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Calvert County offers senior housing for both independent seniors and for those in need of assisted living services. Costs will vary and some housing may have waiting lists. For Assisted Living information, you may call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. For senior independent housing information, you may call the Housing Authority of Calvert County at 410-535-5010.
Hours are 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Appointments are required to file for disability or retirement. For general inquiries and appointments, contact their office at 1-888-866-5181. Their main office is in Suitland, at 6110 Allentown Road.
Social Security also has an office in Annapolis, at 180 Admiral Cochrane Dr. (Suite 210). You can also obtain information on their website. Social Security Administration
This program is a partnership of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development with the Maryland Department of Aging.
Locally, the Calvert County Office on Aging and the Housing Authority of Calvert will be working with Calvert residents to enable them to make their homes more accessible through this project.
Improvements may include, but are not limited to, installation of grab bars and railings, widening of doorways, installation of ramps, accessible showers, and lever handles. Additions to accommodate first floor bathrooms and laundry rooms will be considered on a case by case basis.
The program provides 0 percent interest, deferred loans for a term of 30 years. Loans must be repaid upon sale, transfer, or refinance of the property. All closing costs will be included in the loan.
Seniors living with relatives will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Call the Calvert County Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.
You may join a Medicare Part D Plan when you first become eligible for Medicare, during the period that starts three months before the month you turn 65 and ends three months after the month you turn 65. If you get Medicare due to a disability, you can join three months before to three months after your 25th month of cash disability benefits.
You can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Drug Plan from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 of each year, or at any time you qualify for extra help.
You may still apply for extra help to help pay for your monthly premium, deductibles, and co-pays for medication. Call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213, visit their website, or call the Calvert County Office on Aging for more information or to apply.
The Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program will help pay up to $25 a month toward the cost of the monthly prescription drug premium for persons with annual income under $30,630 for a one-person household and $41,070 for a two-person household. Call this program at 800-551-5995, visit their website, or contact the Calvert County Office on Aging for an application and more information.
Call your prescription drug company to determine what medications are covered to treat your medical needs. You may request an exception from your plan for your medication and you may also appeal their decision.
For more information about the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, contact Medicare at 1-800-633-4227, visit their website, review the Medicare and You handbook, or call the Calvert County Office on Aging Senior Health Insurance Program, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.