The Maryland Association of Senior Centers (MASC) recognized the Calvert County Office on Aging for outstanding programs and services offered at senior centers. The Office on Aging’s steadfast dedication to serving the aging community in Calvert County led to four awards announced at the MASC statewide meeting held June 14 in Clarksville, Maryland.

The Southern Pines Senior Center received two first-place awards in the nutrition and health promotion and community partnership categories. The awards were for the Mental Gymnastics program and the Meet the Women of the Book: Inspiring African American Women of Calvert County presentation.

The North Beach Senior Center received a first-place award in the fitness program category and honorable mention in the nutrition and health promotion category. The awards were for the Increase Your Hold program and the Elevator & Escalator Safety presentation.

“We feel honored that our peers have recognized our agency for the hard work our entire staff does on a daily basis,” said Aging Services Division Chief Susan Justice. “In particular, I would like to congratulate our programming staff at North Beach and Southern Pines senior centers for being recognized by MASC. We are grateful for the recognition and for the opportunity to serve seniors in our community.”

Each senior center in Maryland had the opportunity to submit up to seven programs for consideration in categories including fundraising, special events, nutrition and health promotions, fitness, education, community partnership and expressive and creative arts.