Cape Fear Area On Aging

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.

What is Area Agency on Aging (AAA)?

The Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging is the organization mandated under the provisions of the Older American’s Act of 1965, as amended, to work on behalf of older adults and their caregivers in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties.

It is our mission to enhance the quality of life and meet the needs of older adults and their caregivers through a regional system of comprehensive, coordinated and community-based services and advocacy.

The Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging’s vision is to support the autonomy, independence, and dignity of older citizens through planning for future needs with regional leaders, stakeholders, and consumers for a community that embraces and responds to changing needs and opportunities for older adults.

  • 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 AAA is mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, to work on behalf of older adults and their caregivers in the four-county area.
  • The AAA assists the counties as they study the needs of older citizens and plan services to meet those needs. Provision 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.

AAA Activities

  • Development, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive care system for older adults
  • Development of programs and resources to address gaps in services
  • Information and referral to local resources
  • Allocation and management of funding for services in the region
  • Technical assistance to agencies which serve older adults
  • Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Family Caregiver Support Program
  • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • Administrative support of the Region’s N.C. Senior Tar Heel Legislature
  • Senior Tar Heel Legislators Jan 2017 – Jan 2019
  • Education and information on aging issues and resources
  • Coordination of the Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Jane S. Jones

AAA Director
910-395-4553  ext. 209

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