DCOA provides a variety of community-based services to District seniors and their caregivers, including: transportation services; senior wellness centers; congregate and in-home meals and nutrition programs; employment and job training; in-home care, adult day care and nursing home care; caregivers’ respite and support; recreation and special annual events; case management; and information and assistance.
Although most services and programs are provided through our Senior Service Network, three direct services are performed by the Office on Aging. The Office on Aging operates a job training and employment program, an information and assistance unit for District residents and a one-stop for the elderly and disabled.
Job Training and Employment Program
The Older Workers Employment and Training Program (OWETP) assists District residents age 55 and older with job placement through training programs and various public/private partnerships.
Information and Assistance
During the weekday hours of 8:30 am - 5 pm seniors, family members, caregivers and the general public can call one central location and find out how to access services that are available to seniors throughout the District of Columbia. Persons may also stop by the office to speak with someone or pick-up written materials on programs and services.
One-Stop Resource Center
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), the District’s One-Stop for the elderly and persons with disabilities provides information and services for residents age 60 and older and the disabled age 18 and older. Make one call to access services for the elderly and disabled, government-wide and in the community.