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Amelia Islander

WHAT IS THE COUNCIL ON AGING?

Feb 17, 2016 02:00AM
Founded in 1974 by local citizens, the Nassau County Council on Aging, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, aims to maintain and enrich the lives of older persons in Nassau County. NCCOA’s programs enable those age 60 and older to live independently at home and provide opportunities for companionship as well as a host of other activities geared toward the needs of seniors. NCCOA is a resource for education, information, referral, counseling, and general assistance. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for elders and persons with disabilities through advocacy and services

The NCCOA cheerfully delivers critical services to Nassau County seniors in five major categories: Meals on Wheels, Home Health Services, NassauTRANSIT and Adult Day HealthCare. They also operate two Senior Centers: the East Nassau Center in Fernandina Beach and the West Nassau Center in Hilliard.

The Nassau County Council on Aging has been serving seniors continuously for more than 40 years. As part of a national network of area agencies established under regulations for the Area Agency on Aging, their funding sources include federal, state and local grants (including The Department of Elder Affairs and the United Way), as well as donations from companies and individuals like you. All funds received are used to achieve the goals established by the NCCOA. These goals focus on providing services and opportunities to our area’s older citizens, while also advocating in areas of legislation and services, and educating the community about aging issues and concerns. Their staff consists of highly motivated professionals along with a group of outstanding volunteers. For more information about the NCCOA and their services visit www.nassaucountycoa.org.