State Aging Offices
As older populations grow and life spans lengthen, state governments offer programs to serve and advocate for their senior citizens and caregivers, some in conjunction with local governmental and private nonprofit organizations.
Visitors to state aging office websites may find information on benefit programs, housing options, in-home and adult day care services, insurance, transportation and employment programs, volunteer programs, senior centers, home-delivered and congregate dining, caregiver support services, long-term care facilities. legal services and related statutes, as well as on issues such as health awareness, medical treatment choices, safety and abuse.
Many of these state aging websites have links to community-based agencies that focus on seniors as well as links to federally-funded programs such as Senior Corps and Foster Grandparents. Some websites also feature discount cards, senior health news, population statistics, safety devices, studies, conferences or an ombudsman for seniors.