About Us

The Agency

The Area Agency on Aging is a county agency serving the needs of the residents of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania. The Agency was first established by the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners in 1968. Under the provisions of the Federal Older Americans Act of 1965, the Agency was designated to serve as the Area Agency on Aging for the two-county area in 1974. As an Area Agency on Aging, the organization is responsible for planning and coordinating a comprehensive system of social services for the older residents of the community. The Agency acts as an advocate and speaks out on all issues related to the well-being and needs of older persons. The Area Agency on Aging is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  To view the PA Department of Aging State Plan, click here; http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1070778&mode=2

Mission

As the designated Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania, it is our mission to create a community environment that promotes the ability of all older persons to function with independence and dignity throughout their lives.

Advisory Council

Advisory Council Mission is to create a community environment that promotes the ability of all older persons to function with independence and dignity throughout their lives. The mission is accomplished by planning and coordinating community efforts in order to promote a comprehensive system of services, providing services directly when necessary to assure quality and availability of care and advocating and speaking out on all issues related to the well-being of older adults.

The Advisory Council Board members are as follows:

Charles Adams
Mary Ellen Blazejewski
Dr. Stephen Broskoske

Harold Burke
Ann Cocco
Richard Daniel
Richard B. Daniels
Kenneth Evans
John Headley
Marianne Infantino

Mary Lou MacFarland
Angel Mathis
Margaret Matisko

Henry Pennoni
William Runner, Jr.
Mary Angela Schell

Ron Williams
Honorary Life Member: Margaret Spencer

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