Ofelia Ross Ott
A message from Acting Administrator Ofelia Ross Ott

In March we salute all the caring and compassionate social workers who emulate the 2023 National Social Work Month theme, "Breaking Down Barriers." Through their work with the Office on Aging & Independence (OAI) and other agencies, social workers are often the unsung heroes in the community who empower, educate and provide resources for older adults to maintain their safety and independence. Their dedication and compassion helps to ensure older adults live the best possible quality of life.

Join me in recognizing OAI's social workers, who can be found answering our Maryland Access Point assistance lines, visiting clients in the community or working in our 50+ Centers.