The Centralina Area Agency on Aging Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Twenty-five years ago through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the nation committed to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA, signed into law on July 25, 1990 and the ADA Amendments of 2008 ensure individuals with disabilities have equal opportunity and access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services and telecommunications.
The Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is proud to play a role in enforcing the ADA by advocating for the rights of older and disabled adults and their families and promoting the principles of equality and inclusion to reach the full potential of the ADA.
“The ADA allows a person to maintain their dignity and the pursuit of independence in all aspects of life,” said Debi Lee, Centralina’s AAA Assistant Director. “The Centralina AAA reaffirms the principles of the ADA with the services we provide to help our community’s adults live and age well.”
It can sometimes be very difficult for seniors and people with disabilities to access and navigate through available resource options. The Centralina AAA connects seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers to a full range of free and other community resources designed to offer choice, improve quality of life and respect independence. From free Information and Referral programs, Family Caregiver Support programs, Volunteer Transportation Services and a wide range of health and wellness training programs the Centralina AAA helps connect this segment of the population with the services and support they seek.
The ADA helps expand opportunities for Americans with disabilities, reduces barriers, changes perceptions and helps to ensure full participation in community life. On this the 25th anniversary of the ADA the Centralina AAA celebrates the progress that has been made through this law and is committed to helping reach the full potential of the ADA through its program offerings and resources.
For more information on AAA programs, please contact the AAA at 1-800-508-5777.
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Related COG Areas: Aging and Quality of Life