Page Updated - Apr. 2015
What are Area Agencies on Aging
Areas Agencies on Aging (AAAs) is a network of approximately 620 organizations nationwide which serve the elderly populations (60+) of their local areas. Most agencies serve a specific geographic area of several neighboring counties, although a few offer services statewide. This is especially true in smaller or less densely populated states. All the AAAs receive federal funding under the Older American Act and most supplement that funding with additional state and local revenues.
Agencies may use the phrase "Area Agency on Aging" in their name such as the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas or they may simply call themselves the County Office on Aging.
What AAAs Do
A lesser, but still significant. percentage of AAAs also provide families with help completing applications for assistance programs such as Medicaid, respite care and certain veterans' programs. Finally, case management is a much valued option though offered more selectively than other types of help.
What AAAs Don't Do
When planning for long term care, it is equally important to know the services with which the AAAs cannot or do not help families.
Alternative Assistance Options
Aging and Disability Resource Centers - ADRCs serve as a single point of entry for families to learn about the long term care support services available to them through federal, state and other programs. The ADRCs provide free and objective counseling services. While very helpful, the ADRC system is still being developed and is not available nationwide. In addition, in many cases, the ADRC Agency is same agency as the Area Agency on Aging. However in some states these are separate entities.
Medicaid Planners - Medicaid planners offer families assistance with the complicated Medicaid application process. More importantly they help families to structure their finances to meet with Medicaid's financial requirements. Read more.
Veterans Benefits Planners - Benefit planners help families to understand the different and sometimes conflicting benefits which they may be due and help to calculate and re-structure income and assets to meet program requirements. Read more.
Select Your State & County to Find Your Local Area Agency on Aging.
Lake Cumberland Area Agency on Aging
2384 Lakeway DriveP. O. Box 1570Russell Springs KY 42642
Phone: (270) 866-4200
Barren River Area Agency on Aging
177 Graham AvenueBowling Green KY 42101
Phone: (270) 781-2381
Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
699 Perimeter DriveLexington KY 40517
Phone: (859) 269-8021
Purchase Area Agency on Aging
1002 Medical DrivePO Box 588Mayfield KY 42066
Phone: (270) 247-7171
Gateway Area Agency on Aging
110 Lake Park DriveMorehead KY 40351
Phone: (606) 780-0090
Cumberland Valley Area Agency on Aging
P.O. Box 1740342 Old Whitley RoadLondon KY 40743
Phone: (606) 864-7391
Northern Kentucky Area Agency on Aging
22 Spiral DriveFlorence KY 41042
Phone: (859) 283-1885
FIVCO Area Agency on Aging
32 Fivco CourtGrayson KY 41143
Phone: (606) 929-1366
Buffalo Trace Area Agency on Aging
201 Government St., Suite 300 P.O. Box 460 Maysville KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-6894
Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging
917 Perry Park RoadHazard KY 41701
Phone: (606) 436-3158
Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging
PO Box 604613 College Street Road
Phone: (270) 769-2393
KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living/Aging and Disability Resource Center (Kentuckiana)
11520 Commonwealth DriveLouisville KY 40299
Phone: (502) 266-5571
Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging
300 Hammond Drive
Phone: (270) 886-9484
Green River Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
300 GRADD WayOwensboro KY 42301
Phone: (270) 926-4433
Big Sandy Area Agency on Aging
110 Resource CourtPrestonsburg KY 41653
Phone: (606) 886-2374