E-1000 Title III-B, Supportive Services and Senior Centers

E-1010 Overview

Revision 21-0; Effective January 15, 2021

This section establishes the requirements for services provided to eligible people under the “Supportive Services and Senior Centers” section in Title III-B of the Older Americans Act (OAA).

Supportive services provide a variety of services that help older people access help when needed and live independently in their communities. Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) and their subrecipients provide OAA supportive services based on the characteristics and needs of older people in their Planning and Service Areas (PSAs). The services available through each AAA differs based on factors including:

  • other resources and programs available;
  • the budget available to the AAA;
  • geographic location; and
  • population density.

Supportive services help people when needed and seek to sustain health and wellness as people grow older.

AAAs must ensure all supportive services provided to eligible people meet OAA requirements.