The Older American’s Act of 1965 (OAA) provides funding for services (under 'Title III') for adults age 60 and older. The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging is responsible for the administration of these services in the following counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union.
Services include meal programs, homemaker and personal care aides, transportation, supportive services and care at an adult day center.
Supportive Services include:
- Connecting older adults with public benefits, programs, services, and activities
- Medical claims assistance and advocacy
- Organizing household finances and budgeting
- Assistance with essential shopping and banking
- Telephone reassurance
- Short-term crisis intervention
COAAA has awarded Older Americans Act Title III funds to community organizations included on our Title III Providers list. Many of these organizations have other funding that allows them to provide services in addition to those listed. Waiting lists can occur for OAA services. When contacting these organizations, be sure to describe your situation so they can better meet your needs through the range of assistance available.
There are no financial criteria to meet to receive OAA Title III services. A voluntary donation is suggested but not required. The suggested donation is based on the self-reported income of the person receiving services. Donations are used to extend the funding available for services.
How do I apply?
To apply for Title III services please contact the individual agencies listed on the Title III Providers list.