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.
Alameda County Department of Aging 6955 Foothill Boulevard Oakland CA 94605 510-577-1900
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.
North Oakland Senior Center 5714 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland CA 94609 510-597-5085