The strength of the aging network is that it has the freedom to operate at the local community level. The Administration on Aging does not provide a prescriptive set of guidelines, but it establishes basic principles describing goals to be achieved at the local level.

AoA relates in a partnership manner with states and tribes, who use their sovereign relationship with regional and local service areas to designate area agencies to assess what is needed in their own communities and ensure that the funds are spent in ways that are responsive to those needs.

The section of the Library will describe programs at all levels of the aging network, and several of the key partners with whom they collaborate.

NCOA’s Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative

April 16, 2015

The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative is a national program that fights senior hunger by supporting efforts by community-based organizations and agencies to assist older adults (i.e., age 60 and over) in applying for and enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This initiative is supported by a generous grant… Read more »

AoA Programs

April 16, 2015

For over 35 years, the AoA has provided home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. You may have heard about our home-delivered meals programs or nutrition services in congregate settings, or transportation, adult day care, legal assistance or health promotion programs. If you have… Read more »

Administration on Aging Native American Programs

August 16, 2017

The Administration on Aging is dedicated to providing a forum for increased communication between Title VI programs. The goal of this website is to facilitate communication and information dissemination pertaining to training and technical assistance for Title VI Directors. Through this website, Title VI Directors can find announcements, events, training resources, past presentations, reporting assistance,… Read more »

Affordable Care Act

April 15, 2015

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond.

State Medicaid Integration Tracker

April 16, 2015

The State Medicaid Integration Tracker© focuses on the status of the following state actions: Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals and other Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Initiatives, Other LTSS Reform Activities, including: Balancing Incentive Program, Community First Choice Option under §1915(k), and Medicaid Health Homes.

Household Food Security in the United States in 2011

April 16, 2015

Most U.S. households have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living—they are food secure. But a minority of American households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning that their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. This 2012 report updates the national statistics… Read more »

Supplemental Security Income

April 16, 2015

Established in 1974, SSI provides cash assistance to older adults and/or individuals with disabilities who have low income and few assets.  Currently, about 60 percent of SSI recipients are adults with disabilities (ages 18 to 64), about 15 percent are disabled children (under age 18), and about 25 percent are older adults (age 65 or… Read more »

Home and Community-Based Services in Assisted Living Facilities

April 16, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a study to identify the costs and types of home and community-based services (HCBS) covered under 1915(c) waivers for Medicaid beneficiaries residing in assisted living facilities (ALFs). Additionally, to determine the extent to which Medicaid programs complied with federal and state… Read more »

Elder Economic Security Initiative

April 16, 2015

The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ is national campaign dedicated to building economic security for older adults through a multi-pronged approach that includes organizing, advocacy and research. The Initiative enables policy makers, aging advocates and others to develop policies and programs to help elders age in place with dignity while promoting their economic security. A key… Read more »

Glossary of Acronyms

April 16, 2015

Definitions of common acronyms used in government program descriptions and reports.