Older Americans Act (OAA) Program
The Older Americans Act (OAA) program provides funding for a wide array of social services for persons age 60 and older. It was enacted in 1965 and has been amended periodically over time.
OAA Title IIIB: This title under the Older Americans Act provides funding for supportive service programs to help improve the well-being of older adults and to help them live independently in their home environment and the community. Some of the services provided under this title include: adult day care, homemaker, personal care, transportation, services at multipurpose senior centers, etc.
OAA Title IIIC1: This title under the Older Americans Act provides funding for congregate meals, outreach, and nutrition education for older persons. Congregate meal centers are located in strategically located centers such as schools, churches, community centers, senior centers and other public or private facilities where persons may receive other social and rehabilitative services. Click “HERE” for a list of congregate meal sites locally or across the state.
OAA Title IIIC2: This title under the Older Americans Act provides funding home-delivered meals and nutrition education to homebound individuals.
OAA Title IIIE: National Family Caregiver Support Program
This title under the Older Americans Act provides services through the National Family Caregiver Support Program to assist families caring for frail older members, and to assist grandparents or older relatives who are caregivers for children 18 and younger or for children of any age who have disabilities.
To find out more information about this program and the services it offers, please contact the Alliance for Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 305-670-4357.
Legal Services Programs
Title III of the Older Americans Act makes funds available specifically for legal assistance to the elderly. Legal Services of Greater Miami is the OAA Legal Services Provider serving Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Contact information for Legal Services of Greater Miami is:
Eligibility for these services is based on age, not income, so elders should provide their age if they call. Priorities are established on the types of legal matters handled. There are also other legal service programs available depending on the legal assistance needed.
To find out more information about any services under the Older Americans Act Program, please contact the Alliance for Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 305-670-4357.