District of Columbia Office on Aging

Address:
500 K Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
United States
phone:
view phone202-724-5626
fax:
view fax(202) 724-4979
website:
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Description

The Office on Aging was created by DC Law 1-24 in 1975 as the District's State and Area Agency on Aging and structured to carry out advocacy, leadership, management, programmatic, and fiscal responsibilities. The Office on Aging oversees the operation of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). The ADRC provides a single, coordinated system of information and access for individuals seeking long-term services and supports. This is accomplished through the provision of unbiased, reliable information, counseling, and service access to older adults (60 years and older), individuals with disabilities (18 to 59 years old), and their caregivers. The ADRC facilitates the acquisition of services individualized to the unique needs and desires expressed by each person.

Additionally, DCOA also funds a Senior Service Network (“Network”) comprised of 20 community-based non-profit and private organizations that operate more than 30 programs that provide direct services to the District's older adult residents. These services are crucial to the Network and support a broad range of legal, nutrition, social, and health services – including adult day care caregiver support services, hospital discharge planning, long-term care options counseling, nursing home transition services, and other additional support services.

The DC Office on Aging provides the following services below:

Emergency Information for Seniors
Our Senior Service Network
DCOA Services
DC ADRC Information and Assistance
Adult Educational Programs
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services
Employment Training and Placement
Find a Senior Independent Living Apartment
Find an Elder Care Facility
GLBT Resources
Transportation Services
Meals and Nutrition
Legal Services for Seniors
Senior Home Repair Service
Fighting Elder Abuse and Exploitation

Agency Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm