Advancing the dignity and independence of older adults in our community
Areawide assesses the needs of seniors, and coordinates programs to allow older adults to live safely in their own home for as long as possible.
We link seniors to resources through our information and assistance line and we also print a resource directory specifically for seniors in the counties we serve.
Our target population is older adults sixty years of age and older, plus their caregivers. To provide these services, Areawide depends upon funding through private and foundation grants, with the majority of the funds coming from state and federal monies
Areawide Aging Agency is dedicated to advancing the dignity and independence of older adults in our community.
A Message from the Chair
Areawide Aging Agency continues its commitment to the senior members of the community by providing services that assists them in remaining active, independent members of society. Since joining the board of directors in 2021, I have been impressed by the broad spectrum of services being provided, and the increasing number of people being helped each day. This vital assistance has a significant impact on the quality of life of the aging members in the community. Knowing that loved ones are receiving support that allows them to safely age in place, offers peace of mind to family members.
One of the reasons I was excited to become a board member of this organization, was the fact that they provide essential services that protect some of the most vulnerable members of the community. I have seen firsthand the struggles and difficulties faced by those who are no longer able to sufficiently provide for their daily needs. Without the assistance received through Areawide Aging Agency, many would not be able to remain in their homes during this phase of life.
The mission of advancing the dignity and independence of older adults in the community is being realized through various programs, including, hot nutritious meals, transportation, health & wellness support, and legal assistance to name a few. Donors and those that support this work are crucial for the fulfilling of this mission. Through ongoing strategic planning, the staff and board members continuously assess the needs of the community to ensure the uninterrupted provision of services that are meaningful, while endeavoring to broaden the scope to meet future challenges. As the aging population of the community increases, we are committed to continuing to provide these essential services well into the future. Community support, and continued funding are crucial to this goal. We recognize and appreciate each person and organization that has partnered with us in this mission.
2023-2024 Board Chair
Our clients are talking!
"I’m 91 and the program lets me be in my own home."
– Norma R.
"Helps me manage my newly diagnosed diabetes."
– Arthur S.
“I love the volunteers. They are my only friends."
– Alma G.
“I am very thankful for each and every person I’ve met and of course the meals are great. God is good."
– Alice B.