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Council on Aging - Southern California

The Council on Aging –Southern California has been a trusted source of unbiased information for over 45 years, providing programs and services to more than 290,000 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 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 5,706 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.

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