Title III of the Older Americans Act provides funding for supportive services, nutrition services, and family caregiver support.
Supportive Services (III B)
Supportive services provide a range of social services aimed at helping older adults remain independent in their own homes and communities. Funds must support access to services, in-home services, and legal assistance. The program may also support other services, such as care management, adult day services, and activities of senior centers.
Nutrition Services (III C1, C2)
The nutrition program provides meals and socialization to older adults in congregate settings such as senior centers, as well as meals to frail older adults in their homes. The purpose of the program is to reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization and provide meals to the homebound.
Family Caregiver Support (IIIE)
The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) recognizes the vital role performed by informal caregivers and is authorized by Title III-E of the Older Americans Act. Its intent is to directly benefit informal, unpaid caregivers with services consistent with the Act’s mandates through a statewide, easily identifiable program that supports the efforts of caregivers.
Unlike many other programs funded and managed by WRAAA, the family caregiver is the target of this program. These services aid family caregivers to better understand their role, learn when and how to access assistance and find the services/information needed to decrease stress and better care for their loved ones.
Older Americans Act Services
Adult Day Health Center Services
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Assisted Transportation (Escort)
Benefits Enrollment Centers
Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs
Education and Training (Caregiver and Kinship)
Home Delivered Meals
Information and Referral Assistance
Legal Counseling (Kinship)
Support Groups (Caregiver and Kinship)
Offices on Aging/Senior Centers
View a list of Offices on Aging and Senior Centers in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties. This group of providers is our list of Older American Act organizations whom we coordinate services through.
Senior Volunteer Programs
View a list of Retired Senior Volunteer programs in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties. These organizations offer opportunities for older adults to volunteer their time and services.
Alzheimer's Specific Services
View a list of Alzheimer's Service organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain counties. These organizations offer assistance to individuals and families who need services due to Alzheimer's.
To learn more about Older Americans Act services, call the WRAAA at 800-626-7277 or 216-621-0303.