In This Issue:

A Message From Our Executive Director

Disability Pride Month

Tickets On Sale for our Spooky Soiree!

New Staff

Open Positions

Tom's Retirement

Special Thanks

Program Pictures

Community Updates

Disability News

Odds and Ends

A Message From Our Executive Director

“A community that is engaged and working together can be a powerful force.” ~ Idowu Koyenikan

The Harford Center’s community is a powerful force. On July 13th, a group of mighty volunteers, staff, and participants rolled up their sleeves and worked together to transform The Harford Center. Over the course of a day, five volunteers, 15 staff, and 2 participants overhauled our Havre de Grace location. We were overdue for a spring cleaning and purge of old, tired items. Through the hard work of our Board volunteers and Harford Mutual’s volunteers, 50 brand new chairs were assembled for the Center. At the same time, staff and more volunteers were sorting, trashing, and cleaning top to bottom. We filled 2 dumpsters and four trucks of items that needed to go. Sometimes, it is hard to let go of items, but it can also be rejuvenating! The Harford Center was truly rejuvenated. This special day was but one example of what a group of determined, caring, and hardworking people can do when they work together on a common goal. The Harford Center has been so blessed by its partnerships, volunteers, and staff. It is through these relationships that we have built the Harford Center community. If you are looking to make a difference, we always welcome and celebrate our volunteers. A group of caring people can move mountains; in our case, we moved piles and piles and reorganized and transformed our community!

Walk the red carpet and mingle with the ghosts of Old Hollywood!

Early bird tickets are on sale now!

Join us for a night of live music, dancing, dinner, costume contests, raffles, games, and more!

Click here to buy tickets and see sponsorship opportunities!

Staff Updates

We're currently hiring a Facilities Maintenance Technician and Direct Support Professionals. Click here to visit our Indeed page!

Tom's Retirement Party!

Thanks for everything, Tom!

We're very happy for you and your family, but we're sure going to miss you!

Special Thanks!

Thank you so much to volunteers Jessica Smith and Meredith Johnson from Harford Mutual! Jessica and Meredith put in a ton of work to help us assemble our new furniture. We were very grateful to have them here; Harford Mutual has done so much to support The Harford Center over the years! It was also wonderful to talk to Meredith. In 1961, her great-grandparents started The Harford Center in their living room to address a need in the community. It looks like giving runs in the family! 

Living It Up This Summer!

Keeping Cool and

Being Cool!

Bowling at Forest Hill Lanes

Saturday, October 1st is

The Harford/Cecil Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Please support this wonderful cause!

Click here to learn more or register or contact our friend Nicole Gorski with any questions!

Things to Do in Harford County This Summer!

Click here to view Visit Harford's Summertime Fun events announcement!


Every Tuesday is Senior Day at Fiore Winery! 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

3026 Whiteford Road in Pylesville


Havre de Grace First Fridays 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Fridays at The Grove 4:00-7:30 PM 3519 Conowingo Park in Street


Havre de Grace Farmer's Market 8:30 AM - Noon

100 Block of Saint John's Street and Hutchins Park

Bel Air Farmer's Market 8:00 AM - Noon

2 S. Bond Street in Bel Air

Second Saturdays Music and Vendors 3:00 - 8:00 PM

Aberdeen Festival Park


Concord Point Lighthouse War of 1812 Exhibit 1:00 - 5:00 PM in Havre de Grace

All The Time:

Nature Activities for The Whole Family at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Click here for schedule!

Indoor Music Summer Series at Harford Vineyard

Click here to visit site!

Click here for the Parks & Rec Schedule!

Click here for Visit Harford's Calendar of Events!

Pottery Barn has launched a new line of accessible furniture that is functional and stylish. Some of the pieces are rather pricey, but this is a definite win for the disability community. Check out the whole line here.

For many who live on Social Security, this year's 5.9% cost of living adjustment has not been enough. With inflation hovering around 8-9%, the "raise" has felt like a pay cut. The Senior Citizens League has good news: they estimate that next year's cost of living adjustment will be 10.5%. If so, that will be the largest increase in Social Security payments since 1981.

Representatives from The American Medical Association and American Dental Association pledged to expand disability training for students during a recent American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry’s One Voice Conference in Florida. Many people with disabilities struggle to find quality health care from professionals who truly understand their needs, so this is a big win.

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