Technology Zone with Baltimore County Public Library
Baltimore County Public Library provides opportunities to explore, learn, create and connect. With 19 branches and four bookmobiles offering mobile engagement, we take pride in being embedded in our communities. The library provides materials in the form of books, movies, music, audiobooks and magazines. We have many online resources as well, including research databases, downloadables and streaming movies. Each branch offers internet access and many provide technology classes on basic computer skills, introduction to Microsoft Office and how to navigate the internet. We offer free programs for a range of customers, including book clubs, art programs, job search assistance and professional law services. You can even apply for a passport at three of our branches.
Here at the Power of Age Expo, we can connect you with books, technology and more. Experience virtual reality by trying our Oculus Rift software. Have no experience with tech but recently acquired a new smartphone or tablet? We are on hand to assist you with downloading the cloudLibrary, Libby and Kanopy apps so that you can take the library on the go. Looking for a great book? We have two book talk sessions each day to explore new titles for you to read or to share with your book club. There is even a spot to sit down one-on-one with a library staff member to ask questions, learn about the library and help point you in the right direction.
If you don’t have a library card, what are you waiting for? Stop by our table and say hello! Connect with us and be connected to a world of possibility.
Be all in at Baltimore County Public Library.
The Pamper Yourself Area of the Expo provides beauty services to Expo guests free of charge:
- Nail polish
- Hair comb outs
- Hair curling
- Beauty consultations
Services are offered courtesy of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences students.
Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services
The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under the direction of Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP, provides governance and administrative oversight to the Department of Health, Department of Social Services, Office of Housing, Local Management Board and the Office of Human Relations. HHS promotes well-being among individuals and families by providing quality health, housing and social services.
Stop by the HHS booth to take advantage of an onsite blood pressure check or to get a rapid hepatitis C test. You can also receive information and consult with staff about adult immunizations, dental health resources, prescription drug awareness, and cancer and diabetes prevention tips, and find out more about available resources to help you quit smoking.
If you are looking to add to your family by adopting a pet, the Cuddle Shuttle can help you. Offering a variety of animals to get to know, love and take home, this mobile animal adoption unit also provides low-cost rabies vaccinations and spay-and-neuter services for your new or current pet.
Providing an array of valuable information and services during the Expo—and connecting visitors to resources afterwards—is just one of the many ways that HHS staff is making strides toward the vision of a county where people lead healthy, safe, productive lives. Be sure to visit our booth!
Flu and Pneumonia Shot Clinic
Flu shots and pneumonia vaccines will be provided at the Expo by the Baltimore County Department of Aging in the Cow Palace:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a flu shot if you are over age 50 or have:
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- History of stroke or heart attack
- Chronic respiratory disorder
- Compromised immune system
The shots and vaccines will be provided at no cost for Medicare B beneficiaries. The following other insurances will be accepted:
- Aetna participants: Free flu shots, $95 pneumonia shots
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts participants: Free flu shots, $95 pneumonia shots
- Healthspring participants: Free flu shots and free pneumonia shots
- Humana participants: Free flu shots and free pneumonia shots
- Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield participants: Free flu shots, $95 pneumonia shots
- Sierra Health and Life participants: Free flu shots, $95 pneumonia shots
- SummaCare participants: Free flu shots and free pneumonia shots
- Private Pay Cost to all others: $35 low dose (Quadrivalent) flu shots, $80 high dose (FLUAD) flu shots and $95 pneumonia shots; cash or checks made payable to Maxim Healthcare Services
Flu shots and pneumonia vaccines will be available at Baltimore County senior centers as well as the Expo. Be sure to mark your calendars.
Baltimore County State Health Insurance Assistance Program Outreach
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will offer one-on-one assistance to Medicare beneficiaries. Since the Expo takes place right before open enrollment for Part D Prescription drug plans, this is the perfect opportunity to verify that your drug plan is the most economical for your prescription needs. Bring your drug list including dosage and frequency, your Medicare card and any other information about your drug coverage.
Due to the fact that drug plan formularies, deductibles and costs are allowed to change each year, everyone should research their drug plan annually.