The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.
The Department contracts with the network of Area Agencies on Aging, who directly manage a wide array of federal and state-funded services that help older adults find employment; support older and disabled individuals to live as independently as possible in the community; promote healthy aging and community involvement; and assist family members in their vital care giving role. CDA also contracts directly with agencies that operate the Multipurpose Senior Services Program through the Medi-Cal home and community-based waiver for the elderly, and certifies Adult Day Health Care centers for the Medi-Cal program. To find services in your community click here.
New Medicare Card Mailing Update
The mailing of new Medicare Cards remains fully in progress. CMS has now begun mailing cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 4 states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont).
CMS is continuing to mail cards to people who live in Wave 3 states (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin), as well as nationwide to people who are new to Medicare.
If you live in a Wave 1 or Wave 2 states or territory (Alaska, American Samoa, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Maryland, Northern Mariana Islands, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Virginia, and West Virginia) you should have already received a new card. If you have not yet received this card, you should either sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if the card has been mailed, or Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to check on its status.
All cards will be delivered by April 2019.
- California State Plan on Aging – 2017-2021
- California Property Tax Postponement Program
- Governor's Letter on Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness
- Older Americans Month, May 2018
Fall Prevention Awareness Week, September 22 – 28, 2018
To highlight fall hazards and increase awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls, the California Department of Aging recognizes the first week of fall, September 22-28, 2018, as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Also, remember to mark your calendars for September 22, 2018, the first day of fall, as the 11th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The official social media hashtag is #FPAD2018. Stay safe with these falls prevention tips. falls prevention tips.
- More Older Californians at Risk For Falls
Recent State Legislation
Each year legislation is proposed that may impact older adults and persons with disabilities. Review what has been proposed here.
- Ventura County Designated as Seventh ADRC in California
California Health and Human Services Agency’s Open Data Portal
Click here to access Agency’s Open Data Portal.
CDA receives Rosalynn Carter Institute for Leadership in Caregiving Award
Thursday, October 23, 2014, Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter presented the 2014 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award to CDA Director, Lora Connolly and Susan Howland, Director of Education for the Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter.