Welcome to DARS
Supporting Virginians’ efforts to secure independence and employment
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.
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Do you have a kit of supplies on hand in the event of severe weather? The Virginia Department for Emergency Management has tips on what items you should have on hand for those with special needs at http://bit.ly/11TKGaB or for older adults at http://bit.ly/10U7FmO. Be prepared for emergencies and be safe.
A nearly $1 million federal grant to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services will launch a pilot project to establish a coordinated care system for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Read more about the project to develop a statewide model for dementia treatment from diagnosis through follow-on care.
Check out the new informational video on the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, provided by the WWRC Foundation. The video shares personal stories of how the center helps individuals with disabilities go to work or receive comprehensive vocational and medical services. Visit www.wwrc.virginia.gov to learn more about the center’s services.