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Welcome to the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County(also known as AAASC)! We have been in your communities for over 30 years coordinating and delivering Aging services and supports to Older Adults and family members. 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. This would include helping to strengthen an individual’s network of family, friends, advocates, and supportive services. AAASC’s staff believe that the aging process can present its own trials and challenges but with the right supports and services those obstacles can be managed and/or eliminated. 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. This website is for you to explore. We hope you will see the many different ways we are here to assist you, your family member, neighbor and/or friend.

    Values
  • 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.
    Principles
  • 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 person’s 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.

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is very important to the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County (AAASC). To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the way your information is collected and used. The AAASC is committed to client and user confidentiality.

Our Commitment to Online Privacy

AAASC also understands the specific concerns of Internet users and any information you might provide while visiting the AAASC website. Our commitment to confidentiality extends to our internet users.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the AAASC website. On some pages you might provide personal information about yourself and/or an older relative or friend regarding services and possible referral for services. Any information collected is kept confidential. It is not shared with other parties and is only used by our staff to process your request.

The way We Use Information

All the information you provide to interact with AAASC through its website is kept confidential. We use return e-mail addressess to correspond with you regarding your request, but we do not share e-mail addresses with other parties.

How To Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 814-443-2681 or 1-800-452-0825.

The Information contained in this website is provided for general information purposes only by the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County (AAASC). 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.

The inclusion of these links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them, and the AAASC accepts no responsibility for any consequences resulting from your use of information or downloading of materials from tose other websites, including but not limited to liability for inaccuracies and/or omissions contained therein. Visitors to external links should not act upon the content and information contained within them without first seeking professional advice.

The AAASC seeks to make certain that all content and information published at its own somersetaaa.org website is current and accurate, however, such content and information may be updated or changed at any time and without advance notice.


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