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
SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Community Engagement Forum on Monday, March 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204
We invite you to join the Arlington County Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Services Division and the Arlington Commission on Aging for our annual Community Engagement Forum on Aging Issues. The Community Engagement Forum will feature a panel presentation of key stakeholders, followed by breakout sessions that focus on core areas in aging. Presenters include:
Christian Dorsey, Vice Chair, Arlington County Board
Lisa Fikes, Director, Volunteer Arlington
Josephine Peters, Planning and Education Chief, Arlington County Public Health
Erica Wood, Commonwealth Council on Aging
Our breakout sessions will focus on the Age-Friendly domains of: Community Support, Housing and Health Services; Social Inclusion, Employment and Civic Participation and Respect; Communication and Information; and Transportation, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings. Your input and perspective will help identify the priorities in planning for a livable Arlington for all ages. Free parking and light refreshments will be provided. A flyer is attached with more details. Please feel free to share with your networks.
Highlights from the 2017 Community Engagement Forum on Aging Issues here.