About ALTSD

By the year 2030, New Mexico’s percentage of population over age 65 will move from 29th to fourth largest in the nation.

“At the heart of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department’s mission is the belief that New Mexico’s older adults and adults with disabilities have the right to remain active participants in their communities, to age with respect and dignity, to be protected from abuse, neglect, and exploitation and to have equal access to health care. The Department is a leader in developing programs and building partnerships that support lifelong independence and healthy aging.”

Who we are

  • Created in 2004 by the New Mexico State Legislature
  • New Mexico’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
  • Designated state agency for Adult Protective Services
  • Designated State Agency Unit on Aging
  • State Ombudsman Program
  • Active partner in New Mexico’s Aging Network

What we do

  • Support aging in place-providing services in homes and communities
  • Support caregivers
  • Combat senior hunger
  • Encourage healthy and productive aging
  • Build and sustain capabilities to meet emerging needs and challenges

Learn more about our New Mexico State Plan for Aging and Long-Term Services

Visit our Policy and Planning section to learn more.

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