NC Area Agencies on Aging at Work

Older adults, many having chronic conditions, seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Because this population is disproportionately impacted by the disease, North Carolina's Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) including the Triangle J AAA staff quickly assembled and formulated a plan to ensure continuity of services, to help those impacted, and to get necessities to those who needed it most. 

Shifting from in-person to no contact services was a key challenge, but innovative solutions and dedicated staff made sure that older adults in need could continue receiving necessary assistance such as nutrition and home-delivered meals, virtual health promotion classes, long-term care resident advocacy and protection, caregiver support programs, and in-home assistance such as medication or grocery delivery. 

By the numbers:

  • Over 3.5M meals were provided to older adults. 
  • 80,000 older adults participated in virtual programs.
  • 900,000 requests for assistance from the community. 

Learn more about the AAA's response to COVID-19 and statewide need