Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
Area Agency on Aging
221 W 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55802-1909
Distance: 1195 Miles
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. Each agency is an independent non-profit or located within a Regional Development Commission (RDC) with a shared mission to help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
There are seven AAAs in Minnesota: Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, Central Minnesota Council on Aging, Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Area Agency on Aging, Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, and Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.
The AAAs provide:
* Free information and assistance through the Senior LinkAge Line®
* Planning, development, coordination and delivery of aging and other home and community-based services
* Administration of Title III grant funds
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties
|Toll Free||(800) 232-0707|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TD-1100.6500-050Area Agencies on Aging Definition
Substate organizations authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based services for older adults within their planning and service area. State Units on Aging designate, provide federal and state funding, and monitor operations of AAAs. Eight states and the District of Columbia do not have AAAs and, therefore, serve the roles of both state and area agency. AAA's responsibilities include planning; development of local funding resources; and contracting with local service provider organizations to provide authorized services which include information and referral/assistance, outreach, case/care management, escort, transportation, homemaker/chore, personal care, home repair and rehabilitation, home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, elder abuse prevention, nursing home ombudsman, legal assistance, employment and training, health promotion and disease prevention and senior centers as well as services that support caregivers including respite care, counseling and education programs. AAAs may provide a number of other services in situations where local service provider options are limited.