The mission of the AARC is to expand and strengthen the capabilities of Regional Councils to serve local governments and the citizens of Alabama
Each of the 12 regional councils is a separate organization that provides a variety of services to the communities in their area. Regionalism is working together and sharing resources to meet needs and take advantage of opportunities.
The regional councils in Alabama perform a variety of roles in multi-jurisdictional planning and program coordination. Nine of the regional councils are designated as Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), performing regional program planning and management for senior services under the Older Americans Act with funding through the Alabama Department of Senior Services.
Eleven of the regional councils operate Senior Community Service Employment Programs (SCSEP) funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act.
The regional councils also serve as area-wide clearinghouses to coordinate and distribute information about state and federal programs and to review local plans, applications, and activities.