Funding for planning, developing, and coordinating home- and community-based services that support older adults comes from Title III of the federal Older Americans Act (OAA). Signed into law in 1965, the OAA created the network of Area Agencies on Aging across the country that responds to the needs of seniors and advocates on their behalf.
The Agency administers OAA and state funding for the nine-county area. This funding supports a regional network of service providers to deliver a wide range of community services that include:
Adult Day Service
Long-term Care Ombudsman
Protective and Supportive Services
Senior Volunteer Services
The Nutrition Services Program is the largest OAA program, supporting both home-delivered meals and congregate meal sites in each of our nine counties. OAA-funded wellness programs include Healthy U, Eat Smart Live Strong, A Matter of Balance, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers. These programs help older individuals remain independent within their communities and are funded in part by a Title III grant under the Older Americans Act administered by the Ohio Department of Aging.