Directory of State Agencies on Aging

When it comes to caring for elderly parents, you are not alone. Promoting and encouraging the health, independence and dignity of America’s seniors is a mission of the federal government and the states. The passage of the Older Americans Act in 1965 by Congress established the Administration on Aging, which is tasked with developing “a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.” To accomplish this goal, AoA distributes grant monies to states to fund state and community-based services or resources that provide assistance to seniors and their families with transportation, assistance with daily living activities, health care and nutrition.

To receive grant funding, states are required to have a unit that is responsible for writing a State Plan on Aging that details how services and resources are coordinated to serve seniors and individuals with disabilities in their state. Oftentimes this unit also distributes grant monies to locally-based Area Agencies on Aging that work directly with seniors and their families. States also offer Aging and Disability Resource Centers that connect seniors and their families to resources offered in their county or throughout the state.

Below is a listing of states and the agency that serves as an advocate and resource for the seniors in their state.

StateState Agency or DepartmentAging and Disability Resource Center
AlabamaDepartment of Senior ServicesAging and Disability Resource Center
AlaskaSenior and Disabilities Services DivisionArea Agencies on Aging
ArizonaDivision of Aging and Adult ServicesAZ Links
ArkansasDivision of Aging and Adult ServicesChoices in Living Resource Center
CaliforniaDepartment of AgingArea Agencies on Aging
ColoradoAging and Adult ServicesArea Agencies on Aging
ConnecticutAging Services DivisionArea Agencies on Aging
DelawareDivision of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical DisabilitiesAging and Disability Resource Connection
FloridaDepartment of Elder AffairsArea Agencies on Aging
GeorgiaDivision of Aging ServicesAging and Disability Resource Connection
Hawai’iExecutive Office of AgingAging and Disability Resource Center
IllinoisDepartment of AgingArea Agencies on Aging
IndianaDivision of AgingArea Agencies on Aging
IowaDepartment of AgingLifeLong LinksKansasDepartment for Aging and Disability ServicesAging and Disability Resource CenterKentuckyDepartment of Aging and Independent LivingAging and Disability Resource GuideLouisianaOffice of Elderly AffairsArea Agencies on AgingMaineOffice of Aging and Disability ServicesArea Agencies on AgingMarylandDepartment of AgingMaryland Access Point (MAP)MassachusettsExecutive Office of Elder AffairsAging and Disabilities Information LocatorMichiganOffice of Services to the AgingArea Agencies on AgingMinnesotaBoard on AgingSenior LinkMississippiDepartment of Human ServicesArea Agencies on AgingMissouriSenior & Disability ServicesAging Information NetworkMontanaSenior & Long Term Care DivisionArea Agencies on AgingNebraskaDivision of Medicaid & Long-Term CareAging and Disability Resource CenterNevadaAging & Disability Services DivisionNevada’s Care ConnectionNew HampshireBureau of Elderly and Adult ServicesServiceLinkNew JerseyDivision of Aging ServicesAging and Disability Resource ConnectionNew MexicoAging & Long-Services DepartmentAging and Disability Resource CenterNew YorkOffice for the AgingNY ConnectsNorth CarolinaDivision of Aging and Adult ServicesCommunity Resource Connections for Aging and DisabilitiesNorth DakotaAdults and Aging ServicesAging and Disability Resource-LINKOhioDepartment of AgingArea Agencies on AgingOklahomaAging Services DivisionArea Agencies on AgingOregonAging and People with DisabilitiesAging and Disability Resource ConnectionPennsylvaniaDepartment of AgingArea Agencies on AgingRhode IslandDivision of Elderly AffairsThe PointSouth CarolinaOffice on AgingSC AccessSouth DakotaDivision of Adult Services and AgingArea Agencies on AgingTennesseeCommission on Aging and DisabilityAging and Disability Resource CenterTexasDepartment of Aging and Disability ServicesArea Agencies on AgingUtahDivision of Aging and Adult ServicesAging and Disability Resource ConnectionVermontDivision of Disability and AgingArea Agencies on AgingVirginiaDivision for the AgingVirginia Easy AccessWashingtonAging & Disability Services AdministrationArea Agencies on AgingWest VirginiaBureau of Senior ServicesAging and Disability Resource CenterWisconsinServices for the ElderlyArea Agencies on AgingWyomingAging Division Aging and Disability Resource Center

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