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Department of Aging & Human Services - Division of Senior Center Operations

The three Senior Activity Centers are the focal point for many daily programs and special events offered by the Department of Aging & Human Services, including the congregate meal program, opportunities for socialization and recreation, fitness opportunities, and access to special staff services. The Division of Senior Center Operations strives to provide a variety of high quality, dynamic, and affordable programs and activities for the independent senior community that promote good health, fitness, education, socialization, and the development of skills and interests.

The Department operates three senior activity centers - Garvey Senior Activity Center in Leonardtown (co-located with the Leonardtown Library), the Loffler Senior Activity Center at Chancellor's Run Park in Great Mills, and the Northern Senior Activity Center on Charlotte Hall Road (just north of the Veteran’s Home). Each Senior Activity Center opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday. Doors at the Loffler and Northern Senior Activity Centers close at 4 p.m. and all activities end at 4:30 p.m. The Garvey Senior Activity Center offers extended evening hours Monday-Thursday, with doors closing and activities ending at 8 p.m.

Do you want to find something to do, but don’t know where to look? The Department of Aging & Human Services offers many events that encourage seniors to enjoy themselves on a regular basis. You may wish to view New Beginning, the Department of Aging & Human Services’ bi-monthly publication which features upcoming activities and events at all the Senior Activity Centers.

Sign up for the bi-weekly e-news for the latest updates from the Senior Activity Centers about programming, activities, and more! The e-news comes out on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. To sign up for e-news, email

Adults 50 years of age and older are welcome to attend activities at the senior activity centers. Click here for criteria and Rules of Participation. Residents outside of St. Mary's County are welcome to visit the senior activity centers as long as they meet the requirements and complete required paperwork.

Sign up and pay for programs and activities online!

In order to comply with the Older Americans Act, the Department of Aging & Human Services must request everyone who participates in any of our programs or receives a newsletter to complete a Registration Form. All information collected is used to prepare federal, state and local reports to justify and improve services for older Americans. The St. Mary's County Department of Aging & Human Services will not voluntarily share any personal information which identifies you (such as your name, social security number, address or telephone number) with any other person or agency unless required by law. View the Department of Aging Registration Form here.