Cajun Area Agency on Aging, Inc., a non-profit corporation, exists to identify the needs of older persons and to coordinate agreements for the delivery of services. The agency administers federal and state dollars through contractual agreements with service providers in an eight parish planning and service area. The area agency’s primary purpose is to develop systems designed to assist persons 60 and older in leading independent lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.
Cajun Area Agency on Aging Inc. provides leadership, planning, assessing and monitoring services to the elderly in the eight parish planning and service area. These parishes include Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. A volunteer Board of Directors representing each of the eight parishes governs the agency.
Cajun Area Agency on Aging Inc. receives federal funds obtained under various Title programs consolidated under the Older Americans Act. State funds authorized by the Legislature and/or appropriated by the Governor, support elderly services and activities, as well.
The professional staff of the agency consists of six (6) members. As has been the history of the agency, the number of persons and diversity of services that they have received, has remained consistent for all programs over previous years.