Agency on Aging

AOASCC Area Plan

Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. Although older individuals may receive services under many other Federal programs, today the OAA is considered to be the major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to this group and their caregivers.

OAA funding is disseminated by the federal Administration for Community Living to State Units on Aging and regional Area Agencies on Aging. Through this aging network, over 10 million individuals are served through OAA services nation-wide, including about 85,000 Connecticut residents.  For more information click here or visit the ACL website.

Periodically, each regional Agency on Aging is required to submit plans to their State Unit on Aging, identifying goals for service delivery that reflect the priorities of the Older Americans Act. The current Area Plan covers the period from October 2021 through September 2024. 

 For a full copy of AOASCC’s Area Plan email