Arlington Agency on Aging

Arlington’s Area Agency on Aging consists of the Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is your starting point for services and support. We’ll help you or your loved one maintain independence and enhance quality of life by increasing your awareness and access to services and benefits.

Services include:

  • Assessing adults unable to leave home, 18 and older, who are physically disabled and require in-home care.
  • Assessing residents 60 years of age and older who may require placement in a nursing home due to their age, medical condition and/or living situation.
  • Screening individuals requesting County contract services for in-home support and those requesting Medicaid funding for nursing home placement.
  • Assisting in emergency situations such as obtaining food, money for payment of bills (utilities, medication, rent etc.) and referrals to social service agencies.

Call 703-228-1700 and ask to speak to the worker on duty or email arlaaa@arlingtonva.us and staff will follow up.

The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) provides free, in-depth, one-on-one insurance counseling to Medicare Beneficiaries, their families, friends and caregivers. Trained and certified VICAP counselors provide free and confidential assistance. VICAP serves Arlington County Residents.

Services include:

  • Individual counseling on Medicare Parts A, B, C (health plans), Medicare Part D (prescription plans), and Medigap
  • Medicare classes offered throughout the year
  • Help resolving Medicare claims or billing issues
  • Assistance with filing for Medicare-related benefits
  • Assistance with understanding Medicaid and long-term care insurance
  • Assistance with understanding eligibility and applications for low-income assistance programs

Due to COVID-19, VICAP is conducting all Medicare counseling by phone or Telehealth. To request an appointment, please call 703-228-1725 or email MedicareHelp@arlingtonva.us.

Join the Area Agency on Aging for the following two virtual events:

  1. Virtual Legislative Forum on Aging Issues on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 10AM-11:30AM
  2. Top Tips to Make the Most Out of Medicare Open Enrollment on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 10:30AM-12:30 PM

Register for both programs by submitting your first/last name, email address and phone number to arlaaa@arlingtonva.us

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

LOOKING FOR SERVICES? CALLING US IS THE FIRST STEP.

Aging, Disability & Caregiver Resources Line

703-324-7948 TTY 711

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Or visit Fairfax County Services for Older Adults.

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County Services, Recreation and Wellness Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, Caregiver and Disability Resources, Protection and Prevention Services and more!

Learn about activities and information of interest to older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers by watching Mature Living on Channel 16. Check out this episode about Seniors and Sports.

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Register of Wills for Howard County

The Register of Wills is responsible for appointing personal representatives to administer decedents’ estates and for overseeing the proper and timely administration of these proceedings. We also perform the following duties: assist and advise the public in the preparation of all required forms; maintain and preserve the permanent record of all proceedings; serve as the Clerk to the Orphans’ Court; track estates and refer delinquent matters to the Court; determine and collect inheritance taxes and probate fees/court costs; audit accounts of personal representatives and guardians; mail various notices and court orders to interested persons; and, verify compliance with court orders. As a service, we provide safekeeping for wills of living persons.

Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Elder abuse is underreported nationwide and in Montgomery County—a May 2011 study found that only 1 in every 24 cases of physical abuse or neglect involving a senior was reported.

The same study found that only 1 out of every 44 cases of financial exploitation was reported.

Between 2-5 million older Americans experienced abuse over one year, and many experienced it in multiple forms.

In 2013, 29% of those over 65 have a disability.

Between 2010 and 2040, the Montgomery County senior population is projected to grow from 119, 770 to 254,530 a growth of 113%.

In recognition of this changing demographic, we created the Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults Unit in the State’s Attorney’s Office to aggressively prosecute crimes against seniors, and to protect vulnerable members of our community.

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

Howard County’s Office on Aging and Independence is your trusted source of information on programs and resources that promote independence, healthy aging, social connectedness, and caregiver support. We are here to help you navigate the aging services network so you can grow, thrive, and live with dignity.

To understand more about your options including:

  • Caregiving
  • Housing
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Tax credits
  • Long term care
  • Legal matters
  • Medicare
  • Opportunities for social engagement
  • And more….

Contact us to speak with a Maryland Access Point (MAP) Information Specialist at 410-313-1234. To view local resources visit the digital Howard County 2022 Resource Guide at https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/view/custom-media-options/howard-county-resource-guide/2022-howard-county-resource-guide

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offers services, programs and resources to encourage and help County residents of all ages learn and grow. MCPL promotes intellectual freedom, accountability, quality service, diversity, fairness, professional ethics, integrity of information and respect for customers, community, and staff. MCPL is a learning organization that functions openly by exploring new ideas and using the collective talent, knowledge, and creativity of employees at all levels.

Our numerous services and resources include:

Office of Consumer Protection

The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is the agency responsible for enforcing the County’s consumer protection laws which prohibit unfair and deceptive business acts in order to ensure a fair marketplace for consumers and businesses. Since being established as an office in 1971, we’ve been nationally recognized for the way we protect consumers and are proud of the services that we provide to the Montgomery County area. The OCP:

  • investigates and resolves consumer complaints;
  • mediates business-to-business disputes;
  • engages in consumer education and outreach;
  • regulates and licenses certain industries: auto repair, towing, appliance and consumer electronics repair, secondhand personal property dealers, commercial parking lots, new home builders and sellers; and
  • administers several County programs: Domestic Worker Law, Patient Advocate, and Public Election Fund Liaison.

Maryland Comptroller Unclaimed Property

Maryland Unclaimed Property’s top priority is reuniting Marylanders with their lost or misplaced property. The Comptroller’s Office tries to locate the rightful owners of stocks, bonds, savings accounts, security deposits, contents of safe deposit boxes, insurance proceeds and other valuables which are reported to us as unclaimed by banks and other financial institutions after three years. Real property (land) is not included.

Over the years, we have reunited over $1 billion in cash and items to their rightful owners.

The owners/companies or their legitimate heirs can claim the funds at any time. There is no statute of limitations. You can search our records online free of charge.