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Our Mission

M4A’s mission is to help individuals access information, assistance, and resources that will empower them to self-advocate, live independently, and enjoy the highest quality of life. M4A specializes in serving older adults, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities in Blount, Chilton, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties in Alabama.

About Us

Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) was designated as an Area Agency on Aging in 1989. Since then, M4A and its mission have grown to serve caregivers and people with disabilities regardless of age.

A Message From Our Executive Director

Welcome to the M4A website where we hope you will find information to help answer your questions about long-term care planning, public benefits, private benefits, and resources for caregivers, the elderly, and people living with disabilities.

Help Support Our Mission

We assist individuals of all ages in accessing information, assistance, and resources
that will empower self-advocacy, living independently, and enjoying the highest quality of life.

Our Services

Caregiver Support

Information, Assistance, Case Management, Training, Education, Counseling, Respite, and Supplemental Services to help support family caregivers and their loved ones.

Insurance Counseling

Counseling, advocacy, and help with Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription coverage, and Medicare Fraud.

Nutrition and Transportation

Nutritious meals are either delivered at home or in a congregate setting. Access to local transportation and assistance with accessing SNAP benefits.

Legal Services

The Legal Assistance Program provides no-cost legal assistance in non-fee generating cases as well as non-criminal matters for people 60 years or older.

Home & Community Based Services

In-home services and care coordination to help older and disabled individuals remain in the communities of their choice.

Long Term Care Services

Information and advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities, family members, and those seeking long-term care placement.

Prescription Assistance

Assistance to obtain free or low-cost prescription drugs from pharmaceutical companies and access to other resources.

Senior Employment

A community service and work-based training program for individuals 55 or older to help strengthen and improve skillsets to secure unsubsidized employment.

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I met Mardy when I completed her home visit for Medicaid Waiver Services in 2019. She was feeling sad and alone, not knowing how she was going to get any help in her home. She qualified for the program and has been an active part of the Medicaid Waiver program. I recently saw Mardy at the Shelby County Picnic and was amazed at how well she is doing. When she realized who I was, she became teary eyed and told me that “M4A saved my life.” She is more confident in herself and appreciates all the assistance she has received over the years from M4A. It is always a blessing to hear when a client is doing so well!!

Melanie Eaton


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