Territorial Administration on Aging

Territorial Administration on Aging

Director:
HTC Ale Tifimalae

Deputy Director:
Fa'aolatia Siatu'u

History:
The Territorial Administration on Aging was established in 1974 during Governor Peter Tali Coleman's term in office. Delegate-at-large A.P. Lutali in Washington D.C. requested through U.S. Congress to have a program to help the seniors of American Samoa. Some of the people did not want such program, saying that it's a Welfare program and they didn't like to turn American Samoa into a Welfare State. Eventually, it was established as part of the Governor's Office and HC Pulefa'asisina B. Tuiasosopo as its manager. A TAOA staff was hired, Mr. Penei Sewell was its Director, and it became an ASG Agency.

TAOA is 100% federally funded through grants from U.S. Department of Human & Social Services and U.S. Department of Labor.

Legal Authority and Mandate:
TAOA is operated in part by policies of Area Agency on Aging and American Samoa Government.

Mission Statement:
TAOA was established to serve the senior citizens of American Samoa through services funded by our two grantors - DHSS and DOL, as follows:

     Senior Nutrition Program through Food Vouchers served to seniors 60 plus each month the
     employment program for those 55 years of age and older.

Office Number(s):
1 (684) 633-1251
1 (6864) 633-1252

Fax Number:
1 (684) 633-2533

Staff Directory:
HTC Ale Tifimalae
Siatu'u, Fa'aolatia
Kupa, Samasoni
Paopao, Kuresa
Solia, Fanaufouina
Taimalelagi, Tafia Fiame
Maluia, Toatele
Gutu, Merieni
Tofili-Arona, Kristina
Ueligitone, Fa'atamala
Pola, Amiula
Tuafono, Molia
Papali'i, Fataoali'i
Tautolo, Aveuma
Falelua, Fuatino
Leama, Abigail
So'oto, Prescilla
Savusa, Abner
Leaoa, Iosefa
Tinitali, Cynthia Verna
Falevalu, Faimasulu
Sefo, Felise
Felise, Joyce