Maryland Access Point of Frederick County (MAP) is a trusted source of information and assistance for Frederick County residents who need or want to plan for their immediate and future needs.
MAP serves adults 50 years and older, adults 18 years and older with a disability, family members and other caregivers, and health or business professionals.
Each month a representative from MAP visits the senior centers to talk about a specific program or service. Please refer to the centers' monthly calendar for dates and times.
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The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA), are undertaking a project, Accessible Homes for Seniors, to promote accessibility related improvements to the homes of seniors. Home improvements such as these represent for many older people the key to remaining in their home and maintaining their independence.
These improvements may include:
The program provides zero percent interest, deferred loans for a term of 30 years to finance accessibility improvements. The program is funded by DHCD under the Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program (MHRP) and is administered by Special Loan Programs. The program is marketed through the local Area Agencies on Aging.
The household income cannot exceed 80% of the Statewide or Washington DC MSA median. If the senior resides in the home of a relative, eligibility is based on the owner’s income.
Funds may be used to pay for the actual costs of making the house accessible or functional for the resident. This may include but is not limited to:
Additions to accommodate 1st floor bathrooms and laundry rooms will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The maximum loan amount will be up to 85% of the value of the property taking into account any superior mortgages. The loans will be offered for terms of up to 30 years and must be repaid upon sale, transfer or refinance of the property. All closing costs will be included in the loan.
Applications are available at the Frederick County Senior Services Division. Assistance in completing the application is available at the agency or an in-home appointment can be scheduled. Once the application is submitted, it will be processed by DHCD and the applicant will be contacted.
At no charge, trained volunteers will assist area seniors ages 60 and older with both federal and Maryland income tax returns. Those with complex types of income, such as rental or farm income are advised to consult a paid tax preparer.
Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling Senior Services at 301-600-1605.
The Senior Services Division contracts with a local legal services provider to offer Frederick County citizens 60 and older legal advice as well as representation when necessary. This service is funded through the Older Americans Act.
Our legal services provider can offer community education as well as outreach to homebound individuals and those in long-term care facilities. Also available is advice about elder law issues and legal rights.
Some legal problems for which you can receive help include:
It is our goal to serve our clients with excellence and we want to hear from you about your experience with the Division. Your feedback will enable us to continue to enhance our services and better respond to your needs.
If you have contacted the Senior Services Division or used a Division service in 2018, please take a moment to complete this survey.