Helping Older Persons Remain Independent for as Long as Possible.
May is Older Americans Month!
Every May, Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. In 2022, ACL will be focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their
communities for as long as possible. The 2022 theme is Age My Way, an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.
We encourage discussions about how planning, participation, accessibility, and making connections all play a role in aging in place – emphasizing that what each person needs and prefers is unique.
It's time: Let's Give Lunch!
A flurry of activity is currently going on as we have kicked off our annual fundraiser to support Meals on Wheels and our nutrition program. Flyers have been printed, Tickets have gone on sale and people have already begun bidding on raffle items. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 17,2022 for LOA’s Let’s Give Lunch. We’ll have curbside and delivery available. Meals will be $20 and that takes care of your lunch as well as providing Meals on Wheels to seniors in our area. Visit our website to see how you can participate in this year’s event: everything from purchasing a meal, participating in the Meals on Wheels Raffle, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event. Contact us today.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
We want to give a shout out for the Annual Pancake Breakfast coming up on Saturday May 7th at the Berglund Center. The Kiwanis have supported LOA Meals on Wheels for years through their annual grants as well as supplying volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. Let us know if you’d like to purchase a ticket. 
We appreciate everyone who donated to Give Roanoke on April 20th. LOA raised $13,892 

 We did not reach our $15,000 goal, but we were still thrilled to have come so close! 100% of your donation goes directly to LOA for vital services. Visit for further information.
If you have questions about your Medicare Advantage plan, need to switch plans, look at your part D prescription, or switch back to Original Medicare, please contact us to set up an appointment.

Also, VICAP is continuing its efforts to educate the community of seniors and soon to retire by providing free presentations in person or virtually. If you would like to set up a presentation concerning retirement, SSA, Medicare, and also FRAUD presentations due to exploitation with insurance, medical billing fraud, tax, and romance scams. Now is the time to contact us for information and to request a presentation for your group, organization, or employers.
This month we are highlighting three more programs:
  • Care Coordination - Evaluates cases to determine which services are needed and links people with those services. Provides outreach (finding people who need the services and making the public aware of the services) and, screening, assessment, care planning, service delivery coordination, monitoring and reassessment.
  • Options Counseling – A Case Manager meets with clients and discusses information and options for various services, and the client arranges their own services. Options Counseling is available to individuals ages 60 and over, and individuals ages 18 and over with a disability.
  • Care Transitions - Care transitions involve a health coach working with clients who are discharged from hospital to help them locate services to return to their home in the community. Care transitions helps the client keep doctors’ appointments and understand how to take medications as needed to help prevent re-admissions to the hospital. 
LOA Health and Wellness Center
It’s already May and we anticipate an opening of the center in late June. Things are progressing nicely. The opening of this facility will assist LOA in our mission and to empower seniors to age in place while offering healthy aging opportunities. 
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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
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