Area Agency on Aging
Serving Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson Counties
The Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging is designated for planning, administration, and advocacy of services for persons aged 60 and older and their spouses who need assistance in order to remain as independent as possible.
Area Agency on Aging programs are a product of The Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended Federal legislation which states that federal, state, and local dollars will be available to fund services for older adults.
Basic Functions of the Area Agency on Aging
- PLANNING After collection of information on population, needs and resources available, the Home and Community Care Block Grant Committee (appointed by County Commissioners) and the Area Agency on Aging staff plan for services to be provided to the 60-plus population.
- ADMINISTRATION Various agencies are contracted with to provide those services which, through the planning process, prove to be the most necessary in order for the 60-plus population to remain as independent as possible. Some of the administrative duties of the Area Agency on Aging are to contract, monitor contracts, provide training to contractors and their staff and to compile program and fiscal reports.
- ADVOCACY The Area Agency on Aging serves as an advocate of the 60-plus population. This is done on behalf of individuals as well as groups who need assistance in overcoming problems.