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Department of Aging and Adult Services


The County of Santa Clara is a diverse community whose older adults and adults with disabilities of all income levels are able to remain as independent as possible in their homes and communities.


To assist older adults and adults with disabilities, and their families, to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health and independence so that they can remain living in the community for as long as possible and maintain the highest quality of life.


  • Protect older and dependent adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Keep older and dependent adults safe and healthy in their own homes.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of conserved individuals.
  • Provide nutritious meals to support the health of older adults.
  • Create an Age-friendly community for people of all ages to thrive.

Programs and services

caretaker comforting senior woman

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services helps to stop the abuse of elder and dependent adults.

woman helping senior walker

In-Home Supportive Services

In-Home Supportive Services offers services in the home for Medi-Cal eligible older adults and dependent adults. Clients remain safe in their own homes and avoid the need for out-of-home care.

Seniors eating a meal together

Senior Nutrition Program

The Senior Nutrition Program serves hot meals to older adults in many locations throughout the County of Santa Clara.

Older couple sitting on a bench viewing the landscape

Age-friendly Santa Clara County

The Seniors’ Agenda is a partnership between the County of Santa Clara, its 15 cities, and over 100 community organizations.

senior woman with caretaker


The Public Administrator, Guardian, Conservator ensures the safety of persons who cannot care for themselves and manages the estates of persons who die without a will or executor.

Older couple looking at laptop

Resources for older adults

Find additional services and resources from other organizations serving older adults.