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Department of Aging: Administration
  Contact
  Carolyn B. True,
  Director
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  Department of Aging
  1440 Taney Avenue
  Frederick, MD 21702

  301-600-1605
  Fax: 301-600-3554
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  Hours
  8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  Monday - Friday

The Frederick County Department of Aging is a department under Division of Citizens Services and overseen by the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners.

History
In November 1965, the Frederick County Citizens Commission on Aging surveyed needs and concerns of Frederick County senior citizens and they recommended to the County Commissioners to establish an official Commission on Aging. Patricia B. Throne served as the chairman of that citizens' commission and in December 1965, the Frederick County Commissioners created the Commission on Aging as a county department, which is now known as the Department of Aging.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Aging is to develop and administer programs and activities that support Frederick County older adults and adults with disabilities in their efforts to remain healthy, active and independent members of the community, and to provide, coordinate and advocate for services which promote the dignity and
enrichment of life for all seniors, persons with disabilities, families and caregivers.

Aging StatisticsEarly Population in Maryland by Age Group
In the state of Maryland several demographic trends shape the Department of Aging's goals and priorities for service to the elderly.

The number of elderly Marylander's is increasing. Of the nearly 5.3 million people in Maryland in 2000, 15% (801,036) were over the age of 60.The percentage is expected to increase to 23% of Maryland's projected population of 6 million by the year 2030.