Just Saying….


The need is recognized, the funds are available. Why put seniors in a setting with just other seniors?  Why don’t we renew their sense of purpose and give them something to be excited about by adding children, young people and pets?  <—– the purpose behind intergenerational care centers.

Administration on Aging (AoA)

Supportive Services and Senior Centers Program

Authorizing Legislation: Section 321 of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended

The Purpose of the Program and How it Works
Data Highlight Extensive Services Provided to Seniors
Funding History
Resources and Useful links
The Purpose of the Program and How it Works

Home and Community-Based Supportive Services, established in 1973, provides grants to States and Territories using a formula based primarily on their share of the national population aged 60 and over. The grants fund a broad array of services that enable seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible. These services include but are not limited to:

Access services such as transportation, case management, and information and assistance; In-home services such as personal care, chore, and homemaker assistance; andCommunity services such as legal services, mental health services, and adult day care.
This program also funds multi-purpose senior centers that coordinate and integrate services for the older adults such as congregate meals, community education, health screening, exercise/health promotion programs and transportation.

Each State uses an intrastate funding formula to allocate funds to its area agencies on aging. Area agencies on aging have the flexibility to use their funds to provide the supportive services that best meet the needs of seniors in their planning and service areas.

Data Highlight Extensive Services Provided to Seniors

Services provided by the HCBS program in FY 2012 include:

Transportation Services—provided nearly 25 million rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, senior centers, meal sites, and other critical daily activities.
Personal Care, Homemaker, and Chore Services—provided over 27 million hours of assistance to seniors unable to perform daily activities (such as eating, dressing or bathing) or instrumental activities of daily living (such as shopping or light housework)
Adult Day Care/Day Health Services—provided over 8 million hours of care for dependent adults in a supervised, protective group setting during some portion of a twenty-four hour day.
Case Management Services—provided over 3.6 million hours of assistance in assessing needs, developing care plans, and arranging services for older persons or their caregivers.
For more information on OAA service data see the Aging Network’s State Program Reports.Just saying

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