Area 4 Agency on Aging
2260 Park Towne Circle #100
Sacramento, CA, 95825
About Area 4 Agency on Aging
Area 4 Agency on Aging is a seven county planning and service area for senior services, funded under the Older Americans Act. We are one of 33 area agencies in California, designated by the State to develop, coordinate, and fund programs designed to help older persons maintain their health and independence.
Area 4 Agency on Aging (A4AA) is in a Joint Powers Agreement with the counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba to provide a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for persons 60 years of age and over.
As an area agency, A4AA is the focal point for services for older individuals. As a funding agency, we award contractual grants for nutrition, supportive services, caregiver programs, health promotion, elder abuse prevention, and other programs designed to meet specific needs of older persons within their community. As an administrative agency, we monitor, evaluate, and document the program and fiscal performance of every contracted service provider. As a planning agency, A4AA conducts needs assessments, determines priorities, and develops a four year Area Plan. And as an advocacy agency, we conduct public hearings, provide testimony before local and State governmental commissions, committees, and legislative bodies, and collaborate with other agencies/organizations to develop and expand services to meet local needs.
Through Federal Older Americans Act funding and a variety of state and local sources, the Area 4 Agency on Aging help adults 60 and older gain access to a wide range of services, many designed to meet their specific local needs.
The seniors we serve at Area 4 Agency on Aging have a myriad of needs. Many can be addressed within the framework of the programs we fund. At times, however, it is information which is crucial to particular problems seniors face.
A4AA funds the following programs:
- Information and assistance
- Caregiver support services
- Caregiver respite
- Congregate Nutrition / Home-Delivered Meals
- Elder abuse prevention
- Focal Points
- Health insurance counseling and advocacy
- Home health and personal care services
- Health assessments and health screenings
- In-home care and assistance
- Kinship care (grandparents raising grandchildren)
- Legal assistance
- Medication management
- Mental health services
- Minor home modifications
- Transportation services and vouchers for rides and Volunteer opportunities
Do you …
Help an elderly neighbor with his or her shopping?
Are you a Grandparent who is “parenting the 2nd time around”?
Pay the bills and keep the finances straight for your parents?
Have an ailing or declining spouse that you dedicate your love and your time to?
Chances Are …
Whether you’ve thought about it much or not, you have joined the ranks of some 54 million people in our communities who are informal, or unpaid, caregivers. Without them, our economy and our society simply could not cope. But, often caregivers have questions or encounter problems.
We are here to help. You are not alone, and answers to your questions and problems may be only a website away. If you do not find help with your concern, check your local Information and Assistance provider for further assistance.