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  • Virginia Department for the Aging Virginia Department for the Aging

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department for the Aging is to foster the independence, security, and dignity of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with families and communities.

Description

The Virginia Department for the Aging is the Commonwealth's designated state unit on aging as required by the Older Americans Act and the federal Administration on Aging. The department is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding, and evaluating programs for older Virginians made possible through funding from both the Older Americans Act and from the Virginia General Assembly. These programs include a full range of nutrition, transportation, health, education, and social services to improve the quality of life for older Virginians. The department also houses the Center for Elder Rights which provides counseling, assistance, and referral related to legal issues, consumer fraud, and long-term care. The Commissioner of the department is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor.

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http://www.aging.state.va.us

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