Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) strives to support and enhance the capacity of service and advocacy systems to promote independence, preserve dignity and advocate for the rights of older and disabled adults and their families.
The Centralina AAA serves a nine county region and is an “on-the-ground” organization charged with helping vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities. The CAAA serves the counties of Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly & Union. We are located at 9815 David Taylor Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262.
With the enactment of powerful federal legislation known as the Older Americans Act in 1965, Area Agencies on Aging were mandated in every state. In 1971, N.C. Governor Robert W. Scott released an Administrative Directive placing Area Agencies on Aging within the already designated regional planning organizations. Centralina Area Agency on Aging is part of Centralina Council of Governments, one of 17 such lead regional planning organizations.
As one of the 16 Area Agencies on Aging in North Carolina our purposes are to Plan, Develop, Coordinate, and Deliver a wide range of long-term services and supports to consumers in the nine county region that take into consideration the local needs and preferences that result in a local delivery system tailored to the community.