Social Security Retirement Benefits

Retirement Benefits are a part of a program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly cash payments for people age 62 and older who are fully insured. Workers may retire at age 62 and receive a reduced benefit or may wait until age 65 and receive a full benefit. Benefit amounts vary based on several factors. Click here to estimate your benefits. Apply online for Retirement Benefits or call a local office to discuss your options. For more assistance dial 2-1-1.

Senior Centers

After retirement you may be looking for new hobbies, different opportunities to socialize, or ways to get involved in your community. For Senior Citizens over the age of 60 there are centers that offer education and recreation locally. Senior Centers offer congregate meals, nutrition education, fitness classes, group activities, and more. Call your county’s area agency on aging office, search for recreation in the 211MD database, or simply dial 2-1-1 for more information.

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent program provides an opportunity for older adults to offer time and attention to special needs, at risk, and homeless children. The program matches each adult with two children whom the adult works with at the school site regularly to help the children develop socially, emotionally, and mentally. Foster grandparents receive a small stipend depending on income eligibility. Click here to find this program near you or call 2-1-1 for other volunteer opportunities.