California Area Agencies on Aging
The OLDER AMERICANS’ ACT requires that a local agency carry out a wide range of functions designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community-based programs and services for the elderly in each community. These community agencies are based throughout California and operate under a partnership with the California Department of Aging. The funding for these agencies is partly federal and state as well as local . Some area agencies are administered by the county in which they operate, others are private non profit agencies contracted to administer and develop programs for the elderly that live in the communities served.