For more information on the
programs and services
listed below, contact:
Senior Services & Community Transit
The Elkton Center
200 Chesapeake Blvd. Elkton, MD 21921
Programs & Services
The Elkton Center: 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton, MD 21921 (Cecil County Administration Bldg.) 410.996.5295
The Cecil County Community Transit Office is located in the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd. in Elkton. For information on transit services for seniors as well as all citizens, click here.
Hot, nutritious (lunch time) meals are served in a social setting Monday through Friday at the Elkton Center on the first floor of the Cecil County Administration Building. A full range of social and recreational activities are provided each day. Activities and presentations are offered in nutrition, cooking, consumer information, exercise, preventive health education, and health screening. This program is offered to persons 60 years of age and older. Exceptions are made for couples when one person would not normally be eligible to attend. Client contributions are solicited, however no one will be denied a meal if eligibility requirements have been met. Call 410.996.5295 for more information.
Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center: The most innovative fitness program in Cecil County for adults age 55+. We offer Keiser equipment, Certified Personal Trainers, and a non-threatening atmosphere where the focus is on exercising safely at your own pace. Call 410.620.3101 for more information or visit our website at www.strong2day.org. A low monthly membership fee is charged.
We also offer:
Arthritis Foundation's Exercise Program: a special class from the Arthritis Foundation created for people who are dealing with the daily effects of arthritis and led by our Certified Instructors.
Life Beyond Cancer Fitness Program: for cancer survivors of all ages who are currently recovering from the effects of their surgery and/or treatment. It is designed to help survivors regain their range of motion, flexibility, strength, and energy in a safe environment. Our instructor is a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist.
YMCA Splashing Seniors: water aerobics classes offered through a partnership with the local YMCA. Participants must register at either the Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center or the Elkton Center and receive a Swimmer's Membership Card before they can participate in the program. Client contributions are encouraged.
Family Caregiver Support Program
The National Family Caregiver Support Program offers information, assistance, education, respite, and supplemental services for the relief and support of the Caregiver and grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Limited funds may be available for respite care, medical supplies, etc. A Caregiver's Support Group meets monthly at the Elkton Center. Call 410.996.5295 for more information.
Senior Services & Community Transit may be appointed Guardian of the Person by the court under the Estates and Trusts Article when a senior 65 or older lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his person. Each situation is investigated by the local Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services, and a petition is made to the Circuit Court of Cecil County, if applicable. Public Guardianship is considered as a last resort and all other alternatives are investigated prior to the court granting guardianship. For more information call 410.996.5295.
Home Delivered Meals
A hot, nutritious noon meal and a cold box lunch are delivered three days a week to eligible homebound persons 60 years of age and older. Client contributions are solicited. Call 410.996.5295 to schedule an eligibility screening.
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults
The federal government has "waived" certain requirements to be eligible for Medicaid. This program is for frail individuals who are at least 50 years old who qualify for Medicaid, but do not wish to live in a nursing home facility. For eligible participants, the State of Maryland will pay for covered services to enable them to stay in the community (own home/apartment or assisted living), as long as the cost of the community services does not exceed what Medicaid would have paid for care in a nursing facility. For more information call 410.996.5295.
The Long Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes and specific assisted living facilities to help them maintain their legal rights, have control over their own lives, and keep their personal dignity. Complaints are investigated and referrals are made to the appropriate agencies when appropriate. For information call 410.996.5295.
Recreational and Social Activities
A wide variety of special events and trips are offered to seniors throughout the year. This service is available to persons 60 years of age and older. Costs vary. Call 410.996.5295.
Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program
This program is for low and moderate income seniors who qualify that are at least 62 years old and are unable to afford the cost of assisted living and might otherwise be living in a nursing home. The privately owned and operated homes are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 4-16 residents and monitored by Senior Services & Community Transit. The subsidy supports the cost of services that includes 7 days a week, 24 hour supervision; a room, meals, assistance in performing activities of daily living, etc. Eligibility determination is coordinated with the local Health Department. For more information call 410.996.5295.
This service is for seniors 65 and older who are frail and at risk of entering a nursing home. The program's goal is to assist the senior in remaining safely in the community, if this is their choice. A comprehensive assessment of each individual's needs is completed by a case manager. Financial assistance with medications, medical supplies, medical equipment, medical adult day care, emergency response system, etc. is available when other sources have been exhausted. Disability and income eligibility are required. Senior Care is considered a last resort service. This service is administered by SSCT, in coordination with the local Department of Social Services and the local Health Department. Call Senior Information and Assistance for more information at 410.996.5295.
Senior Information and Assistance
Seniors and family members receive information, access, and referrals to various services and programs for seniors. Assistance may include home visits, help with forms and applications, as well as advocacy representation when needed. For more information call 410.996.5295.
State Health Insurance and Assistance Program
Assistance is provided in understanding health insurance benefits, bills and client's rights. Specialists provide in-person and telephone assistance on a wide variety of health insurance issues, including Medicare D and Pharmacy Assistance Programs. For more information call 410.996.8174.
Seniors Legal Assistance Program
The Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. provides legal services for Cecil County seniors including referrals to the Sixty Plus Program for wills, living wills, powers of attorney or other legal issues by the Senior Information and Assistance Specialist. A representative from the Legal Aid Bureau is available for appointments at the Elkton Center on a regular basis -- please check the Elkton Center calendar to determine the representative's scheduled visit. Educational presentations are provided as needed. Individuals may contact Legal Aid on their toll free number (1.800.444.9529).
Eligible, homebound seniors 60 years of age and older, who cannot shop for themselves may request assistance from the Shopping Service. Client contributions are encouraged. Please call 410.996.5295.
Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources. If you have been wondering what to do with your free time, if you have a desire to help your community, or if you have always wanted to make a difference, it's never too late! Our volunteers assist with many of our programs: Home Delivered Meals, Telephone Reassurance, Medical Transportation, our Fitness Center, the Senior Buddy Program, and much, much more. They give as much time as they have, as often as they are able. We invite you to join them by taking that first step. Call or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Gilmore, for some ideas of how to begin. You can reach Krista at 410.996.8416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Give an hour - and who knows? You just may change a life!