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Area Plan Update for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

The public is invited to provide comments on the Area Plan Update for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 for senior services funded by the Older Americans Act. Comments may be provided in person at the Public Hearing or in writing. The Public Hearing will be held at the Area 1 Agency on Aging, 434 7th Street, Eureka, on Wednesday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m.

A summary of the proposed services plan will be available for public review beginning April  2, 2017 at Area 1 Agency on Aging, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Healy Senior Center, Del Norte Senior Center, and County Libraries or may be downloaded at HERE. Call for other locations or to request a copy at 707-442-3763. Written comments are always welcome.  Comments submitted by April 21, 2017 will be included in Area Plan Update, 2017.

If you are unable to attend you may submit written comments 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


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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.)