The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
Also runs the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, Office for American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs. Office of Long-term Care Ombudsman Programs. and Older Americans Act and Aging Network.
Visit the links below for more information about the network and community-based organizations working to support older adults:
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Senior Centers and Supportive Services for Older Adults
- State Units on Aging