The Services to Older Refugees Program ensures that refugees age 60 and above have access to mainstream aging services in their community. Successful programs:
- Provide appropriate services to all older refugees who are not currently being provided in the community
- Enable older refugees to live independently as long as possible
- Establish and/or expand a working relationship with state and local agencies to ensure refugee access to aging services
- Develop or provide access to naturalization services
As part of the Division of Refugee Assistance (DRA), this program provides grants to states and state-alternative programs, public and private non-profit organizations. ORR partners with the U.S. Administration on Aging to identify ways in which the aging and ORR networks can work together more effectively at the state and local levels to improve elderly refugees’ access to services.