The Division of Aging and Adult Services was created as Utah's State Unit on Aging by Utah statute (62A-3-104) giving the Division the legal authority to establish and monitor programs that serve the needs of Utah's seniors.
The Division is the sole state agency, as defined by the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended to; (1) serve as an effective and visible advocate for the aging and adult population of Utah; (2) develop and administer a state plan under the policy direction of the Board; and (3) take primary responsibility for state activities relating to the Older Americans Act.
What Does DAAS Do?The Division administers the Adult Protective Services program to protect seniors and disabled adults from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.Trained staff in a statewide system of offices, working in cooperation with local law enforcement, investigate cases involving seniors and disabled adults. Adult Protective Services workers provide services designed to assist victims and prevent further abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Local Area Agencies on Aging have been designated to cover geographic regions of the state of Utah and are charged with the responsibility of providing a comprehensive array of services to, and advocating for, the needs of seniors residing in their areas.