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Notice of Public Hearing

The Riverside County Office on Aging is holding a Public Hearing on its 2024-2028 Area Plan on Aging in accordance with the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act. The public is encouraged to attend in person or online as detailed below.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
10 AM - 11 AM PST

In Person:
3610 Central Avenue, Suite 102
Riverside, CA 92506

Via Zoom:
Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 831 5393 6963
Passcode: 03132024

Attendees are asked to RSVP by phone at (877) 932-4100, email at [email protected], or online at, by Wednesday, March 6, 2024. The 2024 - 2028 Area Plan on Aging will be available for viewing online on this page. A copy can be emailed or mailed if requested up to three (3) days prior to the hearing. Written comment may be submitted until close of business (5:00 PM) on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, to [email protected]. If you are unable to attend, you may submit questions or comments ahead of the meeting online at If you require a special accommodation, please contact us at (877) 932-4100 or [email protected], at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing. 

Notice of Public Hearing - Area Plan on Aging 2024 - 2028 Flyer

Area Plan 2024-2028 Public Hearing Flyer

About our Area Plan on Aging

In 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was passed by Congress in response to concern about a lack of community social services for older persons. The OAA established the Administration on Aging as the federal point of contact for all issues concerning older persons. Reauthorized in 2016, the OAA  considered to be a major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services older adults and their caregivers. It authorizes a wide array of service programs through a national network of state agencies on aging, local area agencies on aging, service providers, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations.

The OAA stipulates that a multi-year, comprehensive Area Plan be developed for each planning and service area. This plan is updated each year and submitted to the California Department of Aging for review and  approval.  Data is collected from the US Census, community needs assessment surveys, service delivery waiting lists, and current service levels to determine areas of need and potential growth. The Area Plan requires staff to coordinate with community service organizations, engage in program development, provide training and technical assistance to service providers, and serve as the quality assurance component for contracted services. As part of the  Area Plan development process, the Riverside County Office on Aging hosts a public hearing to gain feedback and input from the community.

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Riverside County Demographic Data

288,337 Households with an Older Adult (60+)
523,668 Older Adult (60+) Population
291,536 Disabled Adult Population
241,411 Older Adult (60+) Minority Population

Understanding Our Community's Needs

Along with collecting and analyzing publicly available data, the Riverside County Office on Aging conducts community surveys year-round  to gain an understanding of the needs of older and disabled adults and the issues they face on a daily basis.  Below you will find links to data that contributed to our Area Plan along with a summary of highlights from our most recent community needs assessment.

U.S. Census Data: LINK

SHAPE Riverside Demographic Data: LINK

2022 Community Needs Assessment

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We Want Your Input!

Every four years, the Riverside County Office on Aging develops its Area Plan on Aging to identify the needs of older adults and those with disabilities, as well as any potential barriers to services.  This survey helps us gain valuable feedback from community members about their health and nutrition. 
All survey responses are CONFIDENTIAL, and participation is VOLUNTARY.  If you come across a question that you do not wish to answer, feel free to select “Decline to state.”  If you have already completed this survey, there is no need to complete it again.
Thank you for choosing to participate in our Community Needs Assessment Survey. Your input is valuable and important to us. 

Senior woman in her home