Oklahoma 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 (AAA): What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Grand Gateway AAA – serving Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers and Washington Counties
- Eastern Oklahoma Development District AAA – serving Adair, Cherokee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah and Wagoner Counties
- Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma AAA – serving Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburgh and Pushmataha Counties
- Southern Oklahoma Development Association AAA – serving Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray and Pontotoc Counties
- Central Oklahoma Economic Development District AAA – serving Hughes, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties
- INCOG AAA – serving Creek, Osage and Tulsa Counties
- Northern Oklahoma Development Authority (NODA) AAA – serving Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Major and Noble Counties
- Areawide Aging Agency – serving Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma Counties
- Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments AAA – serving Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, McClain, Stephens and Tillman Counties
- South Western Oklahoma Developmental Authority (SWODA) AAA – serving Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Kiowa, Jackson, Roger Mills and Washita Counties
- Oklahoma Economic Development Authority AAA – serving Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Texas, Woods and Woodward Counties
- Attorney General’s Office
- Department of Human Services, Aging Services
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – 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.
- Medicaid “SoonerCare” Office
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Oklahoma
- Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter
- LIFE Senior Services – providing information, resources and support to seniors and their families since 1973.
- Long-Term Care Authority – Oklahoma – creates comprehensive health care through partnerships with state government and local communities
- Oklahoma 2-1-1 – connecting people to resources
- Oklahoma Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (OKAHSA) – encouraging residents to be as active and independent as their abilities permit
- Oklahoma Senior Games – motivating active adults 50 and over to lead a healthy lifestyle through senior games
- Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging – serves as the research division of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine
- Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma – helping low-income people and senior citizens with civil legal problems
- Oklahoma Indian Legal Services – serving low-income Indians living in Oklahoma