Outside California

Call 1-800-677-1116
Eldercare Locator

For information on services for seniors or adults with disabilities who live outside California.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP)

For one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers.

Programs & Services

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Medi-Cal Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) centers, or other contracted agencies.

Food & Nutrition

Nutrition sites serve healthy meals in a group setting with an opportunity to socialize with others. These sites may also provide nutrition education, nutrition risk screening, and nutrition counseling. Participant contributions are welcome, but not required.

The Home-Delivered Meals Program provides nutritious meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screening. Participant contributions are welcome, but not required.

Home & Community Services

Services that enables older adults to access resources that support healthy living and promote independence. Together, these services promote older adults’ ability to maintain the highest possible levels of function, participation, and dignity in the community.

A variety of services are available and vary by area. Services are either provided directly by Area Agencies on Aging or partnerships with service providers.

Family Caregiver Services

The Family Caregiver Services program addresses the unique needs of family members who provide care to a relative. Available services may include respite care, training, counseling, and more!

Senior Employment Training

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides job training to low-income, unemployed adults age 55 and over. Participants gain part-time work experience in non-profit and government agencies and are paid the highest of state or local minimum wages. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

CalFresh Healthy Living

The CalFresh Healthy Living program [formerly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) program] provides evidence-based nutrition and physical education activities for older adults age 60 and older. These activities are delivered at congregate nutrition sites and other settings. Activities are intended to encourage participants on a limited budget to make healthy food choices, decrease social isolation, and increase the overall well-being and self esteem of older adults.