The South Alabama Regional Planning is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for South Alabama. For more than thirty-five years the AAA has assessed the needs of older persons in the three-county region in South Alabama; distributed funds for the provision of services to older adults; helped agencies and local governments plan services for older persons; and provided information about available resources to older adults and their caregivers. Staff of the Area Agency on Aging are available to assist seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families in coordinating resources and services that support an active healthy lifestyle and maintain independence as long as possible.
In addition to Older American Act services, the AAA provides programs for older adults and people with disabilities that are funded by Medicaid such as the in-home services provided through Medicaid Waivers; and the Aging and Disability Resource Center. The Corporation for National and Community Services provides funding for the Baldwin and Escambia County RSVP programs, and other grant programs expand the services available to local residents such as Tax Counseling for the Elderly, Senior Hunger Initiatives, and benefit enrollment programs. The programs offered through the Area Agency on Aging are broad and inclusive.
Depending upon individual circumstances, an older adult and persons with disabilities in South Alabama can receive advice on obtaining needed services and public benefits, health insurance, legal counseling, a home-delivered meal, help in the home with personal care or household chores, free prescription medications, get information about Alzheimer’s and Dementia services, senior centers, recreation, transportation, local councils on aging, and caregivers can get needed information and respite care. Through direct services and contracts with various service providing agencies throughout the region, the AAA provides numerous programs and services designed to meet the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities and their families in the community. Visit the Area Agency on Aging Website Here
Promoting independence, dignity and quality of life
251-706-4603 / 251- 433-6541
Here are just some of the services and programs we offer:
Aging and Disability Resource Center
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Helpline
Benefits Check Up
Medicaid Waiver Programs
Legal Counseling and Medicare Fraud
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Meals for Seniors
Senior Nutrition Centers
SenioRx Prescription Assistance
Living Well Providence Diabetes Training