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.
Locate a Health Center Near You
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what you can afford based on your income. Health centers provide services that include checkups when you are well, treatment when you are sick, complete care when you are pregnant, and immunizations and checkups for your children. Some health centers also provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services. Contact the health center organization directly to confirm the availability of specific services and to make an appointment. Health centers provide service that include:
- checkups when you are well
- treatment when you are sick
- complete care then you are pregnant
- immunizations and checkups for children
- some centers provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services.
Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Enter an address or place name in the search field to find health centers near you by clicking on the HRSA Database. The HRSA Contact Center is available at 877-464-4772, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST weekdays (except federal holidays).
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.