Grants for Aging

A large segment of the American population, the Baby Boomers, are now aging and together with this aging population are problems associated with housing, health, and long-term care. There are many available grants for aging that are provided by the federal government and by philanthropic and other private organizations. These grants for aging are intended to make the life of senior people are lot easier and manageable.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

They are intended to be “visible and trusted” sources where seniors can turn to get information about long-term support and services and to get other Medicare benefits. The programs give counseling and provide advice to old people in order for them to understand the available options related to their needs and to get access to publicly supported support and long-term programs. Grants under this program help the different States strengthen and develop systems of person-centered counseling and information access. States and local programs on aging and disability receive funding for assistance and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries regarding their benefits and to develop a support system to help beneficiaries make decisions about their care options and long-term care needs.

Aging Congregate Nutrition Services for States

This program is administered by the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, as authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965. The objective of this grant program is to support the nutrition services for older Americans by providing nutritious meals, giving nutrition education, and other nutrition services, in order to maintain their health, independence, and the quality of their life. Meals provided under this program are served in a congregate setting. The intended beneficiaries of this program are individuals who are aged 60 and over, including their spouses, with emphasis on those individuals with great social and economic needs. Individuals under 60 are eligible under this program if they are handicapped or disabled. Agencies that will receive this grant include States and U.S. Territories that have Agencies on Aging, duly designated by the State governor to receive the grant.

Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States

This grant program is administered by the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services. The objective of the program is to provide assistance to States in the creation of a system of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, through demonstration projects for the planning, establishment, and operation of programs that will create assistance models to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, and the improvement of existing community and home-based care system to persons with Alzheimer’s disease by linking the program to other existing state systems that will streamline consumer access to caregiver support programs.

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