Human Services – Area Agency on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. By providing a range of options that allow older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best, AAA's make it possible for older adults to “age in place” in their homes and communities.

MissionThe Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging will advocate, plan, develop, and support a comprehensive system of quality services designed to attain and preserve quality of life, health, and independence of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.

VisionOlder adults and their families will be valued and supported by there community.

AAA Four Year Plan: The AAA develops a four year plan to help guide in completing its mission. This is a "working" document that is updated as goals are accomplished by the AAA and its partners.

Area Agency on Aging

NamePosition ExtensionEmailCell Phone
Tonya Cedars Area Agency on Aging Directorx3009tcedars@eccog.org252.229.1123
Heather O'ConnorLead Aging Programs
January BrownFamily Caregiver Specialistx3011jbrown@eccog.org252.229.3294
Angelia PridgenLead Regional Ombudsmanx3007apridgen@eccog.org252.229.4779
Colby SmithRegional Ombudsmanx3010csmith@eccog.org252.514.1390

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