Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services

AAAs Serve Communities

One of the OAA’s (Older Americans Act) foundational principles is that the programs and services created to help support consumers in their homes and communities are customized to meet their individual needs. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about AAAs or the services they offer their clients!

Roles of all AAAs: Assess community needs and develop and fund programs that respond to those needs; educate and provide direct assistance to consumers about available community resources for long-term services and supports; serve as portals to care by assessing multiple service needs, determining eligibility, authorizing or purchasing services and monitoring the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of services; and demonstrate responsible fiscal stewardship by maximizing use of public and private funding to serve as many consumers as possible.

All AAAs offer five core services under the OAA:

ELDER RIGHTS includes abuse prevention and long-term care ombudsman programs

CAREGIVERS

NUTRITION

HEALTH & WELLNESS

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

Services Provided by the Salt Lake Aging & Adult Services include:

  • Our Outreach Program answers questions on issues related to aging, will help you enroll in our services, provides referrals to other service providers, and assists with Medicare & Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) enrollment, questions, and problem resolution.
  • Meals on Wheels delivers hot midday meals to frail and isolated adults age 60 and older.
  • Foster Grandparents volunteer with at-risk children in a variety of settings in Salt Lake County.
  • The Community Care Transitions program provides in-home services to individuals who wish to age in place.
  • The Caregiver Support program provides information & assistance, free classes, events, support groups, and consultations to all family and informal community caregivers. Unpaid caregivers may also apply for short term respite services.
  • The Aging & Adult Services Ombudsman supports and protects the rights of people living in long-term care facilities.
  • The Rides for Wellness program provides rides for adults age 60 or older with no other means of transportation to vital medical appointments including dialysis, chemotherapy, and others.
  • The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) works with adults age 55 or older to strengthen communities by volunteering with community organizations.
  • Salt Lake County Senior Centers offer opportunities for learning, socializing, volunteering, community engagement, and wellness for participants. Senior Centers are open to people age 60 or older.
  • The Senior Companion Program works with volunteers to help frail and isolated older adults age at home rather than in long term care.
  • Aging & Adult Services contracts with Utah Legal Services’ Senior Citizen Law Center for legal assistance to seniors age 60 and older who live in Salt Lake County. Call (801) 328 - 8891 for assistance.
  • Volunteer Opportunities provide people of all ages the chance to make a difference in our community. Support a Senior Center, deliver Meals on Wheels, offer friendship to an isolated senior, and more. Health Promotion & Education offers evidence based classes to empower participants to stay physically active, manage their chronic conditions, avoid falls, and remain socially connected.
  • Veteran Directed Home & Community Based Services assists veterans who want to remain in their home, but need skilled home care services, case management, and assistance with activities of daily living.
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  • 2001 S State St
    Salt Lake City, UT 84190