A Department of Aging is a government agency at the state, county, or local level charged with providing assistance to elderly members of the community. Departments of Aging provide a number of services and programs to promote the health, safety, and independence of the elderly, including health and wellness programs, caregiver services, and elder abuse prevention. At the local level, Departments of Aging are involved in directly providing services, which can include cultural and recreational programming.
Hawaii County Department of Aging 1055 Kinoole Street Hilo HI 96720 808-961-8600
A Senior Center is a local organization that provides programming and services for older members of the community. Senior Centers offer a variety of programming, including cultural and recreational events, classes on nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing, and technology assistance. Senior Centers also help area seniors access social services for the elderly by providing workshops on senior rights, access to Medicare, and transportation assistance.
Hawaii County Senior Center 127 Kamana Street Hilo HI 96720 808-961-8708
Kamuela Senior Center 64-720 Keakakea Place Waimea HI 96743 808-887-0243