Established in 1980, Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA2AAA) is a Joint Powers agency providing aging and adult services in Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity Counties. As one of thirty-three (33) planning and service areas in the California Senior Network, each Area Agency is charged with creating a unique system of service delivery which will best meet the specific needs of the older adults and adults with functional impairments within their communities. All Area Agencies share a common mission of preserving independence, dignity, and choice to enable our populations to “age-at-home”.
Unlike other Area Agencies within the network, this multi-county planning and service area performs no direct services, only contracted services. These contracted services are performed by non-profit organizations, local government agencies, and other entities.
The Older Americans Act (OAA) and the Older Californians Act (OCA) states that the Area Agency shall be the leader relative to all aging issues. This involves a wide range of functions related to advocacy, planning, coordination, inter-agency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring and evaluation, all which are designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community based systems of care.
To provide effective community leadership that assures the provision of services for the benefit of older adults and adults with funtional impairments which promote the ability to remain at home with maximum dignity, choice, and independence.