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Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Information about senior services from the Area Agency on Aging.

The City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the state-sanctioned and federally mandated entity tasked with developing comprehensive needs assessments, planning Older Americans Act programs, and implementing and monitoring services for people over the age of 60 in our Planning and Service Area – Bernalillo County.

Providers and Services

The City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County AAA receives all federal and state funding allotted to Bernalillo County Planning and Service Area to fund services for seniors. In order to best serve the seniors in our community, the AAA solicits comments and feedback from the public regarding services and gaps, develops programs to meet the needs of seniors in our community, issues Request for Proposals to identify service providers, then contracts with and monitors the providers to assure quality service delivery at the lowest cost. All services are directed toward low-income seniors

The Area Agency on Aging is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive array of services, all designated to the highest quality of life for our seniors in the least restrictive living environment. Through an agreement with the State, the City's Chief Administrative Officer serves as the Director of the Area Agency on Aging.

Providers and Services Include

Information and Assistance

Care Coordination

Caregiver Support Services

  • Alzheimer’s Association Savvy Caregiver training – 505-266-4473
  • Respite services – 505-764-6400 for information

Legal Services

Health screenings and evaluations

  • UNM GEHM Clinic – 505-764-6400 for information

Area Agency on Aging Older Americans Advisory Council

The City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging Older Americans Advisory Council (OAAC) is a critical resource for direction and leadership as well as feedback and perspective regarding the aging network. Meetings are held quarterly for AAA staff to update the Council on accomplishments and seek guidance and approval on goals and budgets as needed. Meetings are publically-noticed in accordance with the State of New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

OAAC Minutes & Agendas

View OAAC meeting minutes and agendas.

Questions or Concerns?

If you are seeking services or information about services, it is best to contact the Senior Information Line at 505-764-6400.

If you ever have concerns about services, however, or have questions about the AAA, please contact Michelle Briscoe, AAA Manager at 505-768-2745 or [email protected].