can I find resources and services that help older adults?
directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers
locate local support resources.
information on how to locate a wide variety of services like meals,
home care transportation, housing alternative, home repair, recreation,
social activities, legal and other community services.
the names and phone numbers of organizations within a desired location,
anywhere in the country.
is a public service of the Administration on Aging and it is administered
by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National
Association of State Units on Aging.
find services and resources in your area call the toll-free number:
1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eastern
- The online
version will provide consumers with basic contact information about
elder service agencies in the state and local area requested by zip
Resource Directory for Older People
directory that provides the names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax
numbers of organizations that serve older adults.
Federal Government agencies, State Units on Aging, State Long-Term
Care Ombudsman Programs, AoA-supported resource centers, professional
societies, private groups and volunteer programs.
- It is
a cooperative effort of the National
Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Administration
on Aging (AoA).
- The Resource
Directory can be accessed at: <http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/resource.html>
Meals on Wheels Association of America
a Search for a Program service through their website. Click
the tab Search
for a Program on the left side of their home page and follow
- A new
computer program, established by the National Council on Aging, helps
older Americans, their families and caregivers determine what benefits
seniors qualify for and how to claim them.
- The Benefits-Checkup
database has information on roughly 1,000 different federal and state
programs designed to help older citizens, including Supplemental Security
Income, Medicaid, food stamps, pharmacy assistance, property tax relief,
veterans benefits, health insurance, counseling, heat and energy programs
and nutrition services.
- The process
begins at www.benefitscheckup.org.
A questionnaire pops up with inquiries about income, health, prior work
experience, and other pertinent information. It takes about 15 minutes
to fill out and results in a report that tells the senior about benefits
programs for which he or she qualifies. The Benefits Checkup
is completely confidential.
Posted on: 08/01/01