The purpose of the Area Plan is to assess the present and future economic and demographic characteristics of seniors in Orange County, the existing service system, and the operations, role, mission and specific goals and objectives of the Office on Aging.
The process of preparing an Area Plan provides an opportunity to reflect and effectively focus the activities of the Office on Aging by involving older individuals, their families and care providers. It provides a format and structure to identify needs and options for addressing issues of concern in a manner consistent with the broad focus of the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act.
The Area Plan is a document that not only fulfills the mandates set forth in law, but also informs the public and policy-makers on how the Office on Aging plans to address local needs and assess its effectiveness in accomplishing stated goals and objectives.
In April of 2002, the first Report on the Condition of Older Adults was released in Orange County. The 2002 Conditions Report contained useful information regarding key indicators about older adults in Orange County, categorized into the broad groups of population, economics, housing, transportation, civic and social engagement, health status, health risks and behaviors, mental health, and health care.
This 2003 Conditions Report updates any salient information on key indicators from the 2002 Conditions Report, and provides new information on the most recently released studies.
Because of its timeliness and wide impact on Orange County older adults, the 2003 Conditions Report also takes an expanded look at family caregiving. To request a copy of the 2003 Report on the Condition of Older Adults, call the Office on Aging, 800-510-2020.
The population of older adults is among the fastest growing in Orange County. In order to plan effectively for the needs of this growing segment of the population, an inventory of county-operated services currently available to Orange County's older adults was taken and gaps in those services have been documented. This analysis, including maps, is available on CD. To obtain a CD, call the Office on Aging, 800-510-2020.
Gap Analysis (PDF format 40.3 MB) (Due to large file size, download may be slow.)