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The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, offers a variety of programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents of Maricopa County, Arizona. We advocate, plan, coordinate, develop and deliver services for adults aged 60+, adults aged 18+ with HIV/AIDS, adults aged 18+ with disabilities and long-term care needs, and family caregivers.

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From ABC15’s Let Joe Know Facebook Live

How will you pay for yours or your parents assisted living? #LIVE When should you start talking about senior living arrangements for your parents? Where do you look? How can you afford it? What are the options? Regan Smith, the Area Agency on Aging’s Ombudsman Program Director, answered questions live on […]

Visually Impaired Readers Are Learning From Libraries

Visually Impaired Readers Are Learning From Libraries October is Blindness Awareness Month in the US and all across the country organizations are raising awareness in hopes to put the misconceptions around blindness to rest. There are millions of people worldwide who are visually impaired and new advances are being made […]

‘Into Oblivion’ Uses Photography to Examine Lives of Dementia Patients

‘Into Oblivion’ Uses Photography to Examine Lives of Dementia Patients By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Before she took a single picture, the photographer Maja Daniels, 31, spent almost a year talking to staff members and relatives of patients at the St. Thomas de Villeneuve hospital in Bain-de-Bretagne, France. “I developed a close relationship […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Treat Senior Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Treat Senior Insomnia Contributed by Zawn Villines, GoodTherapy.org Correspondent Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may effectively treat insomnia in older adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Insomnia is common among older adults, whose health, lifestyle, and medications can make sleep more difficult. Statistics from the National […]

Parkinson’s Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Outlook

Parkinson’s Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Outlook Written by Rachel Nall RN BSN CCRN Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC, CARN-AP, MCHES Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system that can affect a person’s mobility and their ability to perform daily activities. The disease causes damage to […]

Season for Sharing: DOVES Program supports older domestic-violence victims

Season for Sharing: DOVES Program Supports Older Domestic-Violence Victims Georgan Yara – Special for the Republic | AZCENTRAL.COM The Area Agency on Aging’s DOVES Program was featured in the Arizona Republic with an accompanying video on January 1, 2017.