The Community Services and Supports Unit (CSSU) is dedicated to making it easier for seniors to get the help they need to support their well-being and maintain themselves in the community for as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice through the delivery of services funded by the Older Americans Act. The Community Services and Supports Unit works closely with 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to create a comprehensive package of community services.
The Community Services and Supports Unit provides coordination and oversight for the programs and services referenced in the menu on the left. In addition, this unit works in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders to develop and administer a federally required State Plan on Aging.
New funding formula for programs serving older adults
In Oct. 2022, the ODHS State Unit on Aging proposed changes to the Intrastate Funding Formula (IFF) used to determine funding levels for some programs serving older adults. In Nov. 2022, after a 30-day public comment period, the proposed changes were submitted to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). In Dec. 2022 ACL approved Oregon's revised Intrastate Funding Formula.
Funding formula revision background documents
Oregon State Plan on Aging
The State Plan on Aging is a plan for Oregon’s programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965. It provides new initiatives to serve all older adults equitably, and to help older adults transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plan also offers new initiatives for Older Americans Act programs offered by local Area Agencies on Aging.
Current State Plan
Previous State Plan
Area Agency on Aging Overview
Area Agency on Aging Overview (includes a Map of Area Agencies on Aging and a Map of Aging People with Disabilities Field Offices).