Our role as the Area Agency on Aging is to assess need, advocate, engage community support, coordinate program funding, monitor and evaluate the work of service providers for the development of a comprehensive service delivery system to meet the short and long term needs of persons sixty years of age or older and their caregivers or the disabled in the Northeast Georgia Area. We accomplish this by working with federal, state and local officials; elderly and disabled constituents; service providers; caregivers; and the private sector to coordinate existing services and to develop new services.
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has an advisory council, comprised primarily of older persons, to review and comment on all programs affecting the elderly and disabled.
The AAA sub-contracts with local county governments, private organizations, senior centers, attorneys at law, and non-profit organizations to provide a variety of services in the northeast Georgia region.
The Area Agency on Aging mission is to improve the quality of life for older Northeast Georgians and adults with disabilities, and to assist these individuals in achieving maximum levels of health, independence, and productivity. Special consideration is given to assuring services for those with the greatest social, economic, and health needs.
The Area Agency on Aging vision is to foster the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system, which encourages and promotes individual choice, self-respect, and dignity for older persons residing in Northeast Georgia.