Centralina Area Agency on Aging

The demographics of our region’s older adult population are changing in terms of size, diversity and needs. There are now more North Carolinians over the age of 60 than under the age of 18, with over two million older adults over the age of 65 residing in our state. Many of these older adults want to stay in their communities and in their own home for as long as possible.

The Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) strives to support and improve the quality of life for older and disabled adults, their families and caregivers throughout our nine-county region. By offering direct services, programming, planning and technical assistance, Centralina AAA helps residents age with choice, dignity and independence.

Programs and Services

  • Long-term Care Ombudsman Program to advocate for individuals in long-term care facilities
  • Senior Community Services Employment Program to provide older adults with work-based job training
  • Mobility Management to connect people to safe, reliable transportation for older or disabled adults
  • Evidence-Based Health and Wellness Programs to encourage and empower healthy living among adults of all ages
  • High-quality, customized training for consumers, providers and the business community

Aging Area Plan

The Centralina AAA Aging Area Plan provides a strategic roadmap to help the department achieve its mission. The plan, which covers activities over a four-year period, identifies the most important areas of focus to provide care and support for our region’s older adults and models best-case programming for our region to adopt at the local and community levels. Read More

Committees & Advisory Councils

State and federal legislation requires Area Agencies on Aging to convene volunteers for specific purposes. Residents who volunteer to serve in an advisory capacity are a critical leadership resource, providing feedback and perspective regarding the aging network.

Community Advisory Committee for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Community Advisory Committee helps the Ombudsman Program promote and protect the rights of residents in adult care and nursing facilities. Volunteers are appointed by the county to spend time visiting facilities, engaging with residents and advocating for quality care.  

Region F Aging Advisory Committee

The Region F Aging Advisory Committee, or RFAAC, assists the Centralina AAA staff by providing direction for programming and services for the population aged 60 and over in our region.

Senior Tar Heel Legislators

The Senior Tar Heel Legislators advise and inform the North Carolina General Assembly on issues affecting older adults. Members gain a deep knowledge of what older adults need and use that knowledge to advocate for older adults at local and state levels.

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