Who We Are
Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging's (MCAAA) mission is to provide advocacy, planning, and information, promoting healthier lives, caring communities, and a sense of independence in our region’s older adults.
Who We Serve
MCAAA serves a three-county region and is designated for planning, administration and advocacy of services for persons aged 60 and older and their spouses who need assistance in order to remain as independent as possible. The MCAAA serves the counties of Cumberland, Harnett & Sampson in North Carolina.
AAA Service Areas
- Family Caregiver Services
- Health Promotion and Senior Games
- Home and Community Care Block Grant Services
- Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Services
- Senior Tar Heel Legislature
History of AAA in North Carolina
With the enactment of powerful federal legislation known as the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965, Area Agencies on Aging were mandated in every state. Area Agencies on Aging are housed in the already designated regional planning organizations. MCAAA is part of Mid-Carolina Regional Council, one of 16 such lead regional planning organizations.
As one of the 16 Area Agencies on Aging in North Carolina, our purposes are to Plan, Develop, Coordinate, and Deliver a wide range of long-term services and support to consumers in the three-county region that take into consideration the local needs and preferences that result in a local delivery system tailored to the community.
Funding and Coordination of Services
After getting input from consumers, service providers and other interested stakeholders, the AAA develops an Area Plan outlining needs and proposed recommendations, then updates it every few years to reflect emerging trends. AAAs are also tasked by the OAA to serve as advocates for older adults, enabling the agency’s leaders to engage on local and state issues beyond the programs and services they fund or deliver. AAAs contract with local service providers to deliver many direct services, such as meals, transportation and in-home services. However, most agencies are direct providers of information and referral/assistance, case management, and family caregiver support programs.