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.
Los Angeles Department of Aging 3580 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90010 213-252-4000
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.
Claude Pepper Senior Center 1762 South La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90035 310-559-9677
North Hollywood Senior Center 11430 Chandler Boulevard Los Angeles CA 91601 818-763-5361
Westminster Senior Center 1234 Pacific Avenue Los Angeles CA 90291 310-392-5566