The Area Agency on Aging is a nationwide network of State and local programs that help older people to plan and care for their life long needs. They were created under Federal law, Older Americans Act. Their goal is to keep seniors living independently in their own homes. They provide social services and nutrition services for elders, and support for caregivers.The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAA’s) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., N4A advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.
Benefits.gov, the official benefits website of the United States, features a portal of resources for Native American, Alaska Native and tribal populations. It provides information about services available through the Federal government on topics ranging from assistance for those with severe disabilities to congressional internships for American Indian/Alaska Natives.
UIHP consists of 34 non-profit programs nationwide under the Title V of the Indian Heath Care Improvement Act. The range of I.H.S. Urban grant and contract programs include: information, outreach and referral, dental services, comprehensive primary care services, limited primary care services, community health, substance abuse, behavioral health services, immunizations, HIV activities, health promotion and disease prevention funded through state, federal and local resources.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP is the only federally assisted job training program focused on the needs of low income older adults by providing paid training, meaningful community service and skills development. The goals are to transition participants into unsubsidized employment so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency and to promote useful opportunities in community service.