Welcome to the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County Website!
Our goal is to provide prompt, effective service to you and your loved
one on any issue or concern. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are here
for one purpose, to address your needs. With the Agency's over 30
year history of human service experience, we understand the unique
conditions faced by an individual who needs assistance. We use all of
the community's resources to keep our service consumers as independent
as they can be, and we respect their dignity and right to choose.
This site is just a starting point to get to know more about us. Please
allow us to work with you, as well as your family and friends, to
maintain the highest quality of life possible. We would consider it a
privilege to do so.
It is the vision of the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County that all older adults living in our communities will age and live well and have the opportunity for health, happiness, well-being, and economic self-sufficiency.
The mission of the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County is to provide supports, services and advocacy to older adults living in our communities so that they may do so safely, comfortably and with dignity.
We believe that all persons that we interact with deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
We value innovation, perseverance, caring and competence in our delivery of services to older adults.
We honor the rights and choices of older adults, and embrace the opportunity to support them in reaching their full human potential.
We value our interdependence with older adults, other agencies, neighborhoods, communities and each other.
We believe that in collaborating and caring for each other, we build trusting relationships.
Helpful and Kind: We strive to be part of the solution in everything we do in a kind and caring way.
Creative: Services and Supports are constructed with creativity and a positive attitude.
Person-Centered: Service and supports are based upon the needs of the person and are self-directed to every extent possible.
Culturally Competent: Services and supports are sensitive and responsive to racial, ethnic, religious, and gender differences.
Community-Based: Services and supports are provided in the home as long as it remains safe, comfortable and medically possible.
Flexible: Services and supports are designed to be flexible based on the personís needs.
Coordinated: Services and supports are coordinated to reduce fragmentation and to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Coordination includes linkages with older adults, families, advocates, providers and professionals.
Accountable: The Agency remains accountable to the older adults who access and use services, as well as to family members, community providers and other professionals.
Strengths Based: Services and supports build upon the assets and strengths of consumers and help people maintain a sense of identity, self-esteem and dignity.
The information contained in this website is provided for general information purposes only by The Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County (AAASC), and, while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy, timeliness, or applicability of any of the contents. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk, and visitors to this website are encouraged to seek appropriate professional advice before acting upon any content or information located on this website.
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