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The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) initiative, a collaborative effort of the U.S. Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is designed to streamline access to long-term care. The ADRC program supports State efforts to develop “one-stop shop” centers in local communities that help older adults and individuals with disabilities make informed decisions about their service and support options and serve as the single point of entry to the long-term care system.

ADRC programs provide information and assistance to individuals needing either public or private resources, professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients, and individuals planning for their future long-term care needs.

ADRCs target services to senior and people with disabilities (i.e., individuals with physical disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or mental retardation/ developmental disabilities). ADRCs are working towards the goal of serving all individuals with long-term care needs regardless of their age or disability.

To view and print an ADRC Flyer click here.


Advisory Committee

The Orange County ADRC has an Advisory Committee made up of 17 individuals. The composition of the ADRC Advisory Committee represents the ethnic and economic diversity of our communities, as well as representation of the people we serve.

The current ADRC Advisory Committee members are:

Claudia Ellano-Ota
Caregiver Resource Center – Orange County/ St. Jude Brain Injury Network
Judy Bowden
Orange County 211
Deborah O'Connor
Alzheimer's Association Orange County
Julie Loats
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Orange County Social Services Agency, County of Orange
Elaine Chen
University of California, Irvine, Program in Geriatrics
Karen McGlinn
Share Our Selves
Gemma Heffernan
South County Adult Day Services
Linda Smith
Family Support Network
Glenn Padama
Windsor Gardens Care Center of Fullerton
Marcie Ebarb
Braille Institute of America
Gregory Mathes
Goodwill Industries of Orange County
Pamela Austin
Orange County Health Needs Assessment
Jacqueline Lauder
Council on Aging Orange County
Rebecca Hernandez
Help Me Grow
Jane Ka 'ala Pang
Pacific Islander Health Partnership
Ret Wixted
OC Adult Day Services Coalition
John Longoria
Disability Rights Legal Center

For more information about our ADRC Advisory Committee contact Debra Kegel, ADRC Program Specialist, at (714) 347-5763 or


ADRC Resources
ADRC of Orange County Partners:
Advisory Committee Members' Organizations: