CarFit for Older Drivers

“CarFit was great! It was basic enough to be easily understood, but also informative and entertaining. I now feel a little more self-assured when I get behind the wheel.” Presented by LewisGale Medical Center and the Local Office on Aging on Friday, November 3, 2023, older drivers participated in CarFit, an interactive drive-thru event held at […]

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Help Us Fill The Plate

The Local Office on Aging continues to strive to fulfill its mission of helping older persons remain independent for as long as possible. But we can’t do it alone. Your donation today will help fill the plate of services where it is needed most. […]

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Keeping Seniors Safe from Scammers

LOA knows “What it Takes” to keep seniors safe from scammers. Our CEO Ron Boyd and Director of Elder Rights Robbie Boyd shared this important information on a recent episode of “What It Takes” with Tom Landon on Blue Ridge PBS. Watch and learn how to protect yourself and those you love from falling prey to the […]

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LOA Secures $440,000 Towards Transportation Services for Seniors

The funds helped support the purchase of three new passenger vans and hiring drivers for over 4,000 additional rides. ROANOKE, Va. (September 2023) – The Local Office on Aging was recently granted $440,000 through the Virginia Senate Southwest & Southside Appropriations Bill to support transportation services with a more environmentally sustainable model that will allow […]

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LOA Receives AARP Grant

The Local Office on Aging has been awarded a $20,000 AARP Community Challenge Grant in support of the creation of an Outdoor Fitness Area LOA has been selected for a 2023 AARP Community Challenge Grant. The $20,000 grant will support the creation of a new Outdoor Fitness Area at LOA’s Center for Health and Wellness, […]

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Medicare Empowerment Through Education

LOA is a certified Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program (VICAP) location. We are a safe space for insurance counseling where your best interests are prioritized, and you avoid the risk of scams. These services are free and confidential for people 60 and over and their families. […]

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