Every 4 years the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is required to develop a 4-Year Area Plan. This plan outlines the goals and objectives of the AAA to better serve the older adult population throughout our region. We need YOUR help to provide input about what services and supports are needed for older adults and caregivers in our community!

Please take a few minutes to take this survey and provide your input to our area plan. This survey will remain open until January 6, 2024.
Thank you in advance for your help in developing a comprehensive 2024-2028 Area Plan!         Click here to take the survey.

Volunteers Needed!

Are you looking for a fun, easy and rewarding way to serve others?
In as little as one hour per month, YOU can make a significant difference in the lives of countless homebound, older adults in your community!
Click here for more information.

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Our Caregiver Support group meets every 2nd Monday of each month at Hertford United Methodist Church.
If you would like more information, please contact Lynne Raisor at 252-404-7090.

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Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were formally established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1973 to respond to the unique and growing needs of older and disabled adults and their caregivers throughout the country.  AAA’s are charged with coordinating community based services and supports to help vulnerable adults live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities.

The Older Americans Act mandates that over 600 AAAs nationwide develop a consumer- and community-directed service delivery model that meets local needs and preferences. Although AAAs have flexibility in their service delivery structures, all AAAs play a key role in the planning, development, coordination, and delivery of the same five core services which include:

  • Supportive Services
  • Nutrition
  • Elder Rights
  • Caregiver Support
  • Health and Wellness

As part of a national network of AAA’s, the Albemarle Commission AAA works to strengthen home and community care for older adults by providing a range of services that may assist them in remaining independent and in their homes for as long as safely possible.  The AAA promotes the highest level of well-being of older adults and their families by partnering with other organizations to provide a comprehensive system of opportunities, services, and protective services. The AAA is a leader in helping older adults in our ten county region lead more independent, vibrant lives. In addition to the core AAA functions, North Carolina AAAs administer the following programs:

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Evidence Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Local Contact Agency (LCA)
  • Family Caregiver Support Program

The Albemarle Commission AAA serves older adults and their caregivers in the following counties of Northeast North Carolina: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington.

Laura Alvarico, MBA
Director Area on Aging and Senior Nutrition Program
Phone(252) 404-7078

The AAA’s mission to empower senior adults to enhance their quality of life through training, education, mediation, advocacy and coordination of services.