|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.
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
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.
Nutritional Health Assessment
Community Programs and Outreach
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Division of Senior Center Operations (Senior Activity Centers)
Home & Community-Based Services
Senior Information & Assistance