Mesa County Area Agency on Aging

Address:
510 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, Colorado 81502
United States
phone:
view phone 970-248-2717 or 800-677-1116

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Description

AAA's were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community. The AAA plans, coordinates and offers services that help older adults remain in their home, if that is their preference, aided by services such as Meals-on-Wheels, homemaker assistance and other programs needed to make independent living a viable option. By making a range of options available through contracts with both public and private groups, the AAA makes it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangement that suit them best. In some cases local contractors are not available and the AAA may act as the service provider.

The services available through AAA fall into broad categories:

Access Services-such as information and referral, outreach, case management, escort and transportation

In-Home Services-which include chore, homemaker, personal care, home-delivered meals, and home repair and rehabilitation

Community Services-including senior center, congregate meal, day care, nursing home ombudsman, elder abuse prevention, legal, employment counseling and referral, health promotion, and fitness programs

Caregiver Services-such as respite, counseling, and education programs
(Within each category there are a range of programs available.)

Hours of Operation
7:30am-5:30pm M-F