The Association was established in 1979 to represent the interest of Area Agencies on Aging. Originally known as the NYS Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the name was changed to the Association on Aging in New York (Aging NY) in 2013.
Providing Advocacy and Education
The Association on Aging in New York represents New York State's 59 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), also known as the Offices for the Aging, throughout New York State.
The 59 agencies are largely responsible for designing, funding and coordinating programs that maintain older New York State residents in their homes and postpone the need for more medically intensive and costly health care services and to avoid what's often referred to as "spending down" to Medicaid.
The AAA services supplement the assistance provided by family supports and help keep New Yorkers from spending down their resources and going on Medicaid or being admitted to skilled nursing facilities.
Click on Fact Sheets for an overview of elder care services and programs.
For updates on the State Budget and links to budget documents, visit our NYS Advocacy page.