The Area Agency on Aging

Our Vision is that all seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers residing in Coastal Georgia will have access to information and services that promote physical health, mental well-being and options for living that ensure personal dignity and individual choice.

The Coastal Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Coastal Georgia's advocate for seniors, was formed in 1973, as a department of the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC). We strive to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of services which promotes the independence and well-being of older adults, those with disabilities and their caregivers, and to provide these individuals with information and access to needed services. We serve the coastal region, which includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

The coastal population is projected to increase by 32% between 2000 and 2015; 51% by the year 2030.  Much of that growth is from the population age 65 and older.  The total senior population (aged 60+) for Coastal Georgia has reached 103,235.  By 2030, 1 out of every 5 Coastal residents will aged 65 and greater.  The rapid growth of Coastal Georgia's aging population will significantly impact the aging services network and foster a climate for innovative ideas in programming and technology advancements to meet the growing needs of the elderly population.

Pursuant to meeting the vital need, the AAA remains committed to building lasting partnerships with organizations, private business, and local governments to ensure that our most frail and economically disadvantaged elders receive the care and services necessary to sustain health, independent, and dignified lives.

The Area Agency on Aging continues it's efforts of support services through various programs and initiatives such as the Aging Services Advisory Council, Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO), Nutrition and Wellness, Community Outreach,  AAA Advocacy Academy and Volunteers Services.