SourceWise Area Plan (Resources for the Community)

Area Plan

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Area Plan

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Sourcewise is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Santa Clara County and a nonprofit organization.

In 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was passed by Congress in response to concern about a lack of community social services for older persons. The OAA established the Administration on Aging as the federal point of contact for all issues concerning older persons. The OAA also acts as the primary vehicle for the delivery of social and nutrition services to older adults and their caregivers, which are provided by a national network of state agencies on aging, area agencies on aging, and community service providers, among other organizations.

The Older Americans Act stipulates that a multi-year, comprehensive area plan be developed for each planning and service area. This plan is submitted to the California Department of Aging. The White House Conference on Aging, Census data, need assessment surveys, service delivery waiting lists, and current service levels are all used to project the need for service. The Area Plan also requires that staff coordinate with other service organizations, engage in program development when needed, provide training and technical assistance to service providers, and serve as the quality assurance component for contracted services. A public hearing is conducted and the Aging Advisory Committee approves the final document.

Download the Final Sourcewise Area Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

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