About Us

About the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging plans, funds, and deliveres services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes.

With the assistance of area providers, COAAA arranges and coordinates services to help individuals with daily living such as homemaking, transportation, home delivered meals, and personal care.  COAAA offers education and resources to caregivers, professionals, and the public and advocates for programs and policies that benefit older adults and individuals with disabilities.  COAAA manages services for 10,000 people and funds services for another 20,000 older adults in eight counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. 

Mission Statement:  To develop a network of quality programs and services that informs and promotes individual choice, independence and dignity for older adults, their families and the community.

Vision Statement:  Central Ohio will have a wide range of programs offering choices in long term services and supports that promote a high quality of life.


COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks Department, Tony Collins, Director, and Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor.

During Older Americans Month each year, COAAA salutes the special accomplishments of older adults with inductions to our Hall of Fame. For more information about these awards and nominations visit our Hall of Fame page.