What is an Area Agency on Aging?
In 1965, the Older Americans Act became the framework for a national network dedicated to working together to serve the nation’s elderly population. Amendments added in 1973 resulted in the formation of 667 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) programs nationwide. As part of this network, the Three Rivers 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 10-county region southwest of Atlanta.
The Area Agency on Aging is "Your Aging and Disability Resource Connection and links you to Community Resources." Information and referral services, as well as intake and screening services, are provided through the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC).
We proudly serve the following 10 counties:
Working with the Area Agency on Aging for the coordination of existing services and the development of new services are federal, state and local officials, older adults and disability community constituents, non-profit agencies, service providers, and the private voluntary sector.
TRAAA is staffed with professionals assigned to receive inquiries, primarily by phone, regarding services and resources. In many cases, the caller's needs can be easily addressed by providing a referral to a community resource or allied agency. In other instances, the staff will perform a thorough assessment of needs through a guided interview process, which allows staff to better assist callers in finding appropriate services. Assistance is available immediately if you able to pay for services.
With information about home and community based services, Georgian’s can make informed decisions about how best to manage their future.