Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are in each local jurisdiction. They provide residents aged 60 and older and their families, friends and caregivers, information on assistance in accessing, and referrals to services and resources available in that jurisdiction. They are a central point of contact for seniors and their families.
To find other AAAs in Virginia go to the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging website at www.vaaaa.org
Adult Protective Services (APS) is also included is each local jurisdiction. APS should be contacted to report the abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of any senior or adult disabled person in a particular locality.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for individuals receiving long-term care services in nursing homes and in assisted living facilities. Northern Virginia has a local long-term care ombudsman.
Elder Advocacy Organizations represent different issues that impact our elderly population.
Locating Professional Services such as that of elder law attorneys, geriatric care managers, movers who specialize in downsizing, daily money management, companion care, etc. can be found through various websites.
Disability Groups serve as important sources of information for families with disabled members.
Disease Specific Organizations and Services