Long-term care ombudsman program: A specially-trained advocate who can explain rights, resources and procedures to help identify, investigate, and resolve complaints of residents in a nursing home, skilled nursing unit, or other type of facility.
Nutrition programs: Congregate meals at community and senior centers — hot meals offered five days a week to older adults (60+). Home-delivered meals — weekly delivered, well balanced meals to the elderly, homebound and/or disabled.
The Harris County Area Agency on Aging is committed to continuing to serve the needs of older adults in Harris County through the COVID-19 crisis.
Our home-delivered and congregate meal programs remain fully-operational; our call center remains fully-staffed to provide information, referrals and assistance; and our benefits counselors remain ready to assist with any questions you may have regarding Medicare and other benefits.
If you need food: If you are 60 or older, live in Harris County and in need of food or other services that we offer, call 832-393-4301. Please note: We are not distributing cleaning supplies.
COVID-19 questions: If you have any questions related to COVID-19, contact the Houston Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 or visit our COVID-19 pages.
In-home vaccinations: Free COVID-19 vaccination in your home is available to qualifying older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans. Call 832-393-4301 to see if you qualify.
The All of Us research program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. We welcome participants from all backgrounds. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle, and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease.
We offer food access and education programs, including diabetes education and management, farmers markets food access, senior nutrition programs, WIC, charitable feeding, and food manager and handler education.