About Area Agencies on Aging
Created by the Older Americans Act of 1965, Area Agencies on Aging respond to the needs of the elderly in the communities they serve. They are advocates, planners, funders and educators, as well as providers of information and referral services. Area agencies work with public and private partners to respond to the unique needs of older citizens and families in their areas.
Ohio has twelve area agencies, each serving a multi-county planning and service area. Agencies create local plans based on the population and resources in their communities.
While many state and federally funded programs operate the same way across the state, area agencies often have latitude in customizing their service delivery to provide the most appropriate system of care for their communities. The Department of Aging and other funding sources routinely monitor the area agencies, and the agencies in turn monitor their local partners who provide direct services.
Area agencies distribute federal, state and local funds to service providers. With few exceptions, area agencies do not provide direct in-home and community-based services. However, they do provide assessment and case management of consumers as well as provide information and referral to service agencies. Many also make available educational trainings and workshops for the citizens and professionals in their areas. The area agencies also house or coordinate with regional long-term care ombudsman programs, which assist consumers of long-term care services with choices and concerns.
The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging serves as the collective voice for area agencies in the state.
In addition, Ohio has several County and Municipal Offices on Aging.
Find Your Area Agency
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Serving Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren counties
175 Tri County Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2
Serving Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble & Shelby counties
40 W. Second Street, Suite 400
Dayton, OH 45402
Area Agency on Aging 3
Serving Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam & Van Wert counties
200 E. High St./2nd Fl.
Lima, OH 45801
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Serving Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams & Wood counties
2155 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, OH 43609-0624
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Serving Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca & Wyandot counties
2131 Park Avenue West, Suite 100
Ontario, OH 44906
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Serving Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway & Union counties
3776 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.
Serving Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto & Vinton counties
University of Rio Grande/F32
160 Dorsey Drive
P.O. Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674-0500
Area Agency on Aging 8
Serving Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry & Washington counties
1400 Pike Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc.
Serving Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum & Tuscarawas counties
1730 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, OH 43725
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain & Medina counties
925 Euclid Avenue/#600
Cleveland, OH 44115
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging
Serving Portage, Stark, Summit & Wayne counties
1550 Corporate Woods Parkway, Suite 100
Uniontown, OH 44685
Area Agency on Aging 11, Inc.
Serving Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning & Trumbull counties
5555 Youngstown-Warren Road
Suite 2685 Second Floor
Niles, Ohio 44446