The Central Midlands Council of Governments, Area Agency Aging Area Plan outlines the actions that will take place over the next two years, 2023-2025. The Area Plan is designed to report the status of older adults in the areas of service, the structure of the AAA’s priorities based on the results of the needs assessment, and to set the aging agenda for proper planning in specific service areas to improve the aging experience in the home and community.
The Area Agencies on Aging across the nation are required to submit an Area Plan every four years, but this has changed due to the on-going changes within the aging and disabled population. It was decided to put forth a two-year area plan to identify the current needs and changes in the Central Midlands area, and the creation of new programs, as this population continues to grow and needs increase. The Central Midlands AAA/ADRC is composed of four counties: Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Fairfield County.
Central Midlands AAA/ADRC will continue to focus on the key factors identified in the Older American’s Act, which are to aid the: rural, minority, those with the greatest need, and socioeconomic status, limited English proficiency, and older individuals at risk of institutional placement.
This plan includes the current core programs and supportive services identified in the OAA and offered by Central Midland AAA staff, and volunteers. This plan will also pinpoint the needed services and resources identified in the conducted needs assessment in 2022. Covid-19 opened the door to the gaps in service areas and identified a new subset of residents who were not aware of the services and resources provided through the AAA.
Please find this document for your review:
Central Midlands Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging Draft Area Plan