Elder Guru

What is an Area Agency on Aging?

Area Agencies on Aging were established in 1973 under the Older Americans Act to assist Americans aged 60 and over in local communities. Area Agency on Aging services are administered differently from state to state, delivered through non-profits, county governments, or state governments. They provide or coordinate a wide range of services that assist older adults. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and assistance
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Care planning
  • Medicare and Social Security outreach and assistance
  • Caregiver resources
  • Home and community based services
  • Benefits assistance
  • Elder rights
  • Housing

Find your Agency on Aging by visiting the Resources by State page.