California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A) Non-profits
The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A) is a nonprofit organization representing California’s 33 area agencies on aging and is the leading voice on aging issues in California. C4A works closely with the Administration on Aging, the California Department of Aging, Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation as well as key provider associations. C4A and its members administer programs that enable older Californians to live independently for as long as possible. Of the 33 area agencies on aging, 19 agencies are part of a county structure and typically are integrated within the local social service system, eight are created by joint power agreements when there are multiple counties involved, and the remaining six are non-profit agencies. The association is an advocate for meeting the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities. Issues range from working on policy initiatives that benefit older persons, making transportation and meals available to older adults and helping caregivers find support and services.