Administration on Aging (AoA)
AoA's mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. Their mission statement also is to help society prepare for an aging population.
California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
C4A is an association of directors of California’s 33 Area Agencies on Aging which implement the provisions of the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act. It serves as an advocate for meeting the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities.
California Commission on Aging (CCoA)
The California Commission on Aging (CCoA) was established in 1973 by the Burton Act. It was confirmed in the original Older Californians Act of 1980 and reconfirmed in the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act of 1996. It is comprised of 25 commissioners; 19 appointed by the Govenor, 3 appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and 3 by the Senate Rules Committee. All Commissioners serve three year terms as volunteers.
The Commission serves as "the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including, but not limited to, advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations made by state and federal departments and agencies related to programs and services that affect older individuals." As such it is the principal advisory body to the Govenor, State Legislature, and State, Federal and local departments and agencies on issues affecting older individuals in order to ensure a quality of life for older Californians so they may live with dignity in their chosen environment.
California Department of Aging
The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilites, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program
The Department contracts with the network of Area Agencies on Aging, who directly manage a wide array of federal and state-funded services that help older adults find employment; support older and disabled individuals to live as independently as possible in the community; promote healthy aging and community involvement; and assist family members in their vital care giving role. CDA also contracts directly with agencies that operate the elderly, and certifies Adult Day Health Care centers for the Medi-Cal program.
The Department's mission is to promote the independence and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities, and families through
- Access to information and services to improve the quality of their lives;
- Opportunities for community involvement; and
- Support for family members providing care.
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
California Senior Legislature
Established by state law, the mission of the California Senior Legislature is to help preserve and enhance the quality of life for older Californians and their families. The California Senior Legislature (CSL) was established in 1981. It is a nonpartisan, volunteer organization made up of 120 elected members to represent seniors throughout the state through legislative action.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., N4A advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.
Network of Care
Network of Care is part of a broad effort by the County of Riverside to improve and better coordinate long-term care services locally. This comprehensive, internet-based resource is for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
Riverside County Foundation on Aging
The Riverside County Foundation on Aging works to ensure that programs and services provided by the County to its older adults will keep pace with current and future needs. To accomplish this, the Foundation works to strengthen and expand programs offered by the Riverside County Office on Aging, and to support the work of the Riverside County Advisory Council on Aging.
Riverside County Home Page
Riverside: Community Access Center
The mission of Community Access Center (CAC) is to empower persons with disabilities to control their own lives, create an accessible community and advocate to achieve complete social, economic, and political integration, CAC will implement this vision by providing information, supportive services and independent living skills training. The primary purpose of Community Access Center is to empower consumers with disabilities by providing services and information to support them in making choices that wll positively affect their independence. CAC will accomplish this though a social-rehabilitation model. The Center serves all people with physical and mental disabilities regardless of race, ancestry, religion, age, martial status, sexual preference, gender, and/or income.
Social Security Administration
Triple-A Council of California (TACC)
The Area Agency on Aging Council of California, also known as the Triple-A Council of California or TACC, represents the 33 Area Agency on Aging Advisory Councils. The mission of the Triple-A Council of Californai (TACC) is to promote communication and collaboration among local advisory councils, and key state partners, to:
- Educate through the exchange of information, ideas, trends, and models of service delivery,
- Advocate on issues of concern in local/state planning processes, and
- Strengthen the advocacy effectiveness and leadership skills of local advisory councils.
Volunteer Center of Riverside County
2060 University Ave. Suite 212
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 686-4402
Fax: (951) 686-7417
Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
6296 Rivercrest Drive, Suite K
Riverside, CA 92507-0738
Phone (951) 867-3800
Community Service and Senior Center Support
Colorado River Senior/Community Center
HCR 20, Box 3408
Blythe, CA 92225
Phone: (760) 922-6133
Fax: (760) 922-6135
Income Support/ Material Aid
Second Harvest Food Bank
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone: (951) 359-4757
Fax: (951) 359-8314