National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

General Information

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872 0888

Brief Description

Established in 1975 to represent the interest in Washington of Area Agencies on Aging and later the Title VI - Native American Aging Programs, the N4A has daily working relationships with key staff in the White House, Congress, AoA and HCFA. It is widely recognized in Washington as an extremely effective voice for the local delivery of home and community-based services, and is the recipient of numerous grants designed to improve quality-of-life for older Americans. Through its united efforts, N4A's members today serve 43 million seniors 60+ through Older Americans Act programs and services and many more through other programs including state funding, Medicaid waivers, and the Social Services Block Grant.


Sandy Markwood, CEO,

Services Offered

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Facilitates relationships among aging agency network, and other public agencies and private sector organizations.

  • Information and Referral
    • Elder Care Locator, an 800-number telephone service, helps seniors to identify health and social services resources in their communities.

  • Advocacy
    • Advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.