Aging can be challenging, bringing with it physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. However, it is important to remember that there is a wealth of community resources available to help seniors maintain their independence and quality of life.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Provides assessments and service coordination for Arlington residents over 60 who need in-home supports and/or nursing home placement and coordinates support services.

Area Agency on Aging

Promotes the maximum level of independence of persons 60 and older who reside in Arlington by providing assistance with nutrition, transportation, money management, and legal services.

Arlington Adult Day Program

Provides daytime caregiver services, counseling and referrals, as well as physical, therapeutic and social activities, nutritious hot lunches, snacks and more. Some activities are led by volunteers.

Arlington Neighborhood Village

Offers programs designed to allow older residents to continue living in their own homes. Adult volunteers provide transportation and shopping assistance, access to social and cultural activities, health and wellness programs, simple home repairs and more.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

The Elder Law practice group of this nonprofit law firm provides legal services to clients 60 and older in cases involving Medicaid or Medicare coverage, Social Security, disability benefits, nursing home or assisted living care, public benefits, debt collection, elder abuse, identity theft and advance directives.

Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program (VICAP)

Developed by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services in partnership with the Bureau of Insurance, this free, unbiased, confidential counseling program offers health insurance education and assistance to seniors and their families. Assists with decisions about Medicare, prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance and long-term care insurance, including applications for low-income subsidies.