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 is pleased to present the draft Virginia State Plan for Aging Services (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2023) for written public comment.
The draft plan will be available for written public comment from Friday, March 1, 2019 through Monday, March 25, 2019.
The draft plan and a brief webinar with accessible PowerPoint slides are available for review. We encourage you to view the 16-minute webinar prior to reviewing the draft plan as it will provide important context and background into the draft plan's purpose and development.
If you wish to submit written public comments for consideration, please send them to:
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229
Materials for Download and Review
Draft Plan - Downloadable PDF version of the draft
Webinar - Captioned video available for review on the DARS YouTube channel
PowerPoint - Accessible version of slides from the webinar. Transcript of the webinar is included as slide notes.
Virginia Plan for Aging Services 2019-2023 Listening Sessions - Minutes from listening sessions in PDF format
Minutes from the March 13 Stakeholder Meeting - minutes available for download in Microsoft Word format
DARS anticipates that the final version of the Virginia State Plan for Aging Services will be available by July 1, 2019.
On September 10, 2015, Administrator and Assistant Secretary of Aging Kathy Greenlee with the Administration for Community Living approved the 2015 -2019 Virginia State Plan.
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 2015-2019.