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About the Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division

The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD), a division of the Department of Community Services of the City and County of Honolulu, is the sponsoring agency for Honolulu's Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) program. EAD has been the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Oahu since 1973. EAD receives funding from the federal, state and county governments, and, in turn, contracts with agencies to provide home and community based services to older adults and caregivers. EAD also provides outreach and education to the community, encourages and supports the aging network in improving and expanding services, and operates a telephone Helpline for consultation, information and referral to services.

Please browse the following information to learn more about EAD:

Aging Network Vision

Our Philosophy & Mission
Area Plan on Aging

ADRC Final Performance Report

Honolulu Committee on Aging

Requests for Proposals (RFP)



Aging Network Vision

Hawaii is a good place to live and grow old. Communities are healthy and thriving. Individuals of all ages and abilities are valued members of their families and communities -- there is mutual understanding, respect, love, caring, and support. Diversity among citizens is celebrated and there are opportunities for members to contribute their gifts and talents. People are informed, resourceful, and responsible; they work together to generate what is needed for community members to live happy, healthy, safe, and productive lives in circumstances of their choice. Older adults age with dignity and without fear.


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Our Philosophy

We value all people and believe that they have the right to be treated with respect, to make their own choices, and to live with dignity in supportive communities.

Our Mission

Our mission as the Aging Network is to develop and support opportunities that enable older adults to live to their fullest capacity in their homes and communities.

As a result of the Older Americans Act passed by Congress in 1965, a social and nutrition services program for America's older adults was established. In addition, State and Area Offices on Aging were established and a nationwide "Aging Network" was created to assist older adults to meet their physical, social, mental health, and other needs and to maintain their well-being and independence.

The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) of the Department of Community Services is the Area Agency on Aging for the City and County of Honolulu. It shall proactively advocate, plan, coordinate linkages with other agencies, share information, monitor and evaluate programs and services, to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive community based systems. Systems shall be designed to assist older persons in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.

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Area Plan on Aging

Click below to download the County of Honolulu Four Year Area Plan on Aging and the Abstract for 2007 - 2011. Revised on September 15, 2009.
PDF LogoFour-Year Area Plan on Aging (2007-2011)
(11.5 Mb - 260 pages)

PDF Logo Four-Year Area Plan on Aging (2007-2011) - Abstract
(5.9 Mb - 34 pages)

Click below to download the County of Honolulu Four Year Area Plan on Aging and the Abstract for 2011 - 2015. 
PDF LogoFour-Year Area Plan on Aging (2011-2015)
(8 Mb - 162 pages)

Click below to download the County of Honolulu Four Year Area Plan on Aging and the Abstract for 2015 - 2019. 

PDF LogoFour-Year Area Plan on Aging (2015-2019)


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ADRC Final Performance Report (December 2009)

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Honolulu Committee on Aging

The Honolulu Committee on Aging (HCOA) was established as a requirement under the federal Older Americans Act 306(a)(6)(D). Members of the HCOA are appointed for three-year terms by the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Agenda's are posted through the City Clerks Office and adhere to Sunshine Rules. 

All plenary meetings of the HCOA are open to the public and, unless otherwise specified, will be held from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on scheduled meeting dates (typically on the third Friday). Please call 808-768-7705 to confirm meeting dates.

The venue and times for each meeting will be finalized approximately 2 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. To obtain copies of the agenda for the next scheduled meeting, minutes from past meetings, or any other information relating to the HCOA, please contact the Elderly Affairs Division at the number noted above.

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2016 Request for Proposals (RFP)

2016 Sample forms

2016 Budget form (excel document)


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