Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council
South Texas Development Council

Phone: 800-292-5426
Phone: 956-722-3995
Established: June 1966
Area: 6,718 sq. miles
Population: 349,951 (2014 est.)
Counties Served: Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Zapata

The Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council’s goal is to promote the improvement of the quality of life for our region’s older population. We strive to ensure continuity of care while allowing our older population to remain in their own homes, thus maintaining independence, dignity, and respect while preventing institutionalization.

Although older individuals may receive services under many other Federal programs, today the OAA is considered to be the major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to this group and their caregivers.

It authorizes a wide array of service programs through a national network of 56 State agencies on aging, 629 area agencies on aging, nearly 20,000 service providers, 244 Tribal organizations, and 2 Native Hawaiian organizations representing 400 Tribes.