The Louisville Metro Office for Aging/ Disabled Citizens (OADC) is part of the Advocacy and Public Policy Division within the Louisville Metro Human Services Department.
Mission: The Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens works with agencies, organizations and community groups throughout Louisville/ Jefferson County to ensure efficient and timely access to information and resources by and for aging and disabled citizens. The Office participates in community activities in advocating for rights, policies and funding that can enhance the lives of seniors and disabled individuals.
What we do:
- Provide information on community resources to aging and disabled citizens and the community at large.
- Educate community on needs of aging and disabled citizens
- Serve as resource for giving information and referrals to individual citizens
- Provide consultation to community groups on aging and disability issues.
- Participate in community initiatives to sustain and improve funding and services to aging & disabled citizens.
- Community collaboration on housing issues, crime and safety, elder abuse, advocacy and public policy
- Present and enhance opportunities for participation in events / forums for aging and disabled citizens
Advocate for aging and disabled citizens:
In addressing Elder Abuse:
- provide leadership in developing community’s response through the Elder Abuse Services Coordinating Council
- Work with state and local organizations and individuals on passing Elder Abuse legislation
- Advocated for and work with the LMPD’s Crimes Against Seniors Unit.
- Administer federal training grant to train law enforcement, judges and others in the court system on elder abuse.
- provide support and staffing to TRIAD, a community partnership between law enforcement and seniors
- TRIAD holds monthly meetings of around 90 seniors, service providers and representatives of law enforcement
- Work on outcomes from the Transportation Summit
- Work with TARC on the Elderly & Disabled Council
Information and assistance:
- Respond to requests for service from the community
- Distribute information: Senior Citizens Services Guide: a comprehensive guide to services and programs for older persons and their families can be obtained by calling the office. Single copies may be mailed, multiple copies must be picked up.