Mission, Vision and Values

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B enhances the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities in the communities we serve.

Mission
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B enhances the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities in the communities we serve.

Vision
Area Agency on Aging 1-B will lead regional efforts to ensure that older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers achieve their highest quality of life.

Core Values
Teamwork:
We engage all of our stakeholders in an environment that promotes teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration.

Integrity:
We are committed to the highest levels of integrity, financial responsibility, ethical and honest behavior, and transparency.

Quality:
We strive for excellence in the performance of our duties and provision of services that are timely, affordable, accessible, reliable and promote personal choice.

Innovation:
We will be a leader in seeking innovative, visionary, and proactive solutions and approaches in the delivery of services.

Respect:
We foster an atmosphere that values the contributions of all employees, volunteers, and community partners. We assist those we serve with the greatest level of respect and compassion and with a high regard for cultural diversity and personal choice.

Person Centered Philosophy
Person-Centered Thinking is a philosophy that emphasizes the interests, needs, wishes, and lifestyle choices of the individual. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B embraces this philosophy to guide all of our services and programs. Person-centered thinking supports the individual’s own decisions to direct their care, choose their own care provider, and remain in control of their life. Our  professionals do not make care decisions for the individuals that we serve, but rather support and assist these individuals in making their own decisions surrounding their care. This philosophy means that the people we serve are not clients or customers; but rather, they are participants in the process of managing their own care and service needs.

Programs at Area Agency on Aging 1B include the opportunity for the individual to manage their care by making their own choices.  With support from professionals, community resources, and informal supports, the individual can remain living at home or in the community, according to the individual’s wishes.