The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
(MAAA) is the designated area agency on aging for the seven county
metropolitan area. Area agencies on aging were established under the
Older Americans Act (OAA)
in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every
local community. There are over 650 area agencies on aging in the
United States and 6 in Minnesota. Minnesota area agencies on aging are
designated by the
Board on Aging (Off Site) to provide three critical functions: OAA
funding administration, community planning and service development,
and information and assistance.
Vision MAAA’s vision is for individuals to age with dignity in their communities where they are valued and engaged.
To foster this vision, MAAA will:
Serve as a knowledgeable resource on programs and practices that are responsive to older adults, caregivers, and communities.
Advocate on behalf of individuals and communities.
Provide leadership to shape policy and practice.
Partner to develop innovative and effective solutions for individuals and communities.
MAAA assists individuals to age successfully
and develops the capacity of communities to care for an aging population.
MAAA’s commitment to quality service is always informed and shaped by these values:
We focus on people.
We believe that older individuals are integral assets to our communities.
We respect individual rights, responsibilities and diversity.
We demonstrate innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.
We are thoughtful stewards of all resources.
We are transparent.
We believe that partnerships with stakeholders are essential.