The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube icon Pinterest icon

Welcome to DARS

Supporting Virginians’ efforts to secure independence, inclusion and integration

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with community partners, provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families. Read about our mission statement and our code of ethics.

DARS includes the Adult Protective Services Division, the Community Based Services Division, Disability Determination Services, the Division for Rehabilitative Services, the Division for the Aging, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, the Office of Community Integration and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Learn more in this overview of the agency.


Latest News

More news from DARS

Join us in Roanoke for the Governor’s Conference on Aging

Governor McAuliffe Gov. Terry McAuliffe will address the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging in Roanoke on May 22 at noon as representatives of government, business, nonprofits and academia gather to assess how well the Commonwealth meets the needs of older Virginians. Learn more about the event or read the news release.

Commonwealth Council on Aging honors grocery delivery program for seniors

 Senior Services of Alexandria won the top 2017 “Best Practices” award from the Commonwealth Council on Aging for its grocery delivery program, which offers food shopping and delivery service to older Alexandrians unable to shop for groceries themselves. This year’s first-place award of $5,000 honors Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Groceries to Go” program.

No Wrong Door celebrates 100th partner

No Wrong Door logoGov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Mark R. Warner today announced that Bon Secours Virginia Health System was the 100th partner to join No Wrong Door, a public-private effort which helps Virginians gain streamlined access to needed services through a virtual network of resources connecting people, providers and communities. Learn more about the network and its partners.

DRS fabrication shop staff design devices to overcome barriers

Fabrication shopDiscover the creative process employees of DARS' Richmond fabrication shop use to design assistive technology devices aimed at helping DARS consumers overcome barriers at home or in the workplace, and how the inventions can provide users greater independence and open up employment opportunities. Watch our YouTube video.