About Us

About the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging plans, funds and develops services that make our communities places where individuals can live with independence and dignity.

We also coordinate and arrange services for more than 8,000 individuals who participate in community based long term care programs including PASSPORT, MyCare Ohio, the Ohio Home Care Waiver and the Franklin County Senior Options Program.  Working with local Advisory Council Members from our eight counties, we advocate for policies and programs that benefit older adults and people with disabilities.  COAAA provides resources and education to families, caregivers and professionals.

Whether you are an older adult, caregiver or a professional, COAAA is here to offer seniors and individuals with disabilities care, choices and information. COAAA is Your Aging and Disability Resource Network.

Mission Statement:  To develop a network of quality programs and services that informs and promotes individual choice, independence and dignity for older adults, their families and the community.

Vision Statement:  Central Ohio will have a wide range of programs offering choices in long term services and supports that promote a high quality of life.


COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks Department, Tony Collins, Director, and Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor.

During Older Americans Month each year, COAAA salutes the special accomplishments of older adults with inductions to our Hall of Fame. For more information about these awards and nominations visit our Hall of Fame page.