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Our Agency

For more than 40 years, the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging has been helping seniors and their families. COAAA provides information, resources and education to the community, as well as provides help at home for seniors to continue independent living in their own homes.

In-home senior services include the PASSPORT and Senior Options Programs.

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 the Hall of Fame Information and Awards pages.

Our Vision - Be a leader in a caring and compassionate community that fully understands the aging process and the complex issues involved in meeting the needs of those we serve.  The community will have a well-funded range of services offering choices in long term care that support a high quality of life.

Our Mission - Plan, coordinate and advocate for the development and delivery of services for older adults, families and the community.  Through leadership, funding and education, the COAAA supports individual choice, independence and dignity.

Our Goals -  To increase awareness of the aging process, aging issues and COAAA programming.  To improve access to quality in-home care.  To develop long-term care services.  To expand community services.  To ensure that minority elderly are informed about senior services in their communities and staff is culturally aware as they work with clients.