What we do.
The Montgomery County Council on Aging in Crawfordsville, Indiana is a dedicated organization working towards ensuring the well-being of seniors in the county. Our mission is to Advocate, Navigate, and Educate for the senior citizens, making their lives comfortable and fulfilling as well as safe and secure.
Advocacy: The Council on Aging is a powerful voice for seniors in the community. We advocate for their rights and needs, and work towards creating better policies and programs that cater to their well-being.
Navigation: One of the most challenging things for seniors is navigating through the complex healthcare and social services system. The Council on Aging provides assistance to seniors in navigating through these systems, and helps them find the best resources for their needs utilizing our vast memebership base. We provide information and referrals, and help seniors understand their rights and options and resources in Montgomery County as well as Indiana sate resources.
Education: Education is key to empowering seniors, and the Council on Aging is committed to educating seniors about various topics that impact their lives. We conduct regular workshops and seminars, and provide educational materials and resources to help seniors make informed decisions about their health, finances, and other important issues.
The Council on Aging is an invaluable resource for seniors in Montgomery County, and our mission to Advocate, Navigate, and Educate is truly making a difference in the lives of the senior citizens in the community. We are dedicated to creating a better, more fulfilling life for seniors, and are committed to ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect.
History of The MCCA
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) was founded in 1950 in the U.S. Their goal is to advocate with service providers and policymakers on behalf of older Americans. Their vision is to A just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security. The mission is to Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. https://www.ncoa.org/
The Older Americans Act of 1965 was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It created the National Aging Network comprising the Administration on Aging on the federal level, State Units on Aging at the state level, and Area Agencies on Aging at the local level. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Older_Americans_Act
Councils on Aging are local county non-profit organizations that represent the needs of older citizens in the county in which the serve.
The Montgomery County of Indiana Council on Aging (MCCA, Inc.) was incorporated in October 1974 as a 501(c)4. We have been in continuous operation since then serving the aging population of Montgomery County and assisting those who care for and love them.