FY 2022 Legislative Position Statement for Home and Community-Based Services

The Area Agencies on Aging in Arizona strive to keep older adults and younger adults with physical disabilities in their homes as they age. It is estimated that upwards of 85% wish to remain in their home for as long as possible. Home and community-based services (HCBS) are critical to achieving this goal. HCBS includes […]

FY 2020 Legislative Position Statement – Long-Term Care Ombudsman

In Arizona the Department of Economic Security (DES) is the designated Arizona LongTerm Care Ombudsman, delegating the Ombudsman services to each Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for their respective regions. A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a specially trained advocate for residents of long-term care facilities, which include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult foster […]

AZ4A Stands Against Racism and Systemic Oppression

The events over the weekend have brought to the forefront an issue that has plagued our country for far too long. Racism and systematic oppression are prevalent and deeply rooted in our society. The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is committed to standing against systematic racism and oppression of minority communities and communities […]

$17.5 Million to Area Agencies on Aging to Respond to COVID-19

The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is deeply appreciative to our state and federal partners for the appropriation of $17.5 million to local Area Agencies on Aging to support older adults through this COVID-19 crisis. AZ4A worked alongside national partners like the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the National Association […]

$5.3 Million for Meals on Wheels Through the Area Agencies on Aging

The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is deeply appreciative to our state and federal partners for the appropriation of $5.3 million to local Area Agencies on Aging to support nutrition programs for older adults throughout Arizona. Over the past few weeks, the Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging has joined national advocates, […]

Statement on the Arizona State Legislature Skinny Budget

The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is deeply concerned by the “skinny budget” proposed by Arizona State Legislature on March 17, 2020. Currently Area Agencies on Aging around the state are working on solutions to providing services to those most impacted and in need during the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Many services […]

Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Arizona. The health, safety, and well-being of older people and their families is our top concern and priority. As is the case with many illnesses, older adults face a higher risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19 and also face […]

2020 Legislative Position Statement

The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Arizona strive to keep older adults and younger adults with physical disabilities in their homes as they age. Home and community-based services (HCBS) are critical to achieving this goal. HCBS include adult day health, assistance with bathing and dressing, meal preparation, shopping, bed linen changing, caregiver respite, home […]

2019 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Legislative Position Statement

In Arizona the Department of Economic Security (DES) is the designated Arizona Long-Term Care Ombudsman, delegating the Ombudsman services to each Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for their respective regions. A LongTerm Care Ombudsman is a specially trained advocate for residents of longterm care facilities, which include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult foster […]

AZ4A 2019 HCBS Legislative Position Statement

The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Arizona strive to keep older adults and younger adults with physical disabilities in their homes as they age. It is estimated that upwards of 85% wish to remain in their home for as long as possible. Home and community-based services (HCBS) are critical to achieving this goal. HCBS […]

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New Medicare Cards Are Coming

New Medicare cards are being mailed out between April 2018 and April 2019. The new cards have a new Medicare Number, which is only used for your Medicare coverage. Social Security numbers will not be printed on the new cards, helping to protect you from identity theft. To get ready, make sure the mailing address […]

Briefings & Legislative Requests

Thank you, Congress!

AZ4A thanks Congress for Older Americans Act increases in the FY2018 federal funding bill that passed with bipartisan support in March. AZ4A is grateful for the increases provided to vital Older Americans Act (OAA) programs and services funded through the U.S. Administration on Aging and delivered locally by Arizona’s Area Agencies on Aging and our […]

Briefings & Legislative Requests

AZ4A FY 2019 Legislative Request

Arizona’s Area Agencies on Aging urge support of the Governor’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal, and urge legislators to help maintain the competitiveness of AAA by appropriating an additional $232,000 to compensate for the minimum wage increase of January 1, 2018.

Briefings & Legislative Requests

n4a 2018 Policy Briefing

Arizona Area Agency on Aging directors are attending the n4a 24th annual Aging Policy Briefing in Washington, DC in April. This year’s briefing focuses on the changes underway in Washington regarding health care, aging, and budget policy.

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Helpful Links & Resources

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