The mission of the DSC is to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs and services, and to identify and leverage all possible resources towards promoting, maintaining, and protecting the total well-being of older persons (senior citizens age 60 years and older), while safeguarding their dignity, integrity, independence, values, and cultures.
The DSC is primarily responsible for coordinating all activities on Guam relating to the purposes of the Older Americans Act; serving as the primary advocate for all older persons on Guam; and assisting agencies and other entities in the development of a comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system throughout Guam.
Inside the Division of Senior Citizens
Guam’s State Office on Aging (GSOA) plans, coordinates and implements programs geared toward assisting older individuals in addressing their needs and problems, and in their attainment or maintenance of a satisfying lifestyle.
The BAS is tasked with providing administrative technical support.
In accordance with the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended, the Guam SOA implements and coordinates the provision of services to older individuals age 60 years of age and older.
The Bureau is responsible for managing all aspects of information, assistance, referral, orientation and outreach with respect to Title III Aging Programs.
The enactment of P.L. 19-54 in 1989, as amended by P.L. 21-33 created the Adult Protective Services (APS) Unit within the Division of Senior Citizens, Guam SOA.