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

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.

  • Alexandria APS call 703-838-0778
  • Arlington APS call 703-228-1700
  • Fairfax APS call 703-324-7450
  • Prince William APS call 703-792-7500
  • Loudoun County APS call 703-777-0353

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.

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office can be found at the Office of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman website:

Federal and State Agencies are the vehicles for providing public benefits and programs for seniors and the disabled.

Social Security Online
Virginia Department for the Aging

Elder Advocacy Organizations represent different issues that impact our elderly population.

American Association of Retired Persons
American Bar Association – Commission on Law & Aging
Association of Jewish Aging Services
Center for Medicare Advocacy Inc.
Gay and Lesbian Association of Retired Persons
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
National Counsel on Aging
National Counsel on Aging Care's Guide on Elder Abuse

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.

Guide to Retirement Living – Source Book
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Virginia Navigator
Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Disability Groups serve as important sources of information for families with disabled members.

Arc of Northern Virginia
Autism Society of America
Community Residences
Endependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services

Disease Specific Organizations and Services

Alzheimer’s Association – National Capital Area
Alzheimer’s Family Day Center
The Michael J. Fox Foundation / Parkinson’s Action Network
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