Nebraska Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Our Mission

To advocate for the continued development of a community services delivery system of area agencies on aging for older Nebraskans. Advocacy efforts include negotiations with state agencies, legislative advocacy and coordination with related statewide agencies and organizations.

Our Vision

A statewide network of community- based services which enhances the lives of older adults through a wide-range of options for life-long living, supports for maintaining independence, community long-term care services and assistance to family caregivers without regard to income.

Responsibilities of an Area Agency on Aging

  • Plan and advocate for the development of a coordinated service network for older adults.
  • Serve as coordinator and advocate within the community to facilitate access and use of existing services, as well as developing other needed services.
  • Determine social services needed in the local area, giving special attention to the socially and economically disadvantaged.
  • Protect the rights of older adults by providing legal, ombudsman, elder abuse awareness and financial counseling services.
  • Protect the rights of older adults by providing legal, ombudsman, elder abuse awareness and financial counseling services.
  • Develop and/or provide a wide range of home and community-based services. To operate a statewide system of information, referral, counseling and case management services.
  • Ensure services under the plan are provided without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or handicap.

“Whatever good there is in the world, I inherit from the courage and work of those who went before me. I, in turn, have a responsibility to make things better for those who will inherit the earth from me.
- Arthur Dobrin

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