Leadership Changes at Upper Shore Aging
After 39 years of dedicated service, Gary Gunther, Executive Director of Upper Shore Aging, is moving to a new position with the Upper Shore Aging Housing Corporation as Executive Director. Upper Shore Aging and the Board of Directors thank Mr. Gunther for his dedication to the senior population and many years of leadership. During this time, Mr. Gunther oversaw the operation of five senior centers, delivery of Meals-on-Wheels, and provision of a wide range of other programs and services aimed at helping seniors remain safe and thrive in their communities. Upper Shore Aging has a proven track record of improving the quality of life for the elderly population it serves because of Mr. Gunther’s service.
Upper Shore Aging is actively seeking a qualified candidate to fill this vacancy. Until then, a smooth transition for clients, partners, and supporters is a priority. Click here for applicant details.
Programs For Seniors
Upper Shore Aging, Inc. is a non-profit organization, Area Agency on Aging designated by the State of Maryland, serving over 31,000 seniors in Caroline, Kent, and Talbot counties. We develop and administer programs and services and are the chief advocate for the seniors we serve. Our programs function cooperatively to maintain and improve the quality of life for seniors, working to help them remain healthy and independent.
Social isolation and loneliness are major health factor impacting seniors. We operate five senior centers in the counties we serve. These centers are a hub for activities helping seniors stay active and involved in their community. Whatever the interest, Health & Fitness, Computer Skills, Arts & Crafts, Nutrition Education, Entertainment, or Travel, our senior centers have the programs. Two thousand, eight hundred seniors visit our centers every year.
Having a nutritious meal in a social setting is an important part of a senior’s day. Our senior centers serve meals and ask only a small contribution to the cost from those who can afford it.
Many seniors can’t get out to shop or prepare their own meals. Our Meals-On- Wheels program delivers meals to homebound seniors. Each week our volunteers deliver 1,461 meals in the counties we serve. In some cases, our volunteer is the only physical contact the senior has with the outside world.
The primary goal of the Senior Care Program is to provide services that will support aging in place, keeping seniors living in their own home, and at a lower cost than a long-term care facility.
Services vary according to need, but may include personal care, light housekeeping chores, and emergency response systems, such as case management services.
For more information see our Services page.
Upper Shore Aging, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Talbot, Caroline and Kent counties, Maryland, serving a potential market of nearly 31,000 persons over the age of sixty years. Our organization develops and manages a coordinated program of services that work together with a goal of helping elders to remain, and live well, in the community as long as possible. Upper Shore Aging, Inc. works closely with the Maryland Department of Aging to serve the needs of its clients.
Our Mission Statement
“Upper Shore Aging, Inc. will develop and provide a variety of programs for Older Persons in the Upper Shore region, which help maintain and improve quality of life.”