AAA Planning and Administration
The Cape Fear Council of Governments is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for North Carolina Planning Region O serving Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties. The Area Agency on Aging is mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, to plan, develop implement and coordinate aging services for Region O.
The AAA assists the counties as they study the needs of older citizens and plan services to meet those needs. We provide the administration and monitoring related to the Home Community Care Block Grant funding and other direct service funding of community-based services enables older adults to live independently in their own homes as long as possible. Federal, state, and local funds make services possible through grant agreements with Boards of County Commissioners and community service providers.