New River Valley Agency on Aging

Serving Seniors throughout the Fourth Planning District

Agency Profile

The New River Valley Agency on Aging is dedicated to advocating for the aging population by maximizing at-home services, linking seniors and their caregivers to resources and information, and providing community education on aging-related issues. The New River Valley Agency on Aging strives to support and enhance the lives of older adults, their families, and caregivers through community partnerships, systems advocacy, and community-based support. The Agency is committed to finding more efficient and effective ways to respond to the needs of older adults and caregivers in the New River Valley.

The New River Valley Agency on Aging has been serving citizens in the Counties of Giles, Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski, and the City of Radford, and the Towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Pulaski since 1975. The Agency is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by local governments and operates as a governmental cooperative. The eight local governments in our service areas help support our efforts by providing some funding for our programs. The greatest portion of our funding comes from the federal level through the Older Americans Act. We also receive funds from the Virginia General Assembly, grants, contributions, and fees. Our federal and state funds are distributed through the Virginia Department for the Aging.

The United States Census Bureau projects an explosive growth in the older adult population over the next three decades. The Commonwealth of Virginia and the New River Valley is and will continue to experience this growth. Along with the growth comes the challenge to meet the increased need for information and services. The New River Valley Agency on Aging strives to build community partnerships that will enable older persons to live in their communities with dignity and age successfully in place.
 
Through our website we want to assist you in finding out more about who we are, what we do, and where to turn for the help you may need. We welcome questions, comments, and suggestions regarding our programs and services and hope that you find our website beneficial in accessing services for and on behalf of our older citizens.