The section, in carrying out the provisions of the older Americans act of 1965, Public Law 89-73, as amended, shall:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 46-182

  • department: means the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 46-101
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Services: includes social casework, rehabilitation counseling and similar services rendered to a person or persons in need as provided for in this title. See Arizona Laws 46-101

1. Cooperate with the federal commissioner on aging and provide information to the administration on aging, department of health, education and welfare upon request.

2. Assist the department in preparing a state plan for the administration of the state program for the aging which shall set forth the provisions contained in section 303 of the older Americans act of 1965.

3. Serve as a clearing house for information related to state problems of the aged and aging. Gather and disseminate information and conduct hearings, conferences and special studies on problems and programs concerning the aging.

4. Develop plans, conduct and arrange for research and demonstration programs in the field of aging.

5. Provide consultation to counties and subdivisions thereof with respect to local community programs for the aged and aging. Develop, coordinate, and assist other public and private organizations which serve the aging.

6. Prepare, publish and disseminate educational materials dealing with the health and welfare of aged persons. Stimulate public awareness of the problems of the aging by conducting a program of public education and encourage the governor and the legislature to develop programs to deal with such problems.

7. Stimulate more effective use of existing resources and available services for the aged and aging, including coordination of the activities of other state departments, and the collaboration with such departments, agencies or commissions, with county officials and voluntary agencies and with state and local professional associations and societies for the aged and aging.