Elder and Senior Services

National Congress of American Indians

NCAI lobbies on behalf of Native elders and fights for increased funding for tribal elder programs. They analyze the President’s yearly budget and also work to increase awareness of elder abuse.

http://www.ncai.org/policy-issues/education-health-human-services/elders

 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

This program is the only federal community service and job training program focused on aiding low-income senior citizens. A clause in the program specifically allocates money to assist American Indian elders in finding employment services.

https://nicoa.org/how-does-the-senior-community-service-employment-program-scsep-impact-elders-in-indian-country/

 

Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program

This charity asks people to donate money so that the program can provide aid such as medicine, clothing, fabric, and yarns to Native elders living a traditional lifestyle.

http://www.anelder.org/

 

Administration for Community Living ­– Title VI

This government program funds support services for elderly Native Americans in areas such as caregiver services and nutrition. They also provide grants to eligible tribal services which assist the elderly.

https://www.acl.gov/programs/services-native-americans-oaa-title-vi

 

Soaring Eagle

This Public Charity runs a community center which provides an assisted living environment for Native American elders. They also work to preserve and maintain the culture and heritage of the tribes which they serve.

https://soaringeagle.org/about/

 

National Society for American Indian Elderly

One of the major goals of this organization is to preserve Native American history and cultural values. They do this by preserving photographs as well as archiving and transcribing oral traditions. They also support groups which aid in the physical needs of Native American elders.

http://www.nsaie.org/

 

Native American Disability Law Center

The Native American Disability Law Center is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of Native Americans with disabilities. Through advocacy and education, they empower Native people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their communities.

https://www.nativedisabilitylaw.org/

 

National Resource Center on Native American Aging

This websites offers an array of educational resources for elders.

https://www.nrcnaa.org/resources