In accordance with the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended and pursuant to Virginia Code § 51.5-136, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), as the designated state unit on aging, is mandated to submit a state plan on aging services (State Plan) to the U.S. Administration on Community Living, the Governor and the General Assembly. DARS developed the State Plan in collaboration with the state’s aging network, including the Commonwealth Council on Aging, the Area Agencies on Aging, the Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and other state agencies, stakeholder organizations, and the older adults DARS serves. The State Plan describes the agency’s goals and strategies to achieve its mission, emphasizing the common themes that will enhance the lives of older Virginians moving forward.
DARS wishes to especially thank the Commonwealth Council on Aging and the Four-Year Plan Workgroup for its invaluable assistance in crafting the State Plan. The State Plan is found on the following hyperlink: Virginia's State Plan for Aging Services. If you wish to provide public comment on the State Plan or its goals, please provide comments in writing by no later than May 7, 2015 to:
Amy Marschean, Senior Policy Analyst
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Henrico, Virginia 23229
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and recommends funding initiatives, statutory and regulatory changes, and other issues that the Commission feels would assist people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. For more information on the Commission, click on the link above.
The Commonwealth Council on Aging is composed of citizens from all walks of life and all geographic areas of the Commonwealth. The Council helps state government to meet the needs of older Virginians. For more information on the Council, click on the link above.
Public guardianship services are provided by local social service agencies under contract with the Virginia Division for the Aging. The Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board assists in coordinating and managing local public guardianship programs. For more information, click on the link above.