The Area Agency on Aging is under the umbrella of the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission. We are among over 600 Area Agencies on Aging in the nation that serve every community in the United States, and we are one of 13 in Alabama. Each of us serves a geographic region, and our local region consists of Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties in southwest Alabama. We are part of the aging network through the U.S. Administration on Community Living, the U.S. Administration on Aging, and our state office, the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Many of our federally funded programs are restricted to persons age 60 and older or their caregivers, while others serve adults with disabilities of any age.
For more than 45 years the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission’s Area Agency on Aging has provided home and community based services to thousands of older persons that are primarily funded through the Older Americans Act, Medicaid, and state and local governments. Our mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older persons through advocacy and by overseeing the development of a comprehensive and coordinated system of care that is responsive to the needs and preferences of older people and their family caregivers. We do this both by providing certain services through our office and by contracting with some fifty community agencies to provide services such as senior centers and home care.
Please explore our website to find the services we offer on our Program page, and our Resource page provides a comprehensive overview of aging and disability services in our local area. Our office hours are 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and we are closed on holidays. We are just a call or click away if we can be of any assistance.
Area Agency on Aging Director