03608 Department of Aging

Find 03608 departments of aging, offices, councils, agencies of aging and adult services. Departments of aging provide information on aging, adult, senior and elder services, elder abuse, care, affairs, assistance, and disabilities.

Townsend Department of Aging 208 Peaked Mountain Road Townshend VT 05353 13.7 miles from 03608 802-365-4478

Brattleboro Department of Aging 178 Linden Street Guilford VT 05301 17.3 miles from 03608 802-257-2573

Barre Town Department of Aging 557 South Barre Road Barre MA 01005 49.4 miles from 03608 978-355-5004

Cummington Department of Aging 33 Main St Cummington MA 01026 49.5 miles from 03608 413-634-2262

Hadley Department of Aging 46 Middle Street Hadley MA 01035 51.6 miles from 03608 413-586-4023

Northampton Department of Aging 67 Conz Street Northampton MA 01060 54.0 miles from 03608 413-586-1228

About Departments of Aging

Are there fees for programs for the elderly?

States have the option of cost sharing for some Older Americans Act programming. Cost sharing usually involves a sliding scale so that programs are still accessible for low-income seniors. For certain Older Americans Act programming, such as elder abuse prevention and meals, cost sharing is not permitted. Other programs offered by counties or cities, such as recreational and cultural programs, may be fee-based.

What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse refers to any abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult age 60 or older. Abuse can be physical, psychological, or sexual in nature. Neglect involves the failure to provide vital services or items that prevent harm to an elderly person. Exploitation is the act of using an older adult's resources for the benefit of another.

What is an Area Agency on Aging?

Area Agencies on Aging were created by the Older Americans Act as part of the national network of service providers for the elderly. They are locally based organizations charged with helping vulnerable older adults live with independence in their homes and communities.