Area Agency on Aging
Mandated by the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, the Kerr Tar Area Agency on Aging focuses on its partnership efforts as a means of leveraging a quality continuum of support for the region’s older adults. Our mission to lead, develop and enhance community based services, opportunities and protections for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers to empower them to live independent, healthy and improved quality of lives in their community of choice for as long as possible.
Our Vision: To be the source for leadership, advocacy, planning and information to ensure the provision of services to build livable and senior friendly communities that are prepared to meet the challenges of a growing aging population.
The scope of the program is broad and flexible to maintain and expand the quality of life for our seniors. We provide assistance for seniors who:
- need information,
- desire the benefits offered by a certified multipurpose senior center,
- need assistance to remain in their own homes,
- reside in a long-term care facility.
In addition, we are a resource center offering assistance or training support for their caregivers or other family members.
Kerr Tar AAA is guided by a four-year Regional Area Plan on Aging, and supported by the Regional Aging and Advisory Council.
NEW: The NC Division of Aging and Adult Services approved the Kerr Tar Area Plan. The “Plan” is effective from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020. The Division’s Reviews Team conducted a through review of the plan and determined that it is comprehensive and recognizes the efforts by the Area Agency on Aging to improve access to services and promotes the well being of older adults, caregivers and their families. The Review Team identified the plan’s strength’s to increase capacity for outreach to caregivers and minority populations in the region.