Columbia Art Center

Columbia Art Center is open to everyone and offers a wide variety of art classes, workshops, exhibitions, field trips and more. An example of a great program for mature adults is the Off the Beaten Path Gallery Tour Series. Have fun touring different local galleries and artists’ studios in the comfort of a driven van. Each month features a different trip, with lunch on your own at a selected fashionable restaurant. Each tour departs from Columbia Art Center promptly at 10 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m. Each tour is $40 per person. For a schedule of upcoming tours and a listing of other upcoming programs, visit the Art Center webpage.

Senior Advisory Committee

CA has a Senior Advisory Committee with the goal to advise CA on the needs, interest and concerns of Columbia’s mature adult residents. The monthly committee meetings are open to the public and are held at rotating locations throughout Columbia. For more information on how to become involved as a committee member, please call 410-715-3161.

Seniors Events Shuttle

Sponsored by the Senior Advisory Committee, the Senior Events Shuttle offers free curb-to-curb evening and weekend transportation shuttle to cultural events throughout Howard County for groups of four or more, ages 60 and older. To request a ride, please call 410-715-3087 one week prior to the event and leave a message. Click here to learn more.

Volunteer Center Serving Howard County

Are you interested in making a difference in our community? The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County connects individuals, youth, families, groups and businesses with volunteer opportunities, ranging from one-time events to ongoing programs. For more information, please call 410-715-3172, email or visit

Columbia Community Exchange

Howard County’s Time Banking program, the Columbia Community Exchange is a community-based time banking program offered by Columbia Association to provide an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors through the mutual exchange of everyday services. Membership is free and the concept is simple: spend an hour doing something for a fellow member and earn a Time Dollar. Then you have a Time Dollar to buy an hour of another member’s time or service.

Here are some ideas of services that you can provide to members.

Have questions? Click here to read our FAQ’s.

Columbia Association Golf

With two great courses to choose from, Hobbit’s Glen and Fairway Hills Golf Clubs, mature adults have access to lessons, daily play, leagues and more! Hobbit’s Glen is a private, member only club, but does offer special daily play deals. Additionally, Hobbit’s offers two membership options, a full annual membership and a weekday annual membership. For more information on membership specials, please contact Membership Service Center at 410-715-3184.

Fairway Hills is open to the public for daily play, but also offers a full annual membership and a weekday annual membership. A season pass is available for purchase at Fairway Hills

For more information on the variety of leagues that are a great place to meet new friends while enjoying the game of golf, visit Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club or Fairway Hills Golf Club and click on “Leagues.

Home Accessibility and Repair Program

Need help modifying your home to meet your changing needs? The Howard County Department of Citizen Services Home Accessibility and Repair Program, coordinated by the Office on Aging, assists Howard County residents of varied income levels in identifying home modification needs and resources. Financial help is available for qualified homeowners. Through funding provided by Columbia Association, there are resources specifically available to Columbia residents. Please view the flier for details. For more information or to apply, please call the Office on Aging’s Maryland Access Point at 410-313-5980 (or Relay 711 for the deaf and hard of hearing).