It takes an array of services in the community, collaborating with each other, to achieve the mission of keeping an individual at home. The aging network has always focused on a person-centered approach to the delivery of services, creating a system and a culture that coordinates all available resources to serve the needs of an individual.
The Administration on Aging, as well as state and local aging network programs, collaborate with other agencies and organizations in the parallel systems (including Older Americans Act services, food assistance, home- and community-based services, public health, transition care and the healthcare continuum)  to link services, seizing opportunities to more efficiently serve individuals.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

August 28, 2015

Anad Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Robert Schreiber, MD, of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, have published an article in the Health Affairs Blog that explains how vital it is to connect patients with community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging. The article includes real-world examples as well as data that support… Read more »

Feeding America Baby Boomers and Beyond Facing Hunger After Fifty

July 9, 2015

Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty aims to explore the circumstances of older adults and their households who utilize the Feeding America network of food banks. These individuals are members of a growing older adult population in the United States that has unique health, economic and nutritional needs. Understanding the particular experiences of… Read more »

Healthy Aging Summit

April 30, 2015

The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit goals are to: Explore the science on healthy aging; Identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled; Promote the role of prevention and preventive services in improving quality of life in later years; and Mobilize action to improve the delivery of care for those aging in place or in transition.

Community-Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO Readiness

August 28, 2015

For community-based organizations (CBOs) that have historically been the providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), the change in oversight of managed LTSS (MLTSS) services from the state to managed care organizations (MSO) presents new challenges and opportunities. This issue brief discusses each of following opportunities that CBOs need to address when assessing their readiness to… Read more »

Senior SNAP Outreach Best Practices Toolkit

April 15, 2015

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB), in partnership with Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) and Feeding Texas, has compiled this toolkit based on learnings from a year-long project in which more than 200 seniors in Central Texas were assisted with benefit applications and surveyed on their experience. Specifically, CAFB set out to… Read more »

The National Aging Network Survey: 2013 Results

April 16, 2015

The 2013 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging builds on previous surveys to assess the evolving role of AAAs in the new health care delivery system. Findings from this survey highlight the changing population served by AAAs and how these agencies are building partnerships throughout the delivery system to better meet the needs of… Read more »

Toolkit: POMP To Go Part 1

August 17, 2017

Resource Topic Guide The POMP website contains all the information and tools necessary to conduct performance-related surveys of Older Americans Act service recipients on the state and local level. These tools may also be useful to other social service and support programs. POMP Tutorial for the POMP Toolkit (WMV, 7 minutes) to familiarize you with… Read more »

Cost per Unit Tool

April 16, 2015

The Cost Per Unit Calculation Tool is an additional resource to help organizations determine the costs of services in order to set prices.

Wireless Kiosks: Improving Health and Reducing Costs

April 16, 2015

Use of wireless technology to monitor and provide real-time interventions on senior health issues. The goal is to improve health, thereby reducing ER visits, days in the hospital and delay or eliminate the need for long-term care.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Community Characteristics

April 16, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Community Characteristics webpage allows users to search for fact sheets by Congressional District. The tool looks at demographic data of all households in the district and then does some comparison of those on SNAP versus those who are not. Demographics presented include: age groups, poverty level, race/ethnicity, median income,… Read more »