Currently, there are 632 Area Agencies on Aging across the United States and 12 in Georgia. These agencies monitor, advocate for and facilitate programs and services for older adults.Although advocacy may be the least visible part of the workings of the AAA, the outcomes of advocacy efforts form the foundation for many aspects of services and programs available to seniors.
Aging Advocacy Groups
Two of the leading aging advocacy groups in the country are the Georgia Council on Aging (GCoA) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).
The Southern Georgia AAA works closely with both of these organizations, along with regional agencies like the Southern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A), to assist with advocacy efforts that benefits the lives of older adults in Southern Georgia.