Howard Magazine - Page 60 - Seniors

Howard Magazine
- Page 60

In the early years after Columbia was created in 1967, it sometimes was described as “the city without grandparents.” Now, though, the “pioneers” who first raised families there are eligible for Medicare, and by 2016, people 65 and older made up more than 13 percent of Howard County’s population.


From housing to health care to clubs, the county offers a wealth of programs and services for seniors.




From townhouses to single-family homes to condominiums, the county’s active adult communities — designated for residents 55 and older — feature a variety of design elements and maintenance options.


In addition to the sampling below, the county has a number of assisted-living facilities and retirement and life-care communities. Call 410-402-8217 for more information.


Heartlands Senior Living Village at Ellicott City 410-461-9494

Longwood Elderly Columbia, 410-997-5356

Lorien Harmony Hall Columbia, 410-531-5300

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant Ellicott City, 410-465-2005

Morningside Park Jessup, 240-294-3305

Owen Brown Place Columbia, 410-381-9544

Park View at Colonial Landing Elkridge, 410-796-4399

Park View at Columbia Columbia, 410-381-1118

Park View at Ellicott City 410-203-9501

Park View at Emerson North Laurel, 301-483-3322

Park View at Snowden River Columbia, 410-290-0384

Selborne House of Dorsey Hall Ellicott City, 410-992-4909

Tiber Hudson Ellicott City, 410-656-6253

Vantage House Columbia, 866-323-1674

Waverly Gardens Woodstock, 443-274-6825


Senior centers


The county operates 12 senior centers, including five therapeutic sites for seniors with physical disabilities and early-stage memory loss, plus their caregivers. For details, visit


The Bain 50 Plus Center Columbia, 410-313-7213

Connections at Ellicott City 410-313-1425

Connections at Glenwood Cooksville, 410-313-5442

Connections at North Laurel 410-313-7218

East Columbia 50 Plus Center East Columbia Library, 410-313-7680

Elkridge 50 Plus Center 410-313-4930

Ellicott City 50 Plus Center 410-313-1400

Glenwood 50 Plus Center Cooksville, 410-313-5440

Kindred Spirits at Glenwood Cooksville, 410-313-5441