Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) is a network of non-profit organizations nationwide. They serve the elderly population (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. For those who live in Philadelphia, your local agency on aging is the phila corp for aging. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for older Philadelphians and those with disabilities and to assist them in achieving the greatest possible levels of health, independence and productivity.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging coordinates a wide range of services to help older Philadelphians live as independently as possible. Services include: home care, advocacy, support for caregivers, employment assistance, health promotion, home repairs, information and referrals, legal assistance, home food delivery, advocacy services, community centers for the elderly, transport and much more. Particular attention is paid to those with the greatest social, economic and health needs.