The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a department of the County of Imperial under the direction of Norma Saikhon, Public Administrator/AAA Director, and managed by Cheryl Viegas-Walker. The agency was established in response to the Older Americans Act. There are nearly 700 such agencies in the nation. The agency is the regional focal point of services to older adults. It administers federal, state, and county funds.
Avoid or reduce premature institutionalization of the frail elderly by the development and provision of a community-based system of long-term care.
Area Agency on Aging - Our Mission: To provide leadership at the local level in developing systems of home and community-based services that maintain "least restrictive" home-like environments. In particular, emphasis shall be placed on coordinating with local systems to enable individuals to live with maximum independence and dignity in their homes and communities through the development of comprehensive and coordinated systems of home and community care.