About Us

Riverside County Office on Aging was designated on June 18, 1974, by the Board of Supervisors, as a County Department on Aging for Planning and Service Area (PSA) 21. It serves as the official Area Agency on Aging throughout Riverside County, California.

The Office on Aging is one of 52 county departments and is located within the city boundaries of Riverside (West County Office), with a satellite office in Indio  (East County Office). Although there are two (2) community-based offices, each office can be contacted by calling one telephone number to handle all inquiries and needs: 1-800-510-2020.

Riverside County Office on Aging, under the Federal Older Americans Act and Older Californians Act, is charged to provide leadership in developing a system of care services for older persons and adults with disabilities in Riverside County. Under the governance of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and a 17 member citizen Advisory Council, the Office on Aging provides customer-centered services based on the vision, purpose, core value, and promise statement defined in our Strategic Plan 2016-2020: The Changing Face of Aging.

The Riverside County Office on Aging administers a 13 million dollar budget comprised of public and private funds from Federal, State, County and local sources, including voluntary contributions.


Our Vision - Hope for today with expanded possibilities and choices for tomorrow.
Our Core Value - The right to age with dignity.
Our Purpose -To enhance quality of life across generations through innovation and partnerships.
Our Promise -To listen with respect, to foster trust, and to serve with compassion and commitment in a timely manner.


Office on Aging Funding

  • Administration on Aging
  • California Department of Aging
  • City of Cathedral City
  • City of Coachella
  • City of La Quinta
  • City of Palm Desert
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Individual Program Donors 
  • Partnership for Independent Living
  • Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP)
  • Riverside County Board of Supervisors
  • Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
  • Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health  


    Funds are used to provide core services to the county in the form of planning and needs assessments

    Leadership Liaisons

    Professional Memberships

    • CA. Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A)
    • CA. Area Agency on Aging Planners Association
    • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
    • National Council on Aging (NCOA)
    • American Society on Aging (ASA)
    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • National Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)
    • California Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (CAIRS)
    • CA. Mental Health Directors Association Older Adult System of Care Committee

    Government Liaisons

    • Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG)
    • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
    • California Department of Aging (CDA)
    • Riverside Mayor’s Commission on Aging
    • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
    • California Commission on Aging
    • CDA/C4A Work Groups
    • California Health and Human Services Olmstead Advisory Committee
    • Riverside County Office of Emergency Services (OES)
    • Riverside County Health Care Governance Committee

    Senior Service Associations

    • California MSSP Site Association (MSA)
    • CDA/MSA Work Groups
    • California Association of Nutrition Directors
    • California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS)
    • California Ombudsman Association
    • California HICAP Association
    • Southern California RSVP Directors
    • National RSVP Directors Association
    • Southern California MSSP Supervisors
    • California Caregiver Coalition
    • California Suicide Prevention Network
    • Southern California Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Providers Committee
    • Southern California PACE (Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Working Collaborative

    Community Networks

    • SCAN Foundation Long-Term Supports (LTSS) and Services Regional Coalition
    • Coachella Valley ACT I Network
    • Coachella Valley Resource Collaborative 
    • So CA. Older Adults System of Care Committee  
    • Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health (RUHS) Multidisciplinary Team Planning Committee
    • CARE Team on Elder Abuse (Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly)
    • Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Children’s Services Family to Family Team Decision Making (TDM)
    • Riverside County Department of Public Health Joint Health Coalition
    • Loma Linda Interdisciplinary Geriatric Council
    • DMH Older Adult Conference Planning Committee
    • DMH Housing Committee
    • Riverside County Senior Centers (Focal Points)
    • Riverside Aging Services Network
    • Inland Empire Caregivers Coalition
    • RUHS - BH LGBT Desert Task Forces
    • RUHS - BH Older Adult System of Care Committee
    • Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation Program Review Committee
    • Riverside County Foundation on Aging
    • Riverside County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
    • Riverside County WIB Western Regional Committee
    • Riverside County WIB Eastern Regional Committee
    • Riverside County WIB Southwest Regional Committee   
    • Coachella Valley Senior Inspiration Awards Committee
    • Riverside Council of Volunteers
    • Inland Empire Disability Collaborative

    Business and Faith Based Sector

    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Council of Churches


    • California AARP
    • Riverside Area AARP Chapter
    • Local/Regional Committees/Boards/Task Forces


    • Community Access Center - Independent Living Center (ILC) for Riverside County
    • Stakeholders Advisory Group
    • Leadership Advisory Resource Team
    • Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Riverside County Network Partners