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Central Office

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019

Voice: 804.662.7000
Toll Free Numbers: 800.552.5019 or 711
Videophone: 804.325.1316
E-mail: dars@dars.virginia.gov

Community Offices

Visit the DARS Community Offices Page for more contact information for local offices.



Public Relations and Marketing Contacts

Communications Director
A.J. Hostetler
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
aj.hostetler@dars.virginia.gov
804.662.7372 (o)
804.662.9531 (fax)

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist
Betsy C. McElfresh
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
betsy.mcelfresh@dars.virginia.gov
804.662.7532 (o)
804.662.9531 (fax)

Social Media Specialist
Amber Gulla
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
amber.gulla@dars.virginia.gov
804.662.9034 (o)


DARS has experts who can discuss a wide range of topics related to aging and adults with disabilities, including:


  • independent living
  • livable communities, including housing and transportation for Virginians with disabilities and older Virginians
  • traumatic brain injuries and services
  • personal assistants for people with disabilities
  • benefits to employers of hiring people with disabilities
  • accommodating people with disabilities at work, school
  • assistive technologies for home, school or work
  • supported employment and work incentives for people with disabilities
  • transitioning young adults with disabilities from school to work or post-secondary education
  • autism spectrum disorders and employment implications
  • the "age wave"
  • transitioning from hospital/long-term care to home
  • Medicare enrollment
  • Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
  • abuse/neglect of elders or people with disabilities
  • hoarding
  • financial exploitation
  • caregiving and respite care
  • self-management of chronic diseases
  • older drivers and safety
  • congregate meals and nutrition for older adults
  • home-based services for older adults
  • long term care and residents' rights
  • public guardianship for those indigent, in need of care, and "unfriended"


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