Welcome to the Administration on Aging (AoA) web site. Our site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. Whether you are an older individual, a caregiver, a community service provider, a researcher, or a student, you will find valuable information provided in a user-friendly way.
For over 35 years, the AoA has provided home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. You may have heard about our home-delivered meals programs or nutrition services in congregate settings, or transportation, adult day care, legal assistance or health promotion programs. If you have visited a nursing home, you may have talked to one of our Ombudsmen, who provide an on-going presence in long-term care facilities, monitoring care and conditions and providing a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves. Our National Family Caregiver Support Program provides a variety of services to help people who are caring for family members who are chronically ill or who have disabilities.
As the Assistant Secretary for Aging, my goal is to make sure that all older
Americans and their families have the information and assistance
they need to make informed decisions about their life choices
now and in the future. Choices that help people maintain and improve
their health as they age.
Choices that help families care for their loved ones, and most importantly
- choices that help older people stay at home and have care options
other than nursing home care.
I am honored to serve as Assistant Secretary for Aging in the Department of Health and Human Services. I hope our website will assist you in obtaining the information that you need. Each one of us has the power to shape the possibilities of our future. Access to useful information is the first step.
Josefina G. Carbonell
Assistant Secretary for Aging
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