The Older Americans Act of 1965
- Created the Administration on Aging
- Established a national convention every 10
- Ensure the right to work for people over 60.
- Officially granted civil rights to
- Called for the creation of Area Agencies on Aging nationwide
In 1973, Indiana's Area Agencies on Aging, AAA's, were created by state statute.
- Indiana has 16 Area Agencies on Aging.
- The five county area of Wayne, Fayette, Franklin,
Union, and Rush happens to be Area 9.
- Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency is
the official state Area Agency on Aging for Area 9.
- All AAA's are not-for-profit entities.
- Most of Indiana's AAA's are free standing
organizations, but some have parent organizations.
- Indiana University East is Area 9's
- Indiana started the CHOICE program
- Community and Home Options to Institutional Care
for the Elderly and Disabled Act of 1987
- Medicaid Waiver funding began
Today a variety of in-home and community based services are funded with state and federal
monies distributed and managed by Area 9.
- Currently over 900 people in the five county area receive in-home services or home-delivered
meals through monies managed by Area 9.
- There are 11 meal sites providing hot, nutritious
meals, home-delivered, or as part of the congregate meal program which serves more
people in the area.
- Area 9 also provides funding for 19 community senior centers in
the five county area.
- Area 9 contracts with a variety of in-home service providers and
community service providers.
- Services are funded with federal and state monies from
a variety of programs:
- Title III
- Social Services Block Grant
- Medicaid Waiver