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Welcome to the website of the Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA). For almost 40 years, VCoA has worked to protect and improve the quality of life of older Virginians, so that they might remain independent and contributing members of their communities. Partnerships with others have made our initiatives possible.  To see how we can work together, please contact us.

Don't miss the most recent issue of our award-winning newsletter, Age in Action.

For assistance accessing any information, please contact the Virginia Center on Aging at 804-828-1525. 

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  • Age in Action - Summer 2018
    Jul 27, 2018

    This issue begins with a fine case study outlining the elder law clinic at Wake Forest University. There are also editorials on our anniversary, the Best Practices Awards for aging-related programs and other short pieces. The bulk of this issue highlights the work of the Virginia Center on Aging over these years, from its origin to current programs, with old and recent photos.

  • Age in Action - Spring 2018
    Apr 6, 2018

    This issue features a case study on spirituality with persons with dementia and/or lifelong disabilities. There are also editorials on Lewy Body Dementia and from the new Commissioner at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; articles on Age Wave student scholars, museum programs for people with dementia, and our lifelong learning programs (both Road Scholar and the Lifelong Learning Institute).

  • Age in Action - Winter 2018
    Jan 23, 2018

    This issue features a case study on communicating with young children on the subject of aging and growing older, using principles of gerontology theory. It reflects my own work over the past 30+ years. There are also editorials on our work here at the Virginia Center on Aging and at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; brief summaries of research on exercise and stroke recovery, a U.K. longitudinal study on diet early in life and physical ability later in life, and a study on rural versus urban caregiving; a call for proposals from our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program; Calendar notices, and other blurbs and items.

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