Triangle J Area Agency on Aging and Region J
Mandated by the federal Older Americans Act, Triangle J Area Agency on Aging focuses on its advocacy and partnership efforts as a means of building and improving a quality continuum of services and supports for the region’s aging adults, adults with disabilities and family caregivers. We also administer Older Americans Act funding and provide technical assistance to funding recipients to assure quality service provision at the local level. We primarily serve seven North Carolina counties, Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake and the municipalities within. Our work is guided by a four-year Regional Area Plan on Aging, approved by our Advisory Council, the COG Board of Delegates and the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services.
In addition to funds administration and education, advocacy, resource development and facilitation of community collaborations on aging, our direct services include:
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (serving residents of nursing facilities, adult care homes and family care homes)
Information and Referral (assistance with locating services)
Options Counseling (private pay)
Veteran-Directed Service Program (pilot program status)
TJAAA advocates on behalf of the individual and collective concerns of aging adults, their families, and their communities through direct action and organizations such as its Regional Advisory Council on Aging. We support the efforts of the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature and leverage its advocacy efforts by working with such groups as:
- The North Carolina Coalition on Aging,
- Friends of Residents In Long Term Care,
- The NC Partnership to Address Adult Abuse,
- The North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging,
- The Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging,
- The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging,
- ...and many others.