The mission of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc., an Aging and Disability Resource Center, is to manage and provide comprehensive services for seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities through person-centered planning in order to maintain their independence and quality of life.
The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCAAA) is a private, non-profit corporation. Through designation as an Area Agency on Aging, the WCAAA is a funding source for services designed to maintain seniors in the community. Funding is derived from federal, state and local sources with clients contributing toward the cost of many supportive services.
Federal and non-federal funding finances services such as congregate and home delivered meals, legal, chore, health, adult day care/respite, transportation, veterans outreach, senior centers, benefits outreach and health screenings for seniors in the 41 town western CT area. Our home based senior assessments frequently act as a gateway to our programs and services. The Agency administers the statewide Alzheimer Respite Care Program, as well as the following programs with federal funding: National Family Caregiver Support, Money Follows the Person, Live Well, Congregate Housing Service and through a contract with the local housing Authorities, the Resident Service Coordination Project.
The WCAAA is a resource for information and referral to services for older adults and through research, serves as an advocate for older adults in the 41 towns. As a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the WCAAA is part of a national referral network focused on assisting seniors and caregivers. The WCAAA and Independence Northwest in Partnership, are also the designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for the Western Area.