Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. There are over 670 AAAs around the country.
In Arlington, the AAA is part of the Arlington County Department of Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division. Services funded with AAA support include information and referral, legal services, congregate nutrition, home-delivered meals, transportation, personal care and respite services, money management, long-term care ombudsman services, and elder abuse prevention.
The goal of the AAA is to promote the maximum level of independence of persons 60 and older, and to ensure that older Arlington residents live as an integral part of society, with dignity and with access to programs and services that meet their needs and preferences.