For telephone guidance in identifying resources and services that can support older adults and their families contact our help line at: (202) 364-0020

"Thank you so much for the time you spent with me on the phone today. I feel more hopeful about the situation with my parents. I will follow up on the great suggestions you offered. Thank you for the multitude of ideas." - Ms. T., daughter



Caregiver Resources

Education & Research

Health & Nutrition


Legal Assistance

Local Senior Service Organizations

Public Agencies & Programs

Transportation Options


DC Senior Advisory Coalition
The DC Senior Advisory Coalition (SAC) seeks to be a unifying voice, advocating to improve the quality of life for and with older adults in the District of Columbia.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning.

National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation's leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Their membership includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, and hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners.

Caregiver Resources
Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Education & Research

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national, and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias.

American Society on Aging
Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.

National Institute on Aging
Since 1974, the National Institute on Aging -- one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institute of Health -- has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.

Health & Nutrition provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.


Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook
Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook was founded by Steve Gurney in 1990 to provide individuals, families, and professionals with the most comprehensive listing of every retirement community, assisted living, nursing and rehab center and home care option in the DC, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland.

Senior Living Map
The Senior Living Map provides a current, geographically-based compilation of senior living facilities.

About Assisted Living
Information on assisted living options.

Legal Assistance

Legal Council for the Elderly
Championing the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocate at the administrative and legislative levels to ensure that laws and regulations work for poor seniors. The NSCLC trains over 10,000 advocates and service providers on the rights of poor seniors every year.

Local Senior Service Organizations

Jewish Council for the Aging
Founded in 1973, The Jewish Council for the Aging helps many older adults who need help to live independently and to thrive. They help seniors and their caregivers access providers and resources across the Beltway. They provide answers to many transportation, home care, housing and employment needs.

Public Agencies & Programs

Administration for Community Living
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act. The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration, is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and health insurance portability standards.

DC Office on Aging
Agency coordinating a wide range of services and providing information for older adults throughout Washington, DC.

Office of Personnel Management Retirement Services
Office of Personnel Management Retirement Services provides online assistance for government employees.

Social Security Administration
Social Security delivers a broad range of services online at and through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and their State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.

Virginia Division for the Aging
Fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership, advocacy and oversight of state and community programs, and guides the Commonwealth in preparing for an aging population.

Transportation Options

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
A wide array of accessible transportation options is available for people with disabilities and senior citizens throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area

Montgomery County Government
Transportation options for people with disabilities and seniors


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