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.