The mission of the District of Columbia Office on Aging (DCOA) is to advocate, plan, implement, and monitor programs in health, education, employment, and social services which promote longevity, independence, dignity, and choice for our senior citizens.
Summary of Services
The District of Columbia Office on Aging is the State and Area Agency on Aging for individuals 60 years of age and older. DCOA oversees an Aging Services Network of more than 20 community-based education, government, and private organizations, which operates more than 30 programs citywide; there are seven Lead Agencies that offer a broad range of legal, nutrition, social, and health services. Additionally, DCOA operates the Aging and Disability Resources Center (ADRC), a one-stop resource for long-term care information, benefits and assistance for residents age 60 and older and persons with disabilities age 18 and older; the information and referral system; and the Older Worker Employment and Training program, which provides training and job placement opportunities for older persons.