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.

Serving America’s Older Adults – 2017 Area Agency on Aging National Survey Report

July 11, 2017

With a grant from the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio to conduct an online survey that gathers information about AAA services, staffing, budgets and their evolving involvement in activities such as… 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 »

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.

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 »

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 »

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.”

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.