Office on Aging

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The Mercer County Office on Aging is a federally designated agency that serves as the primary advocate, planning, and coordinating agency for Mercer County's adults aged 60 years old or older and their caregivers by:

  • Operating as a fully functioning Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection (ADRC) information and referral resource.
  • Conducting screens for community services.
  • Assisting with form completion to encourage accurate eligibility and accessibility to programs and services.
  • Helping consumers navigate systems and processes.
  • Fostering community relationships to enhance positive aging experiences.
  • Developing and administrating comprehensive coordinated programs and services
  • Encouraging use of community-based programs to include:
    • Adult protective services
    • Caregiver support
    • Care management
    • Friendly visiting
    • Health promotion and disease prevention
    • Homecare services 
    • Information assistance/outreach and community education
    • Legal services and prevention education
    • Nutrition education and programs 
    • Safe housing
    • Senior mental health
    • Socialization and recreation services
    • Summer cooling
    • Telephone reassurance
    • Transportation services

Several divisions within the Department of Human Services receive specific funding that requires the submission of multi-year plans that explain the use of the funding. The plan for the Office on Aging is below:

Office on Aging Area Plan Abstract


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