WHAT ARE AREA AGENCIES ON AGING?
Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are private, nonprofit service organizations that provide planning, program development and grant funding for older adult services. The AAAs receive federal Older Americans Act funds and state funds through the Connecticut State Department on Aging. They allocate funds to elderly service providers through a request for proposal process. Area Agencies on Aging provide direct services in the areas of community education, advocacy, case management, information and assistance, benefits counseling and training. They also administer the CHOICES Program which provides older adults with health insurance counseling, information and referral to senior services, and eligibility screening for state and federal benefit programs. They also research and evaluate elderly issues, offer community education and serve as an advocate for older individuals. In Connecticut, there are five regional AAAs – one in each region of the state.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by agency name:
Southwest Connecticut Region: Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
South Central Connecticut Region: Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
East Connecticut Region: Senior Resources – Agency on Aging – Eastern Connecticut
North Central Connecticut Region: North Central Area Agency on Aging
Northwest Connecticut Region: Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
PREPARED BY: 211/jm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2021