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GIVE Roanoke

GIVE Roanoke is Wednesday, April 19, and we are asking you to join LOA to make this the best day of giving the Roanoke Valley has ever seen!

Please take five minutes to give to the Local Office on Aging. Giving starts now!

Your donation of any amount will help older adults in the Roanoke Valley live happier, healthier, and safer lives.

Here’s how you can make a HUGE difference today:

  • Make a donation
  • Spread the word. Text a friend. Forward this email. Post on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn using the hashtag #giveroanoke. Oh, and you can also just tell someone in person – that works, too.

  • $25 donation gives 3 Meals on Wheels, or 2 Diner's Club lunches
  • $50 provides emergency assistance to 25 seniors
  • $100 gives 12 car rides to doctors' appointments
  • $250 provides Health and Wellness programs for 50 people

Donate Now!

You are invited to:

Lunch & Learn at LOA

Friday, April 21, 2023

Advance Medical Directives

with Wilma Holzhalb R.N. of LewisGale Medical Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOA Center for Health & Wellness

4902 Frontage Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24019

What is an Advance Medical Directive? Why are they important? Learn valuable information from Wilma Holzhalb R.N. of LewisGale, our featured speaker on April 21. This event will also provide a healthy, free lunch. Limited seats are available, register today!


March for Meals

March was March for Meals month! LOA joined with Meals on Wheels America to raise awareness of the importance of senior nutrition programs. Thanks to everyone who participated! During our Community Champions Week, we were honored to welcome local dignitaries who rolled up their sleeves and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Thanks to these Community Champions:

·       AARP Virginia Associate State Director Brian Jacks,

·       Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe, and Botetourt County Board of Supervisors member Billy Martin,

·       From Cox Communications, Jeff Merritt, Market Vice President, with an incredible 12 employees from Cox,

·       Edinburgh Square Manager, Jennifer Sink,

·       From Freedom First, Dave Prosser, Senior VP of Community Development, and Jeff Zigarac, Senior VP of Mortgage

·       Sam Rasoul, member of the Virginia House of Delegates

·       From Roanoke Gas Company, Paul Nester, President and CEO, and Brooke Miles, VP of Human Resources

·       Mayor of the City of Salem, Renee Turk – who joined us for the 3rd year in a row! Thank you, Mayor Turk!

·       Roanoke City Council Member Peter Volosin


And thanks to our Advisory Council members Sara Lovern and Alison Jorgensen, and Board of Directors member Annette Clark, for also joining us for Community Champions Week.

Let's Give Lunch - June 16

We’re excited this month to be kicking off our preparations for Let’s Give Lunch!

The annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheel & Nutrition Services will be held on Friday, June 16th. We will have a gourmet deli sandwich lunch – and a vegetarian option – for sale, with proceeds supporting the nutrition needs of our seniors.

Special thanks go to our sponsors of this event:

  •  AccessU,
  •  Southern Team Auto Mall,
  •  and WDBJ-7 and WZBJ-24.

We’ll also have a raffle with some exciting prizes. Watch our website later this month for information on ordering your lunch tickets and raffle tickets to support senior nutrition services!

LOA Annual Meeting: Decade of Healthy Aging

LOA had an incredible Annual Meeting. LOA’s 51st Annual Meeting was held on March 23, at the Vinton War Memorial. Thanks to Sal’s Italian Restaurant for the delicious catered lunch. Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for Carilion Clinic.


We were so glad to award the Babe & Sidney Lewis Memorial Award to Senator Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner for outstanding contributions that improve the lives of older Virginians.


We presented the Helen I. Phelps Memorial Award for outstanding volunteer service to Meals on Wheels to Second Presbyterian Church.


We were also pleased to recognize our community partners. We presented The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul with the award for Exemplary Inter-Agency Cooperation - for hosting LOA’s Soup for Seniors.


We also awarded the Exemplary Public Private Partnership Award to The Branch Group for their many generous acts of kindness to our seniors.


And, the President’s Award was presented to LOA's incredible outgoing Board Chair, Steve Musselwhite.

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Local Office on Aging, Inc.
4932 Frontage Road
PO Box 14205
Roanoke, VA 24038
Roanoke ................... 540-345-0451
Alleghany Highlands 540-962-0465
Botetourt Co. ........... 540-580-5085
Craig County ............ 540-864-6031
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