Council on Aging (AAAIL)

The Gateway Area Development District (GWADD) is designated as the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (AAAIL) and is responsible for regional planning, coordination and advocacy on behalf of older persons. The Gateway AAAIL is part of a nationwide Network on Aging under the direction of the US Administration on Aging. The AAAIL is responsible for implementing a comprehensive delivery system of supportive and nutrition services as mandated under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The Gateway AAAIL administers programs and enters into contracts with local/regional service providers, which makes it possible for older individuals age 60 years or older to remain in their own home, with independence and dignity as long as possible. The Gateway AAAIL is governed by the GWADD Board of Directors with advisement from the AAAIL Council on Aging made up of seniors and those working with seniors throughout the five-county region.

Services that are available through the AAAIL fall into five broad categories; Information & Access, Case Management, Assessment, Community-based Services and Elder Rights.

When you have questions about a particular service or need help and do not know who to contact, the Gateway ADRC can provide you with information on what services that are available in our region. In partnership with Eldercare Locator, a nationwide toll-free directory assistance, you can find services anywhere nationwide.

AAAIL Advisory Council Members

  • Alice Hedrick (Executive Committee)

    Bath County

  • Toni G. Hunt

    Bath County

  • Mayor Edward Bryant (Chairman)

    Menifee County

  • Linda Bryant

    Menifee County

  • Fredia Stiltner

    Menifee County

  • Winston Hamilton (Executive Committee)

    Montgomery County

  • Brenda Ralls

    Montgomery County

  • Langley Franklin

    Morgan County

  • Barbara Motley (Secretary)

    Morgan County

  • Carla Salyer

    Rowan County

  • Carmen Swim (Vice-Chairwoman)

    Rowan County