Programs & Activities

The Administration for Community Living oversees a number of programs that support older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.

Administration on Aging

Administration on Aging (AoA) programs, funded under the Older Americans Act, provide assistance to older persons and their caregivers, as well as critical support services, that help older adults remain independent and involved in their communities.

Services include:

  • Elder Rights Services provide a range of programs that help to protect the rights of vulnerable and at-risk older individuals both the community and long-term care settings.
  • Health, Prevention, and Wellness Programs help older adults remain as healthy as possible. Efforts include evidence-based disease and disability prevention programs and the Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program.
  • Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans Program acknowledges the unique cultural and social traditions of Native and Tribal communities.
  • National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information provides information and resources to help individuals plan for future long-term care.
  • National Family Caregiver Support Program provides a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.
  • Nutrition Services provide balanced and nutritious meals at home or at a congregate setting such as a senior center, church, or another community facility.
  • Support Services assist older adults to maintain their independence in their communities. Services include assistance with transportation, in-home care, community-based services such as adult day care, and information and referral assistance.

Other programs offer older persons opportunities to enhance their health and serve their communities through volunteer programs. Visit the Administration on Aging website to learn more about these and other programs.

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Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) supports approaches that shape attitudes, raise expectations, change outdated or broken systems, and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to pursue the lives they imagine for themselves. AIDD provides financial and leadership support to specific types of organizations in every state and territory in the United States. These organizations help individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families obtain the support they need to achieve all aspects of a life envisioned and defined by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.

Programs include:

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Combined Aging and Disability Programs

The Center for Disability and Aging Policy advises and supports the ACL Administrator and Principal Deputy Administrator in developing effective Federal policies and programs to address the needs of individuals with disabilities and the aging of the nation’s population. The Center supports, plans, coordinates and oversees the implementation of policies, programs and special initiatives designed to overcome barriers that prevent older Americans and persons with disabilities from fully participating and contributing in an inclusive community life.

Please select from the areas below to learn more:

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Last Modified: 2/9/2015