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 NewsMore news from DARS
Gov. McAuliffe calls on the public to observe May as Older Virginians Month and Adult Abuse Prevention Month. There are approximately 1.6 million adults in the Commonwealth over age 60 and Gov. McAuliffe urges you to join community efforts to improve the safety and well-being of older and vulnerable adults.
Gov. McAuliffe visited Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center to recognize the first graduates of an innovative job training program developed in collaboration with CVS Health. Learn more about the partnership and the training program and see photos from the Governor’s visit on the DARS Facebook page at www.facebook/com/vadars.
Learn how DARS collaborated with Virginia Commonwealth University to assist a laboratory scientist who suffered a stroke return to work using assistive technology DARS created to help him in his job. Check out the video on our YouTube channel.