The mission of Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County (Maryland) is to be a public voice for the needs of low income and poor senior citizens and to facilitate and support partnerships and collaboration between government, for-profit and non-profit organizations to meet those needs.
Advocates for Aging of Frederick County (Maryland) was founded in 2014 by local residents who recognized a need for greater public advocacy on behalf of the county’s poorest elderly citizens.
A move by the Board of County Commissioners in 2012 to close Montevue Assisted Living, Frederick County’s long-time publicly owned and subsidized assisted living facility, created a citizen-based effort to both stop that closure and to create a database of information about those seniors most in need of Montevue’s services. The resulting investigation told a larger story: the overall needs of these seniors is larger and broader than just subsidized housing, and no one voice was charged with speaking on their behalf. AAFC was then created to fill that void.