The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1974, serves approximately 85,000 people in Maricopa County annually through more than 60 programs and services. The Area Agency serves four main client populations: older adults aged 60 and over; adults aged 18 and older with disabilities and other special needs; family caregivers; and persons of all ages who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers and professionals throughout the community work in concert with the Area Agency to deliver home and community-based services, protect elder rights, operate senior centers and provide information, assistance and education.
As the county’s leading nonprofit for supporting families, the Agency uses your gift to provide in-home services that allow seniors to remain in their homes. When you give to the Agency your generosity allows us to help those who would be turned away due to lack of funds that support these much needed services.
SAIL (Senior Adult Independent Living) program – 490 older adults on the waiting list for bathing, personal care, laundry, grocery shopping and light house keeping.
Respite – 80 family care givers on the waiting list for respite to give caregivers a break from caring for chronically ill adults. Respite is usually 4 hour blocks twice weekly.
AgeWORKS – 225 older job seekers on the waiting list for employment/training opportunities. Many unemployed low-income persons who are 55 years of age or older have poor employment prospects.
Eye Glasses – 55 low-income uninsured adults on waiting list for glasses
Hearing Aids – 70 low-income uninsured adults on waiting list for hearing aids
Client Success Stories
Martha and Richard moved from Goodyear to Avondale to enjoy their retirement. About 6 months after moving, Richard suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed. He needed 24-hour care to help him bathe, use the bathroom, get dressed, prepare meals and even eat his food. Martha provided this round-the-clock care by herself leaving her overwhelmed and depressed. She could no longer participate in any activities she enjoyed. She called the Area Agency Senior HELP LINE and was set up with 8 hours of respite every week. She now has some time to do the things she enjoys.
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