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.
Five County Area Agency on Aging
1070 West 1600 South Building B, PO Box 1550 (84771) Saint George UT 84770
Phone: (435) 673-3548
Bear River Area Agency on Aging
170 North Main St.Logan UT 84321
Phone: (435) 752-7242
Southeastern Utah Area Agency on Aging
375 South Carbon Avenue PO Box 1106 Price UT 84501
Phone: (435) 637-4268
Uintah Basin Area Agency on Aging
330 East 100 SouthRoosevelt UT 84066
Phone: (435) 722-4518
Davis County Department of Family Health and Senior Services
22 South State Street, 3rd Floor
Phone: (801) 525-5050
Six County Area Agency on Aging
250 North Main StreetP.O. Box 820Richfield UT 84701
Phone: (435) 893-0721
Weber-Morgan Area Agency on Aging
237 26th Street #320 Ogden UT 84401
Phone: (801) 625-3770
Salt Lake County Aging Services
2001 South State Street Suite S1500 Salt Lake City UT 84190
Phone: (385) 468-3200
San Juan County Area Agency on Aging
117 South Main StreetP.O. Box 9Monticello UT 84535
Phone: (435) 587-3225
Mountainland Area Agency on Aging
586 East 800 NorthOrem UT 84097
Phone: (801) 229-3804
Tooele County Aging & Adult Services
59 East Vine StreetTooele UT 84074
Phone: (435) 882-2870
Council on Aging/ Golden Age Center
330 South AggieVernal UT 84078
Phone: (435) 789-2169