Area Agency on Aging
The Area II Agency on Aging, (AIIAA), serves north central Idaho elders, people with disabilities, and their caregivers by safeguarding their rights, fostering self-sufficiency, providing counseling, and advocating on their behalf. The AIIAA provides opportunities for individuals to access a comprehensive array of private and public pay, long term care, support services through “Single Access Points” operated by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).
Aging Network History and State Unit on Aging: The Older Americans Act (OAA) authorizes the state to designate a State Unit on Aging (SUA) to administer federal programs in Idaho. Our SUA is the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA). ICOA has the authority to: develop and manage budgets and programs, propose statutory changes and administrative rules, and develop the required State Plan to address the needs of older Idahoans, people with disabilities and their caregivers.
The Idaho Commission on Aging was designated by the Governor as the SUA, pursuant to the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, Section 305. The ICOA is considered an independent Commission directly under the Governor’s office and administers and ensures compliance of state and federally funded programs under the Older Americans Act and the State Senior Services Act.
The ICOA contracts with six geographically located Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), that provide services defined in the Older Americans Act. The AAAs also provide services for Idaho’s Ombudsman and Adult Protection programs. (Idaho Statute 67-5007).
Who we are: The north central Idaho AIIAA is a program of Community Action Partnership, an 11 county service organization serving 10 Idaho counties and 1 Washington county. Please click here to learn about Community Action Partnership.
The Area II Agency on Aging (AAA II) is responsible for serving older residents in the Planning and Service Area II. Operating as a Community Action Partnership (CAP), program, we serve the geographic region commonly known as North Central Idaho corridor. This region includes five counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce.
The AAA contracts with the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA), the agency of state government designated by the Governor as Idaho’s State Unit on Aging. ICOA funds the AAA and monitors the AAA’s compliance with all state and federal requirements pertaining to programs funded under the Federal Older American’s Act and the Idaho Senior Services Act.
Under the guidance of ICOA, the AAA plans and coordinates funds, monitors a regional program of services to address the present and future needs of older Idahoans residing within the PSA, and serves as a catalyst for improvement in the organization, coordination, and delivery of aging services within all the counties which make up the PSA.
ICOA has designated the AAA and authorized the AAA to provide OAA and State services. The AAA does the planning for the PSA and contracts services based on an annual agreement that ICOA develops.
To bring elders and vulnerable adults into relationship by enhancing their quality of life, dignity and independence.
To provide leadership and advocacy, and to continue to develop a coordinated service system which maximizes family, community and public resources.