Area Agency on Aging
Helping Older Adults Age with Dignity and Worth
The Albemarle Commission’s Area Agency on Aging is part of a national network of aging agencies established by Federal Law under the Older Americans Act. As such we are the leading aging representing the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services. Through Funds administered we contract aging services with local services providers for services as diverse as nutrition, transportation, adult day care, care giver respite, in-home services, and small home repairs. We also provide funds for our Senior Center’s general purpose use and outreach activities.
Our direct services include the Nutrition Program administered at a separate site by program specialists. We administer the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Family Caregiver Support Program. Events include Senior Games. As well, we sponsor training Forums and workshops that often provide continuing education units to local professionals. Our Aging Advisory Council monitors our goals for services provision.
Additionally, we provide primary support to our Senior Tarheel Legislators and twenty-one locally appointed committees whose existence is mandated by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services. The Albemarle Commission’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is dedicated to serving older adults age 60 or better who reside in the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington. Collectively, these ten counties are known as Region R.
If you have questions about Medicare fraud or abuse contact:
North Carolina Senior Medicare Patrol 877-99-NCSMP (877-996-2767).
To schedule an SMP program for your organization or community group contact Catherine Palmer at the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging.