LOA’s recent addition of our Center for Health and Wellness provides a much-needed new space next to our headquarters for Northwest Roanoke Meals on Wheels, Star City Diners Club, and LOA’s nutrition staff offices. Education on healthy aging activities, exercise programs, workshops, lunch and learns, meetings, and more will be coordinated on a regular basis by a community health worker at this new location. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to pay for renovations and ensure program sustainability by freeing up future funds to be devoted to programs and services. Thanks to our dedicated staff, community volunteers and supporters throughout the region, LOA has helped thousands of older adults through more than 30 community service programs. Our service region is experiencing a shifting demographic, with ratios of older adults far exceeding the current state and national average. During the next 10 years, 85% of our region’s population growth is projected to take place in the 65+ age group. LOA clients, staff, and volunteers thank you for your commitment and support of the older Americans in our region!