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Area Plan Update for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

The Public Hearing for the Area Plan 20-21 Update will be held online. Date and Format TBD. Check back for more information.

Click the following link for a summary PDF icon 19-20 Public Hearing Summary_PSA 1.pdf

You are welcome to submit comments at any time by mail or by clicking on this link.

Comments may be mailed to:

Attn: Maren Rose
Area 1 Agency on Aging
434 7th Street
Eureka, CA  95501

For more information, feel free to call Maren at 707-442-3763 Ext. 208

Area Plan 2016-2020 cover

2016-2020 Area Plan

The Older Americans Act of 1965 and the Older Californians Act of 1996 (with amendments) established California‚Äôs 33 Area Agencies on Aging to serve as leaders and advocates in their communities for issues affecting older persons and their caregivers.  Area 1 Agency on Aging (A1AA) serves Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, representing more than 32,000 people age 60 and over. A1AA is responsible for developing an Area Plan which is a four-year document that establishes goals and objectives based on the following:

  1. Needs assessment activities conducted by A1AA and others (may include surveys, interviews, focus groups, public hearings.)

  2. Targeting mandates specified by law (includes key groups of people identified by the Older Americans/Older Californians Acts as having high needs for service.)

  3. Adequate proportion/minimum percentages required by law (specifies the broad categories of services that are to be provided to high need groups.)

  4. Funding constraints (taking into consideration that funding is limited and not all services and needs can be met.)