Health Crisis Resources With AARP & Heaven 600

The coronavirus continues to affect us all. AARP MARYLAND and iHeartRadio want to help all who are in need during the health crisis. They are providing trusted information every day from their own and other experts. If you are hungry or in-need of social services, we encourage you to seek assistance now. 

MARYLAND ACCESS POINT:This organization serves as the entry point for obtaining information, referrals and options counseling for seniors, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers. The Baltimore City phone is 410-396-CARE. That's 410-396-2273. Calls are answered by a team of Certified Information and Assistance Specialists, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM. 

You can also go online for more information:

AARP.ORG/CORONAVIRUS: This website has ‘up to date’ information and advice on health, finances, telework and staying safe during these uncertain times. How do you support caregivers amid the pandemic? What questions to ask if a loved one is in quarantine. 

These are the kinds of things you’ll find online at:

AARP FRIENDLY VOICES: Sometimes, just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. AARP Friendly Voices are trained AARP volunteers who will provide a call to say hello. Call 1-888-281-0145 to find out how to sign up. 

More information is also online:

AARP “NEAR ME”Baltimore City residents can find out a wealth of great local information here. If you need information on local food assistance and other resources, just go to this website.

The local Baltimore page is here:

MEALS ON WHEELS: For seniors, this organization does more than deliver nutritious meals. They provide support and safety-net services that help sustain health, promote independence and help seniors to improve overall their quality of life.

For more information:

MD DEPT OF AGING “Senior Check”:The Senior “Call Check” program is a free resource to MD residents over 65+. We recommend all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior ‘Call Check’ phone lines are open M-F 8A thru 5P and Saturday from 9A thru 3P. During these hours, seniors can call toll-free 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) and register with a live agent to get daily ‘call checks.’  

Find out more at:

MARYLAND FOOD BANK: With more and more Marylanders asking themselves “where are food banks near me?” keeping an updated list of open partners is more important than ever.

If you need food, go online and enter your zip code to find food nearby:

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