Mandated by the Older Americans Act, the AAA Advisory Council, Council on Aging is the principal advocacy body for seniors and disabled individuals in the City of Los Angeles.
These dedicated individuals — the majority of which are 60 plus years of age or a service provider and a volunteer — meet regularly as a whole or in standing committees to engage in public and media discussions of relevant issues impacting the lives of older adults. Members of the Council serve as the “eyes and ears” of local seniors and their caregivers. Legislation, policies and programs are actively reviewed at all levels of government, with positions taken and communicated as appropriate.
A majority of the drivers of the home delivered meals program are volunteers. Additionally, LADOA delivers holiday meals where drivers are needed.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact LADOA at (213) 482-7252 or (800) 510-2020.
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides services to Medicare enrollees.
In addition, the program provides education to healthcare consumers on how to advocate for themselves.
Persons interested in applying for training to become a state-registered HICAP Volunteer Counselor can contact the Center for Health Care rights at (800) 824-0780 ext. 3006.
The HICAP program can be contact at:
520 S La Fayette Park Place, Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 383-4519 local
(800) 824-0780 toll free
For more volunteer opportunities, please visit the City's VolunteerLA website