Help Living in the Community for Older Adults

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Our programs support the quality of life and continued independence for Mississippi’s older citizens.

Area Agencies on Aging

Every community in Mississippi is served by one of the state’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). Your local AAA can help you access services in your area, including the services listed below.

Area Agencies on Aging

    Home Delivered Meals

    Homebound older adults who are unable to prepare food for themselves and who are potentially at risk for early institutionalization may be eligible to receive home-delivered meals. A minimum of five frozen meals per week are provided through this program.

    Community / Congregate Meals

    Older Mississippians can find nutritionally sound meals, fellowship with other older members of the community, and engaging activities at senior nutrition sites throughout the state.

    For the most current list of meal sites near you, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging using the search box on this page.

    Senior Centers

    Senior Centers offer older Mississippians the opportunity to socialize, engage in recreational activities, and maintain an active lifestyle. The AAA in your area can help you find out about Senior Centers in your area.

    Homemaker Services

    Sometimes older adults need a little help with daily activities to be able to continue living at home. Homemakers can assist with activities like personal hygiene, light housekeeping, or other chores.

    Transportation Assistance

    Need a ride? The state’s AAA’s coordinate transportation services to help older adults get to medical appointments, senior centers, adult daycares, and grocery    stores. Older adults have to be approved for services and transportation services require an appointment to be made in advance. 

    Area Agencies on Aging