May is Older Americans Month and we're celebrating in a LOUD way!
LOA kicks off Fan Care

Seniors interested in receiving fans from the “Fan Care” program can call the LOA central office for more information at 540-345-0451. LOA starts accepting applications for the program on May 1, 2017.  To be eligible for Fan Care persons must meet the following criteria:
  • Live in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Salem, or Craig County,
  • Be 60 years of age or older,
  • Have a need for cooling assistance,
  • Meet monthly income guidelines   Text Link
  The Cooling Assistance Program, which provides air conditioners to elderly with medical conditions requiring cooling assistance, will begin accepting applications also on May 1, 2017.  Persons must meet the requirements for Fan Care, but cannot already have a unit in the home.   Donations toward the purchase of fans and air conditioners are being accepted at LOA’s central office, 706 Campbell Ave., Roanoke, VA  24038-4205.  The LOA also accepts donations of NEW fans and air conditioners for distribution. For more information or to make a donation visit us on the web.
LOA volunteers awarded at the Community Volunteer Celebration in April.
Congratulations to them all!
Thank you to the Roanoke City Health Department for sending over staff to help us deliver Meals on Wheels!  Staff volunteers were able to cover many different routes at many different sites in April.

Governor's Conference on Aging is May 22 & May 23

This year’s theme, Design. Engage. Implement, will be supported by four main topic areas in order to create continuity in conversation from the 2016 conference:

Culture Change in Long Term Services and Supports
Reimagining the way we view our future.

Safety and Financial Security: Older Adults in the New Virginia Economy
Realizing increased financial security and freedom from abuse and neglect.

Livable Communities: Overcoming Barriers and Sharing Strategies
Redesigning our infrastructure and community based services to support aging in place.

Community Engagement: Supporting and Leveraging the Work of Citizen Advocates
Collaborations developed among public and private service providers, local government and individual/group citizen advocates, increasing the ability of all citizens to advocate for the future they desire.

Let's do Lunch Volunteers Needed!
Monday, June 12th   10am-12pm Box Folding in the LOA boardroom.  Volunteers are tasked with folding the donated flat boxes from PCA for delivery and curbside pick-up customers.  

Thursday, June 15th Food Assembly at Canteen (1231 Rockland Ave):  Four shifts: 8am-10am, 10am-12p, 12:30pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm (We require about 22 volunteers per shift) Volunteers are tasked with assembling the already prepared food onto plates in an assembly line format.  A few volunteers might be utilized to slice tomatoes or do other minor food prep tasks.
Friday, June 16th 10:00am – 1pm  Delivery volunteers are needed to transport boxed lunches to local businesses and organizations that order 5 or more meals.  Shifts will vary depending on routes and time that meals were requested for delivery.  We could use several volunteers with Large vehicles for some of the big orders.  
10:30am-2pm  We will need a few volunteers at Eat-in to help assist customers to their seats, clear tables, pass out surveys, etc.  We will also need a few to work outside on traffic and/or handicap assistance.
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Local Office on Aging, Inc.
PO Box 14205
706 Campbell Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24038

Roanoke ................... 540-345-0451
Alleghany Highlands 540-962-0465
Botetourt Co. ........... 540-966-1094
Craig County ............ 540-864-6031