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Older Adults

Southern Area Agency on Aging provides services that promote independence and well-being for older adults. The Agency on Aging is also an information center for older adults and their caregiving family members. 

Southern Area Agency on Aging serves Danville, Martinsville, and the Counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania. We are designated by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services as the Area Agency on Aging for these localities. We receive federal, state, and local funds to provide services mandated under the federal Older Americans Act.

Some of the services established by the Older Americans Act are designed to keep healthy older adults strong and active (for example, transportation services; meals at senior lunch sites; recreation activities).

Other services are designed to help frail and disabled older citizens (for example, home-delivered meals, help with personal care and light housekeeping).