News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –Oct. 1, 2019–Four Calvert County Office on Aging (OOA) staff members recently completed the national ServSafe exam to earn food safety certifications. The exam, given by the National Restaurant Association, ensures that food served at the county’s senior centers is handled in a sanitary and safe manner.

Staff members who received the certification are Southern Pines Senior Center Program Specialist Melinda Gaines, Calvert Pines Senior Center Program Specialist Kristy Alleva, Food Service Worker Theresa Endrusick and Food Service Worker Harry Markward. At this time, all OOA food service coordinators and program specialists, along with members of the management team, have earned ServSafe certifications in food safety.

Meals at all three county senior centers are served Monday through Friday at noon. The fee is $5 for individuals between ages 50 to 59 and a suggested $3 donation for those 60 years and older. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. For more information on the congregate or home-delivered meal program, please contact the OOA at 410-535-4606.

The OOA provides a broad range of programs and services that enable senior citizens to maintain the best possible quality of life. Find information on Calvert County Government services online at

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