Proactive Education Resources for Many, also known as PER4M, offers classes, counseling, and more.
AARP Mature Driving Classes
These classes held in different locations consist of four hours of classroom instruction intended to refine existing driving skills and develop safe defensive driving techniques.
Community Options Counseling
This service is provided through the MAP department to inform the eligible recipient of community options and resources available to support to live in their own homes.
Community Healthcare Worker Certification
This is a 120-hour, basic course designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of community health and the role of the community health worker. Community Healthcare Workers (CHW) serve as a link between healthcare and community supports & services. For more information please click here.
The WCCOA partners with the Washington County Health Department and Meritus Medical Center to offer fall prevention classes that help seniors improve balance and avoid accidents.
Healthy Aging Presentations
A variety of programs are held throughout the county to support adults in making educational decisions about health and well-being. Topics include but are not limited to brain health, heart disease, exercise, fraud protection, etc.
Living Well Program
A free, six-week workshop for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, heart disease, depression, and COPD. Classes are offered in various locations throughout the county.
Our staff regularly travels to familiar locations throughout the county in order to reach seniors who, due to lack of transportation, mobility, or resources, might not apply for the benefits they need. Seniors can find out if they are eligible for assistance programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Renters and Homeowners Tax Credit Assistance, the Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Program, and services to help pay for Medicare premiums. Home visits are also available to the homebound by appointment
“Money Follows the Person” Counseling for Institutionalized Persons
In 2009, the Maryland Medicaid Agency began operations under the federal “Money Follows the Person” initiative to identify Medicaid-eligible individuals in nursing homes who wanted to transition back into the community. The options counselor goes to the nursing home, meets with the individual to discuss options for community living, and assists with applications for home and community-based waiver programs.
New to Medicare Workshop
Are you about to turn 65 or are you new to Medicare? This is a workshop you won’t want to miss. Workshops cover Medicare and supplemental insurance, with one day and one evening workshop each month.