Virginia Division for the Aging

General Information

Virginia Division for the Aging
1610 Forest Avenue
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 662 9333
Aginginfo@dars.virginia.gov
http://www.vda.virginia.gov

Brief Description

The Virginia Department for the Aging fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership, advocacy and oversight of state and community programs, and guides the Commonwealth in preparing for an aging population.The Department funds a network of 25 local Area Agencies on Aging which provide direct services to eligible older Virginians and their families.

Staff

Marcia DuBois, Director, Division for the Aging, Marcia.dubois@dars.virginia.gov

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Administers Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI) to assess clients for all aging services.

  • Counseling
    • Provides information and referral regarding Virginia's long-term care service system. Also provides insurance counseling for persons 60 and older on Medicare, long-term care insurance, and Medicaid.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides 55 and older, eligible individuals with community service work experience for 20 hours per week in preparation for unsubsidized employment.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers outreach services to the community.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services. Provides resource information and assistance to older persons and their caregivers.