The Area Agency on Aging Region X, has been serving the senior population of Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties since 1979. Region X was the result of a designation in the 1965 Older American’s Act. The Agency is a non-profit, charitable organization with a 501(c)(3) designation. Region Ten’s purpose is to provide services, programs, and information that will assist older persons in maintaining independence and dignity in their lives. Services through this agency are available to persons 60 years of age or older who live in our service area. Priority is given to those individuals with the greatest economic and social need. Information and family caregiver services are provided to people of all ages. If you would like to help support any of our programs, please call us at 417-781-7562.