Resources for Older Residents

Bolton Hill’s Gray Panther Task Force for Older Residents aims to make it easy for older Bolton Hill neighbors to stay and age in place. If you are age 60 or older and wish to be part of Gray Panthers activities, email graypanthers@boltonhillmd.org. Below are resources we’ve identified for older residents; if you know of others, please share!

 

Advice and support: Housed in the basement of Memorial Episcopal Church, Samaritan Community can help solve short-term problems confidentially and refer you to other agencies where your needs can be met. Call 410-669-1229 or visit its website.

Aging at home: The state-supported Maryland Community for Life programs operated by Keswick are available to individuals and families in the city and county. Some services are free, others involve nominal costs. The program provides home maintenance, assistance in finding and contracting for a range of services, social opportunities, technology support and more. Call 410-662-4363 or 410-593-3292​ or visit the Keswick website.

Daily calls: Want someone to check in on you? Sign up for a free daily call-check by calling 866-502-4325 or visiting the Maryland Department on Aging website.

Entertainment: Run by volunteers, Senior Box Office offers free and discounted tickets to enjoy theatre, concerts, museums, lectures and other events. Call 410 887-5399 or go online to the Senior Box Office website.

Exercise: City-run Waxter Senior Center at 1000 Cathedral St. has great exercise equipment and other social and educational opportunities. Lori Fagan is the manager at 410 396-1324. Equally near is the Druid Hill YMCA, 1609 Druid Hill Ave. (410 728-1600) with various membership levels and amenities, including an indoor pool, exercise programs, trainers, a gym and locker room and activities aimed at helping you stay healthy. 

Food: Some grocery chains offer home delivery. If you need prepared meals delivered while recovering from a medical situation, consider Meals on Wheels at 410 558-0827. And Meals on Wheels always needs volunteers in case you are inclined to help.

Housing: Tired of climbing stairs? Bolton Hill has a few senior apartment buildings. Linden Park Senior Apartments, 3101 McMechen St., is a newly renovated non-profit facility offering attractive apartments at market and subsidized rental rates. Colleen Palmer is the manager at 410 523-0013. Bolton North Apartments is an age 62+ senior rental community at 1600 Mt. Royal Ave. (667 401-6449), operated by Edgewood Management. Marlborough Apartments, once home to the rich and famous, has senior units now at 1702 Eutaw Pl. (410 669-3005).

Transportation: Given up on driving? TaxiCare provides monthly vouchers that save a bundle, whether your cab takes you to the doctor, the supermarket or a casino. Several taxi companies participate. Call 410-396-CARE or go to the TaxiCare website. The Maryland Transit Authority provides a scheduled van ride service called MTA MobilityLink for people with disabilities and those over 65. More information at 410-539-5000 or 866-743-3682 (TTY 410-539-3497).

Technology support: Bolton Hill is home to many neighbors who have worked in government, academic or private technology jobs. If you need help hooking up your laptop or something electronically similar, send a note and we’ll try to match you with a volunteer.

Other needs or questions? Email graypanthers@boltonhillmd.org.

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