The Access Program is the main entry point to services within each Area Agency on Aging. Options counselors provide current information on available services, link consumers to community services or programs, and ensure individuals receive needed services. The aging services network is committed to helping seniors remain in their own homes and maintain a high quality of life for as long as possible.
The purpose of the program is to identify older individuals, disabled adults and their families to provide education about and encourage use of existing services and benefits. Outreach activities are conducted for services provided through the Area Agencies on Aging and their subcontractors, the provider community, and other agencies.
Outreach activities may take the form of: events, one to one conversations, speaking engagements, public service announcements, mailings or other means. Outreach also identifies home bound or isolated people in need of services. Assistance is also provided in accessing appropriate services.