Mission and Vision

Helping to shape the future


The High Country Area Agency on Aging is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities by providing support, education, advocacy and choices throughout their continuum of care.

man hiking with dogVision

A community where all older adults enjoy independence with dignity and respect as a result of community collaboration among all stakeholders involved in the health and wellbeing of older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities.

Our region

Our region of focus includes the seven northwestern counties of North Carolina, commonly referred to as the High Country. These counties include Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey. The High Country Area Agency on Aging is part of a larger aging network created by the Older Americans Act.