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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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On KJZZ – Mary Lynn Kasunic & Scott Hawthornthwaite

Experts, Mary Lynn Kasunic and Scott Hawthornthwaite, Raise Awareness On World Elder Abuse Day By  Lauren Gilger Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 3:45pm   It’s estimated that 5 million people over the age of 60 each year are abused by a family member, a friend, maybe by a caregiver or […]

Today we wear purple

Today Area Agency on Aging employees wear purple… In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. This year the Area Agency has chosen the theme: Stay Connected – […]

Area Agency on Aging launches campaign to help prevent misuse of prescription drugs

Area Agency on Aging launches campaign to help prevent misuse of prescription drugs To help combat the increasing risk of medication misuse among older adults, the Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with and through a grant from Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, is launching a postcard-driven educational campaign about the […]

A day in the life: Alzheimer’s caregiver

By Emily Houck | PIN Bureau According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and 15.9 million family and friends are their caregivers. In Arizona alone, 130,000 people aged over 65 are living with this disease. Cronkite News wants to hear from family […]

What Could a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Low-Income People on Medicare?

What Could a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Low-Income People on Medicare? Mar 20, 2017 | Gretchen Jacobson, Tricia Neuman Follow @tricia_neuman on Twitter, and MaryBeth Musumeci Policymakers are giving serious consideration to proposals, such as the American Health Care Act (AHCA),1 that would fundamentally change the structure and financing of Medicaid – […]