The Administration on Aging (AoA) provides opportunities and services which enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
Over the past three decades, AoA has developed a nationwide network of State and Area Agencies on Aging, and Tribal Organizations. These Agencies plan, develop and support comprehensive in-home and community services that create opportunities for active older persons and meet the needs of older persons at risk of losing their independence.
In many communities across the nation, older people now have access to information and referral services, job and volunteer opportunities, senior center and day care center programs, transportation, a nationwide congregate and home delivered meals program, and homemaker and home health aide services. Older persons also have legal services, nursing home ombudsmen services and counseling programs to assist them if they are abused, neglected or exploited. But our mission will not be completed until all older persons who want them, have the needed services to remain in their own homes and communities. AoA's programs help older people and their caregivers to enhance and support their independence, the hallmark of our Nation and the birthright of every American.
If you would like to know more about the Administration on Aging (AoA), visit their website: Administration on Aging.