Information provided by: Placer County Adult System of Care
Agency on Aging \ Area 4 is a seven county planning and service area for senior services, funded under the Older Americans Act. One of 33 area agencies in California, designated by the State to develop, coordinate, and fund programs designed to help older persons maintain their health and independence. Agency on Aging/Area 4 (AAA4) is in a Joint Powers Agreement with the counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba to provide a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for persons 60 years of age and over. As an area agency, AAA4 is the focal point for services for older individuals. As a funding agency, AAA4 awards contractual grants for nutrition, supportive services, caregiver programs, health promotion, elder abuse prevention, and other programs designed to meet specific needs of older persons within the community. As an administrative agency, they monitor, evaluate, and document the program and fiscal performance of every contracted service provider. As a planning agency, AAA4 conducts needs assessments, determines priorities, and develops a four year Area Plan. And as an advocacy agency, they conduct public hearings, provide testimony before local and State governmental commissions, committees, and legislative bodies, and collaborate with other agencies/organizations to develop and expand services to meet local needs.