At one time, older persons (and their families) had no alternative but nursing home care when age-related problems robbed them of their independence. Today, however, a nationwide network of Area Agencies on Aging are assisting seniors, their families and their communities through programs tailored to help older adults live as independently as possible.
The Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (CMAAA) is a private, non-profit corporation serving 19 counties in Mid-Missouri. Our main office is in Columbia, with field offices in Lebanon and California. The agency was organized in 1973 as part of a national network of more than 600 Area Agencies on Aging. This network of agencies was formed in response to federal legislation titled the Older Americans Act.