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. 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.
The Area Agency on Aging provides funding to these services:
- Home Delivered Meals
- Legal Assistance
- Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Money Management
- In-Home Services/Personal Care
- Senior Centers with Congregate Meals
- Transportation Services (grocery loops, STAR Assist, Temporary STAR, Taxi discounts)
Community Engagement Forum on Aging Issues
More than 130 Arlington residents, community stake holders, County staff and Commission on Aging members gathered on Monday, March 20th at Central Library to discuss “What Matters Most to Older Adults”. Find highlights from the 2017 Community Engagement Forum on Aging Issues here.