Agency on Aging staff members provide some of the services funded by the Agency. Other services are rendered by organizations that subcontract with the Agency on Aging. Some services are not available in some areas. The Agency on Aging funds or provides the following services:
Help with identifying services to meet the particular needs of an older person, and assistance, if needed, with arranging services. Information on a wide variety of age-related topics.
Job training and placement for people age 55 and older who meet the program's federal income guidelines.
To senior lunch sites, medical appointments, and grocery shopping.
(called "congregate meals")
At senior centers and other central locations.
Such as group exercise, walking clubs, health awareness programs, nutrition counseling, and "Chronic Disease Self Management Education" workshops.
Small jobs, and small modifications for safety and accessibility.
About Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and long-term care insurance policies.
Provides limited financial assistance for basic needs.
Stipends to help people with low income afford the cost of Adult Day Care.
A hot lunch delivered on weekdays. Other types of meals like shelf stable and frozen meals are provided in some areas.
Help with bathing, dressing, grooming, and ambulation. Average level of service is two hours per day, two days per week.
Offers the caregiver a few hours off from the care of a family member who is age 60 and older. Average level of service is three hours, one day per week. Additional hours of respite may be available for the care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
Connects older people with a variety of services and resources that they need to stay well and independent.
Help with heavy household tasks and general maintenance of the home.
An advocate who resolves problems for people receiving long-term care. This includes people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and people who receive home health services at home. The Ombudsman also provides information about long-term care.
For older citizens (who meet the program's federal income guidelines) in certain types of civil matters, such as consumer issues; housing problems; public benefits (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security); pensions and retirement health benefits.
Voucher Program (local non-emergency medical transportation), Miles 4 Vets (wheelchair-accessible transportation for veterans to Salem VA Medical Center and Danville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic), and Volunteer Driver Program (out-of-town non-emergency medical transportation). Programs serve people of all ages.