Aging

Welcome to the Buffalo County Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Caregiver Website. This site will assist you in finding information on Buffalo County's Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, and services offered by our Benefit Specialist.

Aging Unit Profile
The Buffalo County Aging Unit is part of the County's Department of Health and Human Services and encourages Buffalo County Seniors to stay active and involved in life, through volunteering and participating in our Congregate Meal program. Seniors not only receive a warm meal at our Dining Centers, but more importantly benefit by the socialization with other seniors in their community.

Our Mission
The mission of the Buffalo County Aging Unit is to represent the views and interests of older people in County decisions. It shall be responsible for identifying and promoting ways for older people to contribute to the community's general welfare. It shall assure that all activities are carried out in a comprehensive and coordinated fashion and shall develop, maintain, and coordinate aging programs which focus on providing the aged with access to services, benefits, and opportunities that are available in the community.

Services are to be provided in a manner and an amount that will allow older persons in Buffalo County to maximize their independence throughout their life time. Within reason, the older person should be allowed to determine the kind of service they need, and the extent of that need. Care should be taken to assess the current natural care giving system, and to build on that system, if possible.