Gateway Area Development District (planning and service area) is designated as the Area Agency on Aging and is responsible for regional planning, coordination and advocacy on behalf of older persons. The Gateway Area Development District, Area Agency on Aging is part of a nationwide Network on Aging under the direction of the US Administration on Aging. The Area Agency on Aging is responsible for implementing a comprehensive delivery system of supportive and nutrition services as mandated under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. We administer programs and enter into contracts with local/regional service providers, which makes it possible for older individuals age 60 years or older to remain in their own home, with independence and dignity as long as possible.
The Area agency is governed by a Board of Directors made up of five County Judge/Executives, five Mayors, five citizen (one from each county) members and staff with more than 27 years experience administering and coordinating services for older adults.
Services that are available through the Area Agency on Aging fall into five broad categories; Information & Access, Case Management, Assessment, Community-based Services and Elder Rights.
When you have questions about a particular service or need help and do not know who to contact, we can provide you with information on what services that are available in our region. You may need to know what kind of services that are available in other states and our partnership with Eldercare Locator, a nationwide toll-free directory assistance, links older americans and their caregivers with appropriate services and programs in other states.
Gateway ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center)-
The ADRC is designed as an entry point for persons who require or are in need of information surrounding aging and disability related issues. Through this entry point a person is able to discuss their long-term care needs and the ADRC is designed to identify how these needs may be fulfilled through identification of programs and services within their region. The ADRC is charged with the responsibility of conducting outreach services to the aging community.
When calling or visiting the ADRC you should expect a welcome, friendly experience that results in unbiased assistance for you, your family or friends with any age or disability related issue. The ADRC staff may ask specific questions to address what your need is. When appropriate, staff may also inquire about funding and whether or not there in an intention on using private or public dollars so that all options may be explored to best meet your needs.
For more information, please contact ADRC: 1-855-882-5307.
Aging Committee Member Listing