MDoA in the News

7-16-2018 Elderly Isolation Information Segment on MPT's Direct Connection 

Secretary Kramer Announces Mid-Shore Town Hall Meeting - 7-5-2018  

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018 - 6.14.2018

Innovations in Aging Town Hall Meeting 2.12.2018

Communities for Life - Request for Proposals 

Maryland Department of Aging Announces Grant Opportunities - Communities for Life Update 

Grant Announcement - Community for Life Program: Helping Maryland Seniors Stay in Their Homes Healthy and Fulfilled

A SAFE Bet - Elder abuse program at CHANA comes into its own

The Baltimore Sun – Steadfast Advocate: An interview with Secretary Kramer

MFB Reaching Seniors with My Groceries To Go!

Food Program for Older Marylanders to be Launched, Baltimore Sun 8/12/2015



  • Dating and the Single Senior - aired February 8, 2016
    In this first episode of Prime Time Living, our new co-production with the Maryland Department of Aging, we are exploring dating options, importance and advice for single seniors.
    Guest: Meredith Ritchie, the IMAGE Center
  • Home Modifications and Safety - aired February 18, 2016
    According to the CDC, every 13 seconds an older U.S. adult goes to the ER for fall- related injuries. Jim Resnick, Program Manager for Senior Outreach and Education for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, addresses the cost of home modifications and safety steps that people can take to prevent falls at home.
    Guest: Jim Resnick, Program Manager for Senior Outreach & Education, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Savor the Flavor of Eating Right – aired March 7, 2016
    Making healthy food choices when visiting grocery store meal buffets can be challenging. We discuss the dos and don'ts and how to reach your optimal heath.
    Guest: Erin Peisach, Nutrition by Erin
  • Move Toward Better Health– aired March 21, 2016
    How often and how long should the older adult exercise? We discuss fitness, wellness and motivational tips for seniors.
    Guest: Deborah Shanks, Physical Fitness Coordinator, Charles County Senior Centers
  • Emergency Preparedness – aired June 2, 2016
    What older adults and people with disabilities need to know before an emergency.
    Guest: Cecilia Warren, Director, Emergency Preparedness Policy, Dept. of Disabilities
  • Stroke - aired June 13, 2016
    The signs of stroke, how can it be prevented and a look at the Stroke Rehabilitation Program that helps stroke patients recover and maximize their potential.
    Guest: Dr. Peter Gorman, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute
  • Older Drivers Safety – aired July 7, 2016
    An educational program called CarFit is helping older adults keep their driving skills sharp while on the road. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.
  • Mental Health & You – aired August 1, 2016
    A discussion on mental health issues that can arise later in life due to unforeseen changes and stress, and how to best address them.
    Guest: Kim Burton, Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Managing the Medicare Maze – aired November 14, 2016
    Annual open enrollment is underway, but it can be really confusing. Bernice Hutchinson of the Maryland Department of Aging will address the facts and discuss the options.
    Guest: Melissa Moreno, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

For media inquiries, contact: 

Caryn D. Lasser
Deputy Secretary
Maryland Department of Aging
301 W. Preston Street, Suite 1007
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 767-1100