Area Agency on Aging


The Commission serves as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in the four county region.  The AAA serves to facilitate and support the development of programs to address the needs of older adults.  The AAA provides advocacy, planning, program and resource development, information brokerage, funds administration, and quality assurance.  The Agency focuses on supporting and assisting older adults in obtaining aging services offered in their communities through local aging service providers.

Isothermal Area Agency on Aging, Area Plan 2020

Every four years, the Area Agency on Aging completes a strategic work plan that drives the goals, strategies, and outcomes that our staff must focus on according to the mandates of the Older American’s Act and the collaborative work we do with our funded partners. Your input is important to that process.

While we know there is little that can be done about funding, there are aspects that, together, we may invest time and energy in advocating for change. You have important insight into how Aging Services are planned and delivered. The survey should take you less than 5 minutes to complete. To take the survey, got Isothermal Area Agency on Aging Area Plan.

The last day to complete the survey is April 10, 2020.  Thank you for your interest in the Area Agency on Aging.

The AAA’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

An advocacy program which promotes and protects the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.  The Ombudsman is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of residents.

The AAA’s Family Caregiver Support Program

This program has the responsibility to plan, provide and coordinate multi-faceted systems of supportive services for caregivers.  The program offers information about services, assistance with accessing services, counseling, support groups, caregiver education, respite for caregivers, and services to supplement care.

The AAA’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

This program provides subsidized community service and work based training and related supportive services for persons with low incomes who are 55 years of age or older.

The AAA’s Evidence Based Disease Prevention and Health Promotions Program

This program has the responsibility to plan, coordinate and implement disease prevention and health promotion programs that are based on scientific evidence and have been demonstrated to improve the health of older adults.

NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature Fact Sheets

2019 Legislative Priorities

Staff-to-Patient Rations in Nursing Homes

Home and Community Care Block Grant

Project C.A.R.E

Senior Centers