Senior activity centers are the focal point for many daily and special programs offered by the Department of Aging & Human Services, including the mid-day meal program, opportunities for socialization and recreation, fitness opportunities, and access to special staff services. The Division of Senior Center Operations strives to provide a variety of high quality, dynamic, affordable programs and activities for the independent senior community that promote good health, fitness, education, socialization, and the development of skills and interests.
The Department operates three senior activity centers, that open at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Doors close at 4:30 p.m. and all activities end at 5:00 p.m. These are the Garvey Senior Activity Center in the main County Government complex in Leonardtown, the Loffler Senior Activity Center at Chancellor's Run Park in Great Mills, and the Northern Senior Activity Center on Charlotte Hall Road just north of the Veteran’s Home.
Do you want to find something to do, but don’t know where to look? The Department of Aging & Human Services offers many events that encourage seniors to enjoy themselves on a regular basis. You may wish to view the New Beginning Newsletter, a Department of Aging & Human Services publication which features upcoming activities and events at all the Senior Activity Centers.
Adults 50 years of age and older are welcome to attend activities at the senior activity centers. Click here for criteria and rules of participation. Residents outside of St. Mary’s County are welcome to visit the senior activity centers as long as they meet the requirements and complete required paperwork.
In order to comply with the Older Americans Act, the Department of Aging & Human Services must request everyone who participates in any of our programs or receives a newsletter to complete a Registration Form. All information collected is used to prepare federal, state and local reports to justify and improve services for older Americans. The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services will not voluntarily share any personal information which identifies you (such as your name, social security number, address or telephone number) with any other person or agency unless required by law. The Department of Aging Registration Form is downloadable. Print out the form, complete it thoroughly, and bring it to a Senior Activity Center or mail to: Department of Aging & Human Services, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.