In 1965, the Older Americans Act became the framework for a national network dedicated to working together to serve the nations elderly population. Amendments added in 1978 resulted in the formation of 600 Area Agency on Aging Programs. As part of this network, Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging plans, coordinates, and advocates for the development of a comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of older persons in the ten county Southern Crescent region. Working with the Area Agency on Aging are federal, state and local officials, elderly and disability community constituents, non-profit agencies, service providers, and the private voluntary sector. All partners work together for the coordination of existing services and the development of new services.
The Georgia Department of Human Services has designated Southern Crescent as the Area Agency on Aging for a ten county region in West Central Georgia. SCAAA plans, coordinates, and administers programs for seniors, caregivers, persons with disabilities, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
The Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging is a vital Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). Through our Gateway, Information, Assistance and Referrals for programs and services in the area is made available. With one phone call you can learn about the multitude of programs and resources available to you.
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As "Your Gateway to Community Resources," the Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging will provide information and assistance related to programs and services as well as provide screening for potential clients to determine eligibility for services available in your community.