Area Agency on Aging
The Older American’s Act of 1965, as revised in 1973, established state Area Agencies on Aging to assist in planning and developing programs specially designed for citizens 60 years of age and older and their spouses. In 1974, Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) was designated as one of 28 Area Agencies on Aging funded by the Health and Human Services Commission.
ATCOG’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) services nine counties – Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus, Franklin, Hopkins, Delta, Lamar and Red River. The Agency is dedicated to providing services to seniors in our areas that will promote quality of life and quality of care. Services provided range from congregate meals, home-delivered meals, benefits counseling, care coordination, caregiver support, advocacy for residents in long term care, and transportation services.
Assesses the needs ofAssesses the needs of people 60 years of age and older and then coordinates local resources to support an individual’s highest level of functioning.people 60 years of age and older and then coordinates local resources to support an individual’s highest level of functioning.