State-operated Departments' of Aging are tasked with promoting the independence and well-being of older adults and their family members who are involved with vital senior caregiving roles. In most states, these agencies also serve adults with disabilities and their families, too. Departments of Aging carry out their mission by creating access for seniors and disabled adults to information and services, building opportunities for community involvement, and supporting family members providing care to seniors and disabled adults. These Aging agencies also collaborate with many other State and local agencies (and other entities) on matters of import to seniors and adults with disabilities, including transportation, housing and accessibility, emergency preparedness, health and wellness, diet and nutrition, fall and injury prevention, fraud and abuse of the elderly, and many other issues. Find the Department of Aging in your state by using our convenient resource page.