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State and National agencies supporting Area Agencies on Aging:

Under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These programs are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

The Department contracts with the network of 33 Area Agencies on Aging, who directly manage a wide array of federal and state-funded services that provide meals, help finding employment; supportive services to assist older individuals as well as younger adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible; promote healthy aging and community involvement; and support family members in their vital care giving role.

California Department of Aging

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California's Area Agencies on Aging

The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A) leads the development of a statewide, comprehensive, and integrated home and community-based service system that supports dignity, diversity, and choice for older persons and persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and families.

C4A is a nonprofit organization representing California’s 33 area agencies on aging and is the leading voice on aging issues in California. C4A works closely with the Administration on Aging, the California Department of Aging, Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation as well as key provider associations. C4A and its members provide programs that enable older Californians to live independently for as long as possible.

California Association of Area Agencies on Aging


The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research, education, and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.

Administration for Community Living


USAging Leaders in Aging Well at Home

USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. 

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The Elder Care Locator is a public service of the U. S. Administration on Aging that connects individuals with services for older adults and their families.

Elder Care Locator

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