The Washington County Commission on Aging, Inc./Area Agency on Aging was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1973, and is a private, non-profit corporation.
The Agency provides both direct services and serves as an Area Agency on Aging as mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965. Area Agencies on Aging plan and coordinate systems of services which help older Americans to maintain their independence.
The Board of Directors is made up of appointees from social service agencies, senior clubs, and representatives from the County Commissioners, area churches, and the community-at-large.
An Advisory Council appointed by the County Commissioners provides guidance to the Board and Executive Director.
Age requirements for the WCCOA's services vary though generally the requirement is set at age 60 and above. Please check with the contact person listed under a particular program for the age requirements, if any.
There are no fees for services of the WCCOA, except as noted, though contributions are strongly encouraged.
Major funders include the federal AOA, the Maryland Department of Aging, the Board of County Commissioners, United Way of Washington County, Corporation for National and Community Service, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Community Foundation of Washington County, the Washington County Gaming Commission, the Alice V. Fletcher Foundation, the Funkhouser Foundation , the Kershner Sisters, participant contributions, donations and fundraisers.
WCCOA provides services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. WCCOA is an equal opportunity employer and grantor.