Posted inAnne Arundel County

Arundel breaks ground on Severn Center

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman joined community leaders and state and local officials to break ground on the Severn Center, a new intergenerational facility to be constructed at 1160 Reece Road in Severn. The outdoor celebration, which featured entertainment, activities and refreshments, kicked-off construction of the long awaited $15.7 million facility. “I committed to making […]

Posted inSeniors

Seniors demand funding for Center

Seniors and their supporters gathered in the parking lot of the East Columbia 50+ Center April 30 to make it clear that they’re through with sitting quietly. Waving small rainbow-colored shovels, honking car horns, chanting “What do you want? Build a center!” more than 250 participants sent a message to the Howard County Council that […]

Posted inHealth

Lorien first to certify in Parkinson care

Lorien Health Services, a family-owned assisted living, nursing home, and residential services company, announced its Encore assisted living and skilled nursing community in Howard County has become the first in Maryland to be certified in Parkinson’s disease care. The Certified Parkinson’s Disease Care designation is awarded to facilities by Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance. Certification is awarded to […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Neighbor Ride delivers food during crisis

Neighbor Ride, which provides volunteer-based transportation to seniors in Howard County, partnered with the Howard County Food Bank and Howard County Office on Aging and Independence, to deliver food to vulnerable, homebound clients during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, Neighbor Ride is continuing to provide seniors rides to essential medical appointments. “As an established transportation […]

Posted inSeniors

Howard Loan Closet relocates, expands

The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, Office of Aging and Independence and community partners have officially reopened The Loan Closet of Howard County, which is now located at 7125 Riverwood Drive, Columbia. Since 2004, the Loan Closet has processed more than 26,000 pieces of donated medical and therapeutic equipment such as canes, […]

Posted inSeniors

Neighbor Ride, Winter Growth partner to expand accessible transportation

Neighbor Ride and Winter Growth have partnered to provide wheelchair accessible transportation to Howard County seniors through a new pilot program, The Community Connector. The program will initially target existing and former Neighbor Ride or Winter Growth clients who require wheel-chair accessible transportation. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Winter […]

Posted inBusiness News

Vantage Point’s management firm Ranked No. 1

Residences at Vantage Point, managed by Life Care Services (LCS), ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. LCS achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new resident orientation; resident cost; community and grounds; and resident apartment unit. […]