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Council on Aging - Orange County

The Council on Aging –OrangeCountyhas been a trusted source of unbiased information for over 40 years, providing programs and services to more than 170,000 adults and families annually.


Whether you are facing a crisis with a parent or loved one or in need of assistance in navigating the aging experience, the Council on Aging is here to help. We offer a range no-cost services and programs.


Council on Aging Programs:

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) – Provides unbiased, individualized counseling and group seminars to help Medicare recipients maximize benefits, understand health plan choices and resolve denial of services.


Long-term Care Ombudsman Program – Advocates for the rights ofOrangeCounty’s older and disabled adults living in skilled nursing and residential care facilities.


ReConnect Program –ReintegratesOrangeCounty’s isolated adults (age 26+) and older adults into the community, incorporating healthy and meaningful activities into their lives.


Friendly Visitor Program – Provides over 4,000 hours annually of companionship and social support to isolated, frail adults.


Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) – Refers individuals to appropriate community resources and educates them about fraud committed by scam artists, caregivers, friends, and family members.


SmileMakers Guild – Mobilizes community support and provides holiday gifts to over 3,300 residents of skilled nursing and residential care facilities.


Answers Guide – Packed with articles and resources, including Medicare Comparison Charts, Answers is the premier resource to help seniors successfully navigate the aging experience.