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Area Agency on Aging

General information

San Mateo County Health’s Aging and Adult Services (AAS) serves as the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). AAA was created by the federal Older Americans Act as the focal point for aging concerns at the community level.

Goals of the Area Agency on Aging

  • Provide leadership in addressing the needs of older adults and people with disabilities in San Mateo County
  • Promote consumer and other public involvement in the planning and delivery of services
  • Develop systems of care in the community that supports independence for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Administer federal, state, local and private funds in support of an integrated system of care

Area Plan for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for San Mateo County is AAS. The Area Plan is intended to accurately reflect the AAA’s future activities by involving and serving older adults, their families, and caregivers. The Area Plan provides the format and structure to identify and document needs and addresses concerns in a manner consistent with the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act to enable communities and the AAA to plan for the future. The AAA is charged with addressing and planning for a broad spectrum of matters related to older individuals and adults with disabilities.

The AAA is mandated to complete strategic plans in four year planning cycles. The Area Plan is intended to accurately reflect AAAs future activities by involving and serving older individuals, their families, and caregivers. It provides the format and structure to identify and document needs and addresses concerns in a manner consistent with the Older Americans Act (OAA) and the Older Californians Act (OCA) to enable communities and AAAs to plan for the future. To this end, AAAs are charged with addressing and planning for a broad spectrum of matters related to older individuals and adults with disabilities in our community. The Area Plan informs public and policy makers, locally and statewide, about how the AAA plans to address local needs and accomplish goals and objectives. The Area Plan allows for the AAA to re-examine its direction and progress as a result of change and allows for the addition to, changing, or deleting of current elements and objectives.

Approved Area Plan FY 2020-2024  Area Plan FY 2020-2024

Draft Area Plan Update FY 2021-2022 APU_Draft_FY_2021_2022

Partners & Contractors

The AAA plays a role in contracting services with other San Mateo County agencies, cities and community-based organizations to provide needed services.

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Health Care

Congregate Nutrition

Family Caregiver Support Program

​Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

Health Promotion

Home Delivered Meals

Information & Referral

Legal Assistance​

​Ombudsman Services

Transportation

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New Beginning Coalition

San Mateo County Health’s Aging and Adult Services’ New Beginning Coalition (NBC) is a broad-based group of older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, and service providers whose mission is to improve the quality of life of San Mateo County’s diverse population of older adults and adults with disabilities.

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SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation is an independent charitable organization whose mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigable system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. The New Beginning Coalition has been chosen to participate in the Foundation’s Community of Constituents initiative. This initiative is a statewide movement of over 500 member organizations with an additional 700 affiliated members, to transform the system of care, so that all Californians can age with dignity, choice and independence.