Administration on Aging (AoA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Health and Human Services
ADDRESS: 330 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20201
PHONE: (202) 401-4541
TOLL FREE: (800) 677-1116
TDD (HEARING IMPAIRED): (202) 401-7575
FAX: (202) 260-1012
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AGING: Jeanette C. Takamura
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) is "to enable the Department [of Health and Human Services] to respond to the diverse needs of our aging population." The agency focuses on fulfilling the goals of the Older Americans Act, which details the services that are to be provided to senior Americans. The AoA leads the nation in promoting the vision that aging is a process, not a stage of life.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is an independent entity within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a cabinet-level department in the executive branch of the federal government. The AoA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and it operates ten regional offices throughout the country. The...
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