The Area Agency on Aging is a county agency serving the needs of the residents of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania. The Agency was first established by the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners in 1968. Under the provisions of the Federal Older Americans Act of 1965, the Agency was designated to serve as the Area Agency on Aging for the two-county area in 1974. As an Area Agency on Aging, the organization is responsible for planning and coordinating a comprehensive system of social services for the older residents of the community. The Agency acts as an advocate and speaks out on all issues related to the well-being and needs of older persons. The Area Agency on Aging is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.