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Central Coast Seniors Area Agency on Aging

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens-Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a non-profit organization responsible for allocating federal and state dollars to local agencies to insure that supportive, nutrition and health promotion services are available to older adults in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
We are a non-profit corporation established by the California Department of Aging as the Area Agency on Aging for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

They offer services which:
– Maintain seniors’ independence and dignity as people
– Encourage seniors to be socially and economically successful
– Care for the frail elderly

They are a non-profit corporation established by the California Department of Aging as the Area Agency on Aging for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Area Agencies on Aging are also known as the “Aging Network.” This network includes the Administration on Aging (AOA) at the Federal level, the California Department of Aging at the State level, Area Agencies at the local level and public and private agencies serving senior citizens with social, nutrition and health services. Working together to serve the nation’s elderly.

Programs and Services
We coordinate and monitor a system of services for seniors. In recent years over 2.3 million dollars has been allocated per year by the Area Agency on Aging to support:

* Home delivered meals
* Senior lunches
* In-home supportive services
* Homemaker services
* Telephone reassurance
* Respite for caregivers
* Long term care ombudsman
* Information and referral
* Transportation services
* Legal assistance
* Senior day care services
* Senior citizen centers
* Home repair
* Peer counseling
* Care management
* Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program
* Alzheimers Day Care Resource Centers
* Brown Bag Program
* Senior Employment Services
* Vial of Life
* Elder Abuse Prevention
* Health Promotion
* Medication Management
* Vial of Life

Our activities are prescribed by the Older Americans and Older Californians Acts and include:

* Assessment of needs and services that benefit senior citizens
* Coordination of local activities in Long Term Care planning and system development
* Coordination of activities of Older Americans Month
* Coordination of existing programs and services that serve older persons
* Development of resources and funds to expand services
* Monitoring and assessment of senior programs
* Advocacy and provision of community education
* Support for the operations of local committees examining agency issues
* Coordination of California Senior Legislation election
* Publication of a quarterly senior news bulletin.

SOURCE: centralcoastseniors.org

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