East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission-Area Agency on Aging
The Commission’s Area Agency on Aging provides services to seniors and assists in the coordination of a variety of aging service programs with other agencies throughout the 10-county service area.
In communities throughout the regions, the Commission currently funds 42 Senior Centers serving hot meals and 2 Nutrition Outreach Centers providing frozen meals to homebound elderly. These centers are operated by local governments and nonprofit organizations under contractual agreements.
The Commission operates “SenioRx”, a prescription drug assistance program providing long term medications and wellness activities to seniors throughout the region. The Commission also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) which streamlines access to services for seniors 60 years and above and disabled persons regardless of age.
The Commission’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) offers assistance to unemployed job seekers, who are 55 years of age and older and with limited household income, to revitalize their job skills, earning minimum wages while assigned part-time to community service on-the-job training at local nonprofit or governmental agencies. Assistance is also available for participants through job development.