Philosophy & Goals

Columbia/Montour Aging Office, Inc., a private/non-profit agency, serves two rural counties with a 60-and-over population exceeding 16,000. The Agency formally known as Columbia/Montour Area Agency on Aging was established in 1975 under the authority of the Older Americans Act. The Agency at that time was governed by both Columbia and Montour County Commissioners. In 2005, the Agency became a non-profit 501(c)3 and changed its name to Columbia/Montour Aging Office, Inc. It is governed by a 9 member Board of Directors.  All citizens age 60 and over are eligible to receive services provided by the Aging Office, Inc., although some programs are restricted.

Funding is provided by the county, state and federal governments, and from community and consumer contributions.  Contributions are accepted at any time.  Fees may be required for some services.

There are two primary goals:

  • To provide services that will enable older adults to maintain a relatively independent lifestyle in both home and community, rather than becoming dependent upon institutional care.

  • To advocate for older adults and their needs.

We provide services to some 2,800 citizens over 60 years of age regardless of race, sex, color, creed or national origin who reside in Columbia or Montour counties.