WHAT IS THE AREA AGENCY ON AGING?
Established in 1980, Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA 2 AAA) 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" and prevent premature institutionalization.
The California Department of Aging (CDA) provides a comprehensive list of state and local COVID-19 information to support the health, safety, and well-being of older adults aged 65+ and people with disabilities. Visit our COVID-19 Resources page to find links to the CDA website and to other important resources.
Reporting Elder Abuse
PSA 2 AAA provides educational materials and training to develop, strengthen, and carry out programs for elder abuse prevention, detection, and reporting. This includes training for Title III E caregivers. To learn more, visit our Elder Abuse Prevention & Education program page, or the Elder Abuse page under the Resources tab.
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IN THE NEWS
California for All Ages
California for All Ages is the California Department of Aging’s campaign to combat ageism and promote equity. Ageism is when someone treats you unfairly, or discriminates against you, based on your age. Visit the CDA website to learn more about ageism and to find resources that will help you to be a part of the solution to ageism!
Stay connected with Friendship Line California
If you or someone you know are feeling lonely during these challenging and especially isolating times, a friendly voice is just a free phone call away. Friendship Line California is toll free and open 24/7!
California’s Master Plan for Aging
In June 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging. The Executive Order affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging.