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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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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 – […]

Press Release – Public Hearing

Area Agency Schedules Hearing for Public Input to Identify Gaps in Care for Older Adults PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 22 2017): As part of process to involve the public in identifying unmet needs of older adults in Maricopa County and how best to serve them, the Area Agency on Aging has […]

Aging Mastery Program® will Help Seniors Make the Most of their Lives

AREA AGENCY ON AGING’S 10-WEEK AGING MASTERY PROGRAM® WILL HELP SENIORS MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR LIVES   PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2017): With more than 76 million baby boomers looking toward their senior years, the Area Agency on Aging has partnered with the National Council on Aging on a program […]

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 […]