If you are a senior in need of nutritional support (food), please call 410-996-5295 option 3.
We would like to share program changes that the Community Wellness Division of the Department of Community Services (DCS), have initiated to uphold the health and well-being of our members, participants, volunteers and staff. The current COVID-19 health recommendations identify a need to minimize multi-person interactive exposure.
As you are well aware, our programs successfully and comprehensively serve significant numbers of Cecil citizenry. It is important that you and others know, that Cecil County Government and our Department of Community Services continue to work closely with our local, State and Federal partners to share information, make healthy decisions, practice heightened hygiene protocols, and are communicating regularly. In of the light of the current health circumstances and due to an abundance of care and responsibility, the Community Wellness Division is making responsible and health-minded changes to many of our current processes and practices.
As of Friday March 13, 2020 the following programs have been suspended:
The Elkton Senior Center
The Cecil County Healthy Life Styles Fitness Center
Healthy Options Programs-Seniors (H.O.P.S)
Healthy Options Program- Employee’s (H.O.P.E.)
Living Well programs
Splashing Seniors – YMCA
The status of our programs will be evaluated regularly and updates will be made available.
The Community Wellness Division
The Community Wellness Division provides and promotes a wide variety of health and wellness opportunities, nutrition programs, and social and recreational activities. The Division has strong partnerships with the Cecil County Health Department, Cecil College, the YMCA of Cecil County, Union Hospital of Cecil County. For information on specific programs, please click on the links below or give us a call:
- Elkton Senior Center
- Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center
- Healthy Options Program for Seniors (H.O.P.S.) - FREE classes designed to help adults 55+ get in shape and stay there! Please see schedule and classes on the right or call 410-996-8177.
- Home Delivered Meal Program - 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.
- Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health - free programs for people who cope with a chronic disease or who care for someone with a chronic condition. Our Living Well flyer provides lots of information. These are our current classes:
Living Well with Diabetes
Living Well: Cancer Thriving and Surviving
Living Well with Chronic Disease
Splashing Seniors Program - water aerobics classes offered through a partnership with the YMCA of Cecil County. 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. For more information, please call 410-996-8165. Please click here for more information.
Frequently Asked Question: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID) and Older Adults )