Located in Darien, GA and Serving Nine Counties in Darien, GA
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging's Vision
A Vision of Preserving Choice and Dignity for Seniors
Our vision is that all seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers residing in coastal Georgia will have access to information and services that promote physical health, mental well-being, and options for living that ensure personal dignity and individual choice.
The Coastal Area Agency on Aging (AAA), coastal Georgia's advocate for seniors, was formed in 1973 as a department of the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC). We strive to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of services that promote the independence and well-being of older adults, those with disabilities, and their caregivers. We strive to provide these individuals with information and access to needed services. We serve the coastal region, which includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties.
Providing Services to Meet a Growing Population
The coastal population is projected to increase by 32% between 2000 and 2015 and 51% by the year 2030. Much of that growth is from the population aged 65 and older. The total senior population for coastal Georgia has reached 103,235. By 2030, 1 out of every 5 residents will be aged 65 and greater.
The rapid growth of coastal Georgia's aging population will significantly impact the aging services network and foster a climate for innovative ideas in programming and technology advancements to meet the growing needs of the elderly population.
Giving Elders the Care and Services They Need
To meet this vital need, the AAA remains committed to building lasting partnerships with organizations, private businesses, and local governments to ensure that our most frail and economically disadvantaged elders receive the care and services they need. The Area Agency on Aging continues its efforts through various programs and initiatives, such as the Aging Services Advisory Council, Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO), nutrition and wellness, community outreach, AAA Advocacy Academy, and volunteer services.