Arkansas senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- State Map of Agencies on Aging
- Region 1 – Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Washington Counties
- Region 2 – Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff Counties
- Region 3 – Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and St. Francis Counties
- Region 4 – Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln Counties
- Region 5 – Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski, and Saline Counties
- Region 6 – Clark, Conway, Garland, Hot Spring, Johnson, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Pope, and Yell Counties
- Region 7 – Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Howard, LaFayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, Sevier, and Union Counties
- Region 8 – Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, and Sebastian Counties
- Arkansas Adult Protective Services
- Attorney General’s Office
- Division of Aging and Adult Services
- Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging
- Medicaid Office
State Associations and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Arkansas
- Alzheimer’s Arkansas – separate entity from the national association providing services to Arkansas families affected by any kind of dementia
- Alzheimer’s Association – Arkansas Chapter
- Arkansas Geriatric Education Center
- Center on Aging – South Arkansas
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.