Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) is one of the 25 Area Agencies on
Aging in Virginia. The Agency serves Danville, Martinsville and the Counties
of Franklin, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania.
Southern Area Agency on Aging is a private, not for profit organization
which receives federal, state and local funding, as well as fees and
contributions from the individuals who receive services.
SAAA's mission is to provide
services that promote independence and quality of life for older adults.
The age to be eligible for most Agency on Aging
services is 60. (Exception: Age eligibility for the Agency's Senior
Employment Program is 55 years and older).
SAAA office hours are 8:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services are provided during
these hours. Services are not provided nights, weekends, or holidays.
(Occasionally, recreation activities may be scheduled in the evening or on
Some of the services established by the Older Americans Act are designed to
keep relatively healthy people strong and active (for example,
transportation, and lunches at senior centers and other designated
locations). Other services are designed for the care of disabled or frail
elders (for example, home delivered meals and help in the home).
staff members provide some of the services. Other services are rendered by
organizations that subcontract with the SAAA.
Many Agency services are used by people of all income levels. Some
services, especially those designed to assist frail elders, are in great
Funding has not kept pace with the demand for home-delivered meals, personal
care, and housekeeping. When the funding provided for a service is not enough to
fill the demand, the Older Americans Act directs Agencies on Aging to target
the service to elders with low income who lack family and friends to assist
Limitations on Services
There is a waiting list in
many areas for home-delivered meals, personal care, housekeeping, and
respite care. The wait can range up to a couple of months; some times
Services are clustered in populated areas. Some outlying sections of
counties cannot be served.
Southern Area Agency on Aging does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
age, disability or sex in the administration or provision of any programs
For a complete list of services provided,