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Alabama Area Aging Agencies

The Older Americans Act of 1965 laid the foundation for the development of services that make it easier for older persons to live independently in their own homes and communities. The Act established a national aging network designed to respond to the needs of older adults. This network includes the U.S. Administration on Aging, State Units on Aging and more than 650 Area Agencies on Aging in the United States.

Alabama Area Agencies on Aging are organized by region. Each of these agencies adopt and provide federal and state aging services, as well as additional programming within each unique community. Below are some of the shared programs amongst Alabama's regions.


Housed within each Alabama Aging Agency is an Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC). This is the first place to go with aging, disability and care partner questions. This program, known as One Door Alabama, provides free information, counseling, and access to programs and services provided by the Alabama Department of Senior Services, state agencies, and federal programs.

During normal business hours, each ADRC will:

  • Have a live person answer the phone

  • Screen for programs and services

  • Assist with application processes

  • Answer questions

  • Refer applicants to other agencies

  • Follow-up as needed

Some services available through One Door Alabama are:

  • Crisis support

  • Transportation

  • Food assistance

  • Legal assistance

  • In-Home services

  • Senior employment

  • Elder abuse prevention

  • Long=term care advocacy

  • Caregiver support services

  • Prescription drug assistance

  • Medicare and Medicaid Counseling

Alabama CARES

Care partners play a vital role in caring for someone with Parkinson's. Alabama CARES provides support services to help families sustain efforts in caring for their loved one. The services provided by the Alabama CARES program do not replace the role of the care partners, but enhance their ability to provide informal care for as long as appropriate. Care partners have unique needs and preferences for the types of services they wish to receive.

A person's income will not prevent them from receiving services. However, care partners with the greatest social and economic needs are considered when prioritizing appropriateness for direct services. Access to these services are for:

  • Primary family care partners of frail, older adults age 60 or older

  • Older relative care partners (not parents), including grandparents age 55 or older, caring for children ages 18 and younger with or without disabilities

  • Older relative care partners and parents, including grandparents age 55 and older, caring for adults age 19-59 with disabilities.

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 1.800.AGE.LINE (1.800.243.5463) or visit:    to learn more. A listing of Area Agencies on Aging in Alabama are listed below.

Listings of Area Aging Agencies in Alabama

The Area Agency on Aging of East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission (EARPDC)

P.O. Box 2186

1130 Quintard Avenue, Suite 300

Anniston, AL 36202



Office of Senior Citizens Services (OSCS) United Way

2601 Highland Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35205



The Area Agency on Aging of Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC)

107 Broad Street

Camden, AL 36726



The Area Agency on Aging of North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG)

Post Office Box C

216 Jackson Street

Decatur, AL 35662



Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging

1075 South Brannon Stand Road

Dothan, AL 36305



The Area Agency on Aging of Top Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG)

5075 Research Dr. NW

Huntsville, AL 35805


Middle Alabama

Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A)

P.O. Drawer 90

Highway 25

Columbiana, AL 35051



The Area Agency on Aging of South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (SARPC)

P.O. Box 1655

110 Beauregard

Mobile, AL 36602



The Area Agency on Aging of South Central Alabama Development Commission (SCADC)

5900 Carmichael Place

Montgomery, AL 36117


Central Alabama Aging Consortium (CAAC)

818 South Perry Street, Suite 1

Montgomery, AL 36104


Muscle Shoals

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOG)

PO Box 2603

103 Student Drive

Muscle Shoals, AL 35662



The Area Agency on Aging of West Alabama Regional Commission (WAPDC)

4200 Highway 69 North, Suite 1

Northport, AL 35476



The Area Agency on Aging of Lee-Russell Council of Governments (LRCOG)

2207 Gateway Drive

Opelika, AL 36801


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