Mission Statement: Advocate, educate and serve seniors and their caregivers in partnership with the community.
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP) is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit agency serving seniors and their caregivers in Pasco and Pinellas counties in Florida since 1974. Designated by the Department of Elder Affairs as the Area Agency on Aging for Planning and Service (PSA) Area 5, the agency's focus is on funding, advocacy, services and programs for seniors in the two-county area of west central Florida.
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. traces its origins to 1974, when the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) assumed authority for the first Area Agency on Aging to cover Pasco and Pinellas counties. From 1974 until 2000, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council operated as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Planning & Service Area (PSA) 5. In the fall of 2000, the Area Agency on Aging separated from TBRPC and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency.
Currently, the AAAPP is one of eleven Area Agencies on Aging in Florida, and there are over 600 nationwide. Each AAA is responsible for administering a network of community and in-home services for older persons within their assigned PSA.
With 387,568 persons age 60 and over (2005 Pop. projections) residing in Pasco and Pinellas counties, our planning and service area ranks as the fourth largest senior population in Florida.
The federal Older Americans Act (OAA) provides the legislative and funding basis for this system of services. In Florida, state funds are added to enhance the service network. Both federal and state funds for aging services are distributed to the AAAPP by the Department of Elder Affairs.
AAAPP policy is set by an 19 member voluntary Board of Directors. Board members represent the various communities in the two-county area. The agency is advised by an Advisory Council comprised of seniors and community representatives. The AAAPP's Executive Director is Sally D. Gronda, who has served in this key leadership position since 1986.
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