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The vision of the River Valley Area Agency on Aging is to be the leader and forerunner in assisting older adults experience the highest quality of life possible. The River Valley Area Agency on Aging's mission is to provide the leadership that cultivates an accessible, efficient, comprehensive, coordinated service delivery system for our area's older adults and their families. The single point of entry, "Your Gateway to Aging and Disability Community Resources": connects seniors and care givers with an array of services and assistance. Our focus includes home and community based services in promoting maximum independence and dignity to people in the prevention of premature nursing home placement. In this direction, we are actively engaged in programs and services to support family caregivers. These programs such as "respite" give caregivers of those with frail or chronic health problems and/or diagnoses of dementia, the much needed support and rest.
The River Valley Area Agency on Aging (AAA) plans and supervises programs and services dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults. The AAA is a function of the River Valley Regional Commission in Columbus, Georgia.
The AAA provides seniors opportunities to maintain their activity, independence, and dignity through a comprehensive, coordinated system of services and support. The AAA assesses need, advocates for seniors, engages community support, coordinates program funding, and monitors and evaluates the work of service providers to ensure that seniors receive high quality assistance.