Obtaining legal services from the VCAAA is very helpful.
The Board of what was called the Senior NutritAction Council (SNAC) announced a name change for the organization: Ventura County Area Agency on Agency Foundation (VCAAAF). Along with its new name, logo and website at www.vcaaafoundation.org, the nonprofit has an expanded mission to provide support beyond nutrition services to include all Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) programs and activities, such as housing, care management, legal services, in-home and caregiver services, and many other services in demand that aim to improve the lives of seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers.
“Our seniors need more than just food; they also need a ride to an appointment, help with public benefits applications, minor home repairs, and sometimes a friendly call from someone who cares,” said Lynn McReynolds, President of the VCAAAF Board of Directors. “Knowing that so many seniors in our community are on waitlists for these and other desperately needed services, we decided to expand our organization’s mission to bring together more resources to help fill in these gaps. Our new name more clearly defines what we do to support all VCAAA services and programs.”
For more than 25 years, this 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit foundation has been dedicated to conquering hunger by reaching out to the aging population and isolated seniors located in Ventura County. However, each year a growing number of underserved older adults in our community are placed on waitlists for services that go beyond VCAAA’s nutrition program. To better understand the gaps in services for older adults in our local neighborhoods, the Foundation expanded its mission and is seeking funding to assist in enhancing and maintaining community-based systems of care that provide multiple services for individuals that support independence and protect the quality of life of older persons and persons with functional impairments.
The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation (Tax ID: 77-0168920) organized exclusively to support the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging programs and services. The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and generate support for VCAAA programs that endeavor to improve the lives of those 60 years of age and older, adults with disabilities, and caregivers in all communities within Ventura County.