The Older Americans Act intends that the Area Agency on Aging shall be the leader relative to all aging issues on behalf of all older persons in the planning and service area. This means that the Area Agency shall proactively carry out, under the leadership and direction of the State Agency (Illinois Department on Aging), a wide range of functions related to advocacy, planning, coordination, inter-agency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring and evaluation, designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community based systems in, or serving, each community in the planning and service area. These systems shall be designed to assist older persons in leading independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.
The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is a non-profit funding agency that receives federal and state money to provide a wide variety of services to older adult citizens.
The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is part of the "aging network," which includes the federal Administration on Aging, the Illinois Department on Aging, and local public/private organizations serving older adults.
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