Helping-croppedREAL Services is an umbrella organization for more than 20 programs that assist elderly, disabled and low-income individuals in 12 northern Indiana counties.  Our programs address the needs of education, nutrition, self-sufficiency, and protection for 30,000 people in northern Indiana each year.

REAL Services has three “divisions”: Area Agency on Aging, Community Action Agency, and Alzheimer’s Services. These three divisions serve vulnerable older adults and low-income persons of all ages. The emphasis of the Area Agency on Aging is to assist older people to maintain independence as much as possible. The emphasis of the Community Action Agency is to assist low-income families to achieve self-sufficiency.  Alzheimer’s Services of Northern Indiana provides support to those suffering from dementia and their families and caregivers.

REAL Services is the Area Agency on Aging for the Older Americans Act which builds a network of services for older adults and the physically disabled.  Community Services programs, which support single parents and low-income families, are designed to break the cycle of dependence on public assistance.

REAL Services exists as a unique organization with a network of unduplicated services.  These cost-effective programs are designed to enhance or enable self-sufficiency while making a lasting difference in people’s lives and the health of the community.

Make a Referral for Services

If you are a hospital or nursing facility and have questions about the new Pre-Admission Screening Process,
Please go to either the Ascend or Aging website: