Area Agencies on Aging were federally established in 1974 under the Older Americans Act to focus on issues of the aging population. They are
Consumer-oriented, grassroots organizations
Local government, non-profit, or tribe
Organizations that focus on needs of older adults and persons with disabilities, targeting services to vulnerable people with chronic care needs and family caregivers.
Part of a state and national aging & disability network
Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A): W4A is a membership organization made up of the 13 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Washington State. The website serves as a portal to their local Community Living Connections programs and provides resources to assist members in pursuing annual policy and legislative goals.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a): a 501c (3) membership association representing America’s national network of 618 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 246 Title VI Native American aging programs.
Eldercare Locator - a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families throughout the nation. Use the online locator tool or call 1-800-677-1116.