Aging Services

Aging Services - Area Agencies on Aging Services

Department of Human Services

Purpose

Aging Services plans, administers, coordinates and evaluates a statewide network of services for older Oklahomans. Aging Services helps develop systems that support the independence and dignity of older persons and promotes citizen involvement in service planning and delivery. Older Americans Act Title III programs and services are administered through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) with federal, state, and local funding.

Contact

Lance Robertson, Director
Aging Services
2401 NW 23rd, Ste 40
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 521-2281
FAX: (405) 521-2086
http://www.okdhs.org/AgingServicesMain.aspx

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Senior Info-Line
(800) 211-2116

Financial Criteria

None

Eligibility

  • Individuals age 60 and older; and
  • under special conditions, persons under 60 may be eligible for certain services (i.e., the spouse of an individual 60 or older, or a person with a disability residing with an eligible person or caregiver, or a grandparent or older relative caregiver, 55 or older, living with and providing care for a child 18 or younger).

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Information & Referral
  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Training for Consumer & Family

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • AT devices are provided or covered.

Application Process

  • Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and request information and services.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Services funded are determined on an area-by-area basis.
  • Attention is given to those older adults with the greatest economic (low income) or social need (rural/isolated area).
  • Services that MAY BE funded and available in each AAA planning and service area includes: Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Counseling (by a Registered Dietitian), Home Repair, Chore Assistance, Evidence-Based Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Activities, Outreach (referrals to other needed services), Legal Services, Transportation, Caregiver Assistance and Respite and Grandparents and Older Relatives Raising Children Caregiver Assistance and Respite, and Long-term Care Ombudsman Services.