Additional Services

Legal Services are available to assist older adults and adults with disabilities with a variety of legal concerns regarding the following, but not limited to:

  • Housing
  • Consumer fraud
  • Elder abuse
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Cal
  • Age discrimination
  • Pensions
  • Nursing homes
  • Protective Services
  • Conservatorships
California Bar Foundation

Legal Issues & Resources for Seniors - This guide provides California specific answers to frequently asked questions related to financial, housing, employment, health care, estate planning and many other important issues.

The Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging is happy to support Central California Legal Services through a grant funded by the California Department of Aging. The CCLS team is able to assist older and adults with disabilities, and caregivers with their legal needs.

To learn more about how CCLS can be of assistance, you can a call their legal advice line at 800-675-8001 or visit their website at

The California Department of Aging encourages older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers to contact the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) for assistance.

Find a site near you. You can also visit the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) or call (888) AARPNOW to find a Tax-Aide site in your community.

The Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging encourages our older adults to practice their right to vote. For more information about voting centers and drop-box locations, and accessibility assistance, please visit the following links: