The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging (AAA), is one of the statedesignated agencies (665 AAAs nationwide), established in 1975 as a result of the passage of the Older Americans Act of 1965. The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens has served as the designated AAA for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties since 1975.
The AAA is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing programs that promote the health, dignity, and well being of older adults. These activities are articulated in the Older Americans and Older Californians Acts which authorize the Area Agency on Aging and its programs.
The AAA has four major goals:
• Identify needs and services that benefit older adults
• Coordinate existing programs, services, and funding sources that serve older persons
• Explore and plan new resources and funds to meet and expand services for the senior population
• Monitor and evaluate senior service programs
Our vision is a community where its residents are assured a quality of life through services that are available, accessible and affordable.
To provide leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Californians; to develop communitybased systems of care that provide services which support independent living and which protect the quality of life of older persons and adults with functional impairments; and to promote citizen involvement in the planning and delivery of services.