Agency Overview

Catawba Area Agency on Aging (Catawba AAA) is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Chester, Lancaster, Union and York counties of South Carolina. Catawba AAA is a freestanding, private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that devotes 100% of its time to aging issues.

The Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and the recent reauthorized Older Americans Act of 2006, charges the Area Agency on Aging to plan, fund and coordinate community care and advocacy programs for the older adults who live in the Catawba region.

Catawba AAA is supported by funds from the federal and state governments through the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Senior and Long Term Care Services. We also depend on other grants.

We then directly provide or contract with local agencies for vital services needed by older adults in our communities. We monitor all programs, assuring that resources are used properly and effectively.

Catawba AAA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing Chester, Lancaster, Union and York counties. The Board determines policy and assures that all functions required by law are performed properly. The Board is assisted by an Advisory Council, with members from the four counties.

The Advisory Council is the principal advocate for our area's older residents and advises the Board of Directors.