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Funding and Coordination

After getting input from consumers, service partners and other interested stakeholders, the AAA develops an Area Plan outlining needs and proposed recommendations, then updates it every year to reflect emerging and current trends. The N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services is a valued partner, assisting AAAs in implementing their area plans and providing technical assistance.

 

AAAs are also tasked by the Older Americans Act (OAA) to serve as advocates for older adults, enabling the agency’s leaders to engage on local and state issues beyond the programs and services they fund or deliver.

 

AAAs contract with local service partners to deliver many direct services, such as meals, transportation and in-home services. AAAs also coordinate and deliver services such as the regional long-term care ombudsman program, information and options counseling, care management, benefits/health insurance counseling, evidence-based health promotion programs and family caregiver support programs.

Structure and Funding Sources for AAAs

After getting input from consumers, service partners and other interested stakeholders, the AAA develops an Area Plan outlining needs and proposed recommendations, then updates it every year to reflect emerging and current trends. The N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services is a valued partner, assisting AAAs in implementing their area plans and providing technical assistance.

 

AAAs are also tasked by the Older Americans Act (OAA) to serve as advocates for older adults, enabling the agency’s leaders to engage on local and state issues beyond the programs and services they fund or deliver.

 

AAAs contract with local service partners to deliver many direct services, such as meals, transportation and in-home services. AAAs also coordinate and deliver services such as the regional long-term care ombudsman program, information and options counseling, care management, benefits/health insurance counseling, evidence-based health promotion programs and family caregiver support programs.

Average AAA Budget

by Funding Source

*Based on averages of 2014 AAA Budgets

Partnerships
 

AAAs across the state partner with organizations to deliver direct services and programs. Partners include:

  • N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services

  • County & City Governments

  • Foundations

  • Civic & Faith-based Organizations

  • Hospitals

  • Private Nonprofits

  • Transportation Entities

  • United Way

 

AAAs also partner with the Senior Tar Heel Legislature that advocates on behalf of seniors regarding issues impacting the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteers are the critical link between local and regional resources and the older adults attempting to access services. AAAs recruit, train and manage thousands of volunteers statewide for various programs. Investing in volunteers not only produces substantial economic benefits for the N.C. Aging Network and the community, but also reaps great health benefits to older adult volunteers themselves.

 

AAA long-term care ombudsman programs support and train volunteers in Community Advisory Committees (CACs) in each county across the state. These volunteers are appointed by boards of county commissioners and perform regular facility visits to nursing homes and adult care homes.

Advocacy Resources and Contacts