Who We Are
We are part of an Aging Network that includes:
Federal: The Administration on Aging (AoA) awards funds for nutrition and supportive home and community-based services to 56 State Units on Aging based primarily on the number of persons 60 years of age and over in the state.
State: The State Units on Aging (SUAs) award funds to 629 Area Agencies on Aging.
Local: The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) determine the needs of older persons locally and work to address those needs through the funding of local services and through advocacy. AAAs are required to prioritize funding for those with greatest social and/or economic need with particular attention to low-income minority individuals.
A private, nonprofit agency
- Designated as an Area Agency on Aging in 1974 by the SUA, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA), now known as the Bureau of Aging, Community Living and Supports (ACLS).
- One of 16 AAAs in Michigan