Government Agency Listings

A public or private non-profit agency, designated by the state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels and is funded by The Older Americans Act and State Revenue.  AAA’s coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes – if that is their preference – aided by services such as Meals-on-Wheels, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option. To find the Office on Aging near you call: 800-677-1116

This agency takes complaints about businesses that don’t make good on their promises or cheat people out of money.

(202) 326-2222 • www.ftc.gov

“DIMINISHED FINANCIAL CAPACITY”

Is a term used to describe a decline in the ability to manage money and financial assets to serve an individual’s best interest. When people of any age lose the capability to manage their finances, they may also become more vulnerable to fraud and financial abuse.

855-411-2372 • www.consumerfinance.gov

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Service. Learn about Support Services, Meals, Housing and Home Repair, Legal or Elder Rights, Health, Transportation, and more…

Start an online chat at: www.eldercare.aci.gov

You can also speak with an Information Specialist Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm ET

800-677-1116 • www.eldercare.aci.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Staff are experienced Registered Dietitians who work at USDA’s National Agricultural Library as Nutrition Information Specialists. They are available to answer food and nutrition questions. Questions and comments can be provided via email and you will receive a response to your inquiry. Find nutrition information for older adults to eat healthy, reduce disease risk, and deal with changes that affect appetite. www.nutrition.gov

Social Security / Medicare / Medicaid

800-772-1213 • www.medicare.gov

SHIPs are free, state counseling services that help seniors or caregivers understand their Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap (Medicare Supplemental Insurance), and Medicaid benefits. Anyone with Medicare related questions is free to call a SHIP’s counselor even if they are not currently enrolled in Medicare.

877-839-2675 • www.shiptacenter.org

Alcohol – Tobacco – Other Drugs

National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

866-237-8255 • www.samhsa.gov

Helpline • Veteran Services • Spouse Benefits

If the deceased was a veteran or veteran’s widow/widower contact the Veteran’s office for information on benefits.

800-827-1000

714-480-6555 • www.va.gov

Healthy aging is about much more than staying in good physical shape—it’s also about maintaining a sense of purpose and your zest for life. These articles can help you live with meaning and joy throughout your senior

years. • www.helpguide.org

A senior support network of members that are experts in healthcare, financial services, elder law, design and home remodeling, that are dedicated to helping meet the needs of our aging population by assisting those who wish to remain independent in the housing of your choice. www.aginginplace.org

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