The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

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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 of 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 News

More news from DARS
Get ready for Medicare’s open enrollment

Medicare beneficiaries preparing for open enrollment next month may want to consider their current health needs and the many preventive services covered by Medicare. The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program state director has these tips for older Virginians looking to prepare for the enrollment period, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.

DARS names new director for Virginia’s Division for the Aging

Marcia DuBois will lead Virginia’s Division for the Aging and its programs as its new director, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services Commissioner Jim Rothrock announced. As VDA director, DuBois will oversee efforts and programs that foster the independence and well-being of older Virginians and their caregivers, support the Commonwealth’s network of 25 Area Agencies on Aging, and guide Virginia in preparing for an aging population.