Dave Norman a staff member from the Mesa County Department of Human Services was honored on August 19 by the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado AGNC for his 40 years of service to the Area Office on Aging. Dave began with AAA at the programs inception in 1974.
AAA's were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community. The AAA plans, coordinates and offers services that help older adults remain in their home, if that is their preference, aided by services such as Meals-on-Wheels, homemaker assistance and other programs needed to make independent living a viable option. By making a range of options available through contracts with both public and private groups, the AAA makes it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangement that suit them best. In some cases local contractors are not available and the AAA may act as the service provider.