21872 Department of Aging

Find 21872 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.

Worcester County Department of Aging 4767 Snow Hill Road Snow Hill MD 21863 17.9 miles from 21872 410-632-1277

Worcester County Department of Aging 400 Walnut Street Pocomoke MD 21851 27.8 miles from 21872 410-957-0391

Delaware State Department of Aging 18 North Walnut Street Milford DE 19963 35.1 miles from 21872 302-424-7310

Cape May County Department of Aging 4005 Route 9 South Rio Grande NJ 08242 47.3 miles from 21872 609-886-3400

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.