• Council on Aging-Orange County Council on Aging-Orange County


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Mission Statement

Promoting the independence, health and dignity of adults through compassion, education and advocacy.


For over 39 years, the Council on Aging-Orange County has been a trusted source of unbiased information, programs and services for adults and their families. Whether you are facing a crisis with a parent or loved one or you are in need of assistance navigating the aging experience, the Council on Aging-Orange County is here to help. We offer a range of low cost or no-cost services and 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 benefits.

  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - Advocates for the rights and dignity ofOrangeCounty’s older and disabled adults living in skilled nursing and residential care facilities.

  • ReConnect Program - Reintegrates isolated adults (age 26+) and older adults into the community, incorporating healthy and meaningful activities into their regular lifestyles.

  • Friendly Visitor Program - Offers a supportive system of trained volunteer visitors to frail older and disabled adults 18 years and older with limited social network.

  • Care Management Program - Develops and monitors individualized care plans for older and dependent adults and their families.

  • 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 2,700 residents of skilled nursing and residential care facilities.

  • Community Education and Outreach - Provides seminars for individuals and corporations regarding Medicare, care giving, and long-term care. We also partner with other experts in the field of aging to provide trainings for professionals.


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Would you recommend Council on Aging-Orange County?

by Lisbeth R. from Santa Ana, CA (May 31, 2012)
I have worked for this agency for more than 9 years and in that time I have witnessed the amanzing staff and volunteers do amazing work for the community. Everyone that works and volunteers here are truly dedicated to the mission of the agency.