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.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Data System

April 16, 2015

This data set provides time-series data on State and county-level estimates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels, combined with area estimates of total population, the number of persons in poverty, and selected socio-demographic characteristics of the population.

California’s Older Adult Participation in SNAP

April 17, 2015

California has the lowest older adult participation in the SNAP program nationwide. California Department of Aging and other state agencies have worked together to increase the older adult participation in SNAP. BarbaraEstrada.pdf

Food Desert Locator

April 17, 2015

The Food Desert Locator: presents a spatial overview of where food-desert census tracts are located; provides selected population characteristics of food-desert census tracts; and offers data on food-desert census tracts that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.

Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MMLTSS): Increasing State Interest & Implications

April 17, 2015

This Forum session (Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MMLTSS): Increasing State Interest and Implications for Consumers, Quality of Care, Providers, and Costs) explored lessons learned from state experiences with MMLTSS, evidence of its effect on cost savings and quality outcomes, actions being taken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help… Read more »


April 17, 2015

Caregivers are people who take care of other adults, often parents or spouses, or children with special medical needs. Some caregivers are family members; others are paid. Caregiving is hard, and caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This web site has… Read more »

Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2010

April 17, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides millions of Americans with the means to purchase food for a nutritious diet. SNAP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants… Read more »