Julie Peetz, Executive Director
Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging – ma4 – is the statewide association of Missouri’s AAAs.
Missouri’s ten AAAs provide a coordinated network of care in implementing statewide initiatives, which are designed to help older Missourians maintain their independence and give them a voice in articulating their concerns and changing needs.
The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4) was founded in 1973 to serve as a statewide advocate and resource for older Missourians. ma4 is comprised of the state’s 10 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), which were created under the 1973 amendments to the Older American’s Act of 1965. For almost 50 years, the local AAAs have provided vital services, programs, and information to millions of Missourians as they age in the homes and communities of their choice.
Some of these services include home-delivered meals, disease prevention and health promotion, transportation, public benefits counseling, senior centers, legal services, homemaker services, tax counseling, telephone reassurance, fall prevention, caregiver support, and evidence-based wellness services.
As the official statewide association of these agencies, MA4 is dedicated to carrying out its mission of service, information, and advocacy to improve the lives of older Missourians and to plan for the changes that will take place as the aging population continues to grow in number and importance in the next decade.
ma4 and the AAAs work closely with the Missouri Division of Senior & Disability Services (DSDS) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
Find out more about Missouri’s Area Agencies on Aging and how funding flows to the AAAs and Se