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.

Medicare Drug Discounts

April 17, 2015

The Affordable Care Act includes benefits to make your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) more affordable. It does this by gradually closing the gap in drug coverage known as the “Donut Hole.”

Aging Initiative – Other Opportunities

April 17, 2015

This web site identifies multiple grant funding opportunities which may be of interest to aging programs, Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) or State Units on Aging (SUAs).

Food Code 2013

April 17, 2015

The Food Code is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It represents FDA’s best advice for a uniform system of provisions that address the safety and protection of food offered at retail and in food service. This model is offered for adoption… Read more »

HHS Poverty Guidelines

April 17, 2015

HHS Poverty Guidelines are a simplification of the poverty thresholds for use for administrative purposes — for instance, determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs.

Código de Alimentario 2009

April 17, 2015

El Código de alimentos es un modelo para resguardar la salud pública y garantizar que los alimentos no se adulteren y se presenten de forma honesta al consumidor. Representa la mejor recomendación de la Administración de Medicamentos y Alimentos (FDA, Food and Drug Administration) para un sistema uniforme de disposiciones que apuntan a la seguridad… Read more »

State Aging and Disability Agencies in Times of Change: State of the States Survey 2011

April 17, 2015

The 2011 survey captured a snapshot of the states in a period of transition and change. Key elements driving continued change include the economic environment, Affordable Care Act implementation, uncertainty in the federal budget particularly with the failure of the Congressional Super Committee, changes in state level leadership, and the 2012 elections.

Benefits Check Up

April 17, 2015

This interactive page is designed to help older persons and/or their caregivers find and enroll in public and private benefits programs. Links help seniors find information and resources regarding the SNAP program, Medicare’s Extra Help program and others.

Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults Position of the American Dietetic As

April 17, 2015

Given the federal cost-containment policy to rebalance long-term care away from nursing homes to home- and community-based services, it is the position of the American Dietetic Association, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Society for Nutrition Education that all older adults should have access to food and nutrition programs that ensure the availability of… Read more »

Resources for Grantseekers

April 17, 2015

This report describes key sources of information on government and private funding, and outlines eligibility for federal grants.

Data Sources on Older Americans 2009

April 17, 2015

Data Sources on Older Americans (DSOA) highlights the contents of government-sponsored surveys and products containing statistical information about the older population. All Federal agencies are invited to contribute to this report and participate in the Forum.