Area Agency on Aging

The Heart of Georgia Altamaha RC Area Agency on Aging (AAA), part of the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission, was designated in 1977 by the Georgia Division of Aging Services, to address the needs and concerns of older individuals and their caregivers in a seventeen county planning and service area. The Area Agency on Aging has an advisory council, comprised primarily of older adults, to review and comment on all programs affecting the older adults.

Our role as the Area Agency on Aging is to plan, coordinate, and advocate for the development of a comprehensive service delivery system to meet the short and long term needs of persons sixty years of age or older, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers in the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Area. We accomplish this by working with federal, state, and local officials; older adult constituents; service providers; caregivers; and the private voluntary sector to coordinate existing services and to develop new services.

The Area Agency on Aging identifies the needs of older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers and creates plans for meeting those needs through a system of in-home and community-based services which enable our customers to maintain their independence and dignity. The following is a list of services provided in the Heart of Georgia Altamaha area.  To learn about resources available in this area visit our website at


No Wrong Door!

HOGA RC’s Area Agency on Aging provides a host of services designed to improve the quality of life for senior citizens. Gateway Services are provided as a courtesy to anyone seeking information (to include qualifying).

Other services include:

  • Community Care Service Program Assistance—assists the elderly and/or functionally impaired lead a safe and self-reliant life.
  • Elderly Legal Assistance Program—provides adults 60+ with legal representation, information and education in civil legal matters
  • Home & Community-Based Services – assists individuals age 60+ and their caregivers by providing solutions to help older Georgians live safely and independently in their homes and communities.
  • Nutrition Services—provides nutrition counseling and/or meals to those 60+ and their spouses in a group setting, usually at a senior center, or in a home setting, such as home-delivered meals.
  • Personal Care Services— in-home based services such as:
    • emergency response services, 
    • respite care (giving family members a brief period of rest), 
    • homemaker services, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, etc…