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Senior Services (60+)
Mayor Sylvester Turner celebrates Older Americans Month. Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation.
The Harris County Area Agency on Aging is part of a nationwide network of agencies coordinating supporting services for adults 60 years or older and their caregivers.
- About us: Learn more about the Harris County Area Agency on Aging.
- Benefits counseling: Get one-on-one advice about Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, QMB/SLMB, and other public benefits.
- Caregiver support: Information and respite services to help caregivers meet their own needs as well as those of family members who are aging.
- Health promotions programs: Risk-reducing services for seniors such as dental, vision, hearing and prescriptions.
- Information referral and help: Specialists use a vast database to provide resources. All calls open the door to information about community resources.
- Intervention services: Evidence-based programs to teach positive aging;
- Links to senior services: Find senior services, resources, and information.
- Long-term care ombudsman program: A specially-trained advocate who can explain rights, resources and procedures to help identify, investigate, and resolve complaints of residents in a nursing home, skilled nursing unit, or other type of facility.
- Nutrition programs: Congregate meals at community and senior centers — hot meals offered five days a week to older adults (60+). Home-delivered meals — weekly delivered, well balanced meals to the elderly, homebound and/or disabled.
The Harris County Area Agency on Aging is committed to continuing to serve the needs of older adults in Harris County through the COVID-19 crisis.
- Our home-delivered and congregate meal programs remain fully-operational; our call center remains fully-staffed to provide information, referrals and assistance; and our benefits counselors remain ready to assist with any questions you may have regarding Medicare and other benefits.
- If you need food: If you are 60 or older, live in Harris County and in need of food or other services that we offer, call 832-393-4301. Please note: We are not distributing cleaning supplies.
- COVID-19 questions: If you have any questions related to COVID-19, contact the Houston Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 or visit our COVID-19 pages.
- In-home vaccinations: Free COVID-19 vaccination in your home is available to qualifying older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans. Call 832-393-4301 to see if you qualify.
- COVID-19 transportation help:
- Area Agency on Aging: 832-393-4301
- Aging & Disability Resource Center: 832-393-5500
- Uber: 855-632-0557
- Lyft: Via app
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