County of Marin Health and Human Services

Area Agency on Aging

Age-Friendly County of Marin Survey

Marin residents age 60 and older and those who work with older adults are encouraged to take the Age-Friendly County of Marin survey.  The survey is also being distributed in hard copy throughout the county (click here to download PDF), including senior centers, libraries, community centers and nonprofit organizations that serve older adults.  Results of the survey will help to inform development of a strategic plan to make Marin more livable for people of all ages.

In August 2018, the Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved submitting the County’s application for membership in the World Health Organization (WHO) and AARP Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.  In September 2018, the County was accepted into the network, joining an expanding worldwide movement that is striving to better meet the needs of the growing population of older residents.  As a member of the WHO and AARP Global Network, the County is making a five-year commitment to assess the age friendliness of County departments and unincorporated areas and create and implement a strategic age-friendly plan.

Thank you for your ongoing support of an age-friendly Marin.

Marin County Aging and Adult Services (AAS) acts as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Marin County, under a framework and funding put forth in the Older Americans and Older Californians Acts. The AAA is the leading planner, administrator, and funder of services for persons over 60 and family caregivers in Marin County. View the Area Plan here.

To create a well-coordinated, community-based system of care in Marin, the AAA provides services directly from its offices as well as contracts with a network of private and non-profit agencies.  The AAA funds more than $1 million in services for its targeted population.  Among the more than 20 services provided by the AAA and its home and community based contractors are:

  • Assisted Transportation
  • Caregiver Registry
  • Case Management – Rural Marin
  • Chore (heavy housework)
  • Congregate Meal Program
  • Family Caregiver Support Programs
  • Home Delivered Meal program
  • Information and Assistance
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Senior Center Activities
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Visiting – Rural Marin

For information about services for older adults and their families in Marin, visit the Community Resource Guide or call the Information & Assistance hotline at (415) 457-INFO (4636).

The Board of Supervisors established the Marin County Commission on Aging to advise the Area Agency on Aging on the needs of older adults. Visit the Commission on Aging page for more information and meeting agenda/date/locations.