, can take advantage of the Third Party Notification program, free of charge. 

Third Party Fact Sheet and Application

» Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G Cellular Networks and Service
What is happening? Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts, including calls to 911, or use data services. This will affect 3G mobile phones and certain older 4G mobile phones. Learn more about other connected devices, such as medical devices and home security systems that may be impacted. 

Visit the Federal Communications Commission.
Consumer Guide for Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G 

Contact your mobile provider or consult your provider’s website for more information about their 3G retirement plan and whether your phone, or other connected device, may be affected. It is important to plan now so that you don’t lose connectivity, including the ability to call 911. 

Health and Safety

The Senior Services Division strongly recommends the use of masks for visitors and employees entering Division facilities, including senior centers. Individuals can always choose to wear a mask at any time based on personal preference and/or personal level of risk.  Other mitigation measures include personal actions such as physical distancing, vaccinations, boosting, testing and remaining home when not feeling well or having symptoms.  

Senior Center mitigation measures include:  “In-person programs will be limited as centers operate on abbreviated schedules during the reopening.   In order to assure safe and adequate distancing, programs will have limited seating capacity, masks are strongly recommended, and preregistration will be required for all programs and activities. Drop-In activities are not offered at this time.” 
Senior Centers Programs &  Activities

Groceries for Seniors
A monthly free distribution of seasonal produce, canned goods, and shelf stable products the third Friday of each month, Noon (and continues until all food is distributed)

Frederick Senior Center (Drive-Thru and Walk-Up)
1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD

*All Frederick County residents age 60+  with an income below $1600 per month are eligible to participant.  Please bring a photo id to register the first time.  
*Seniors without transportation may be eligible for free delivery. Call 301-600-6008 for details.