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 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 News

More news from DARS

No Wrong Door celebrates 100th partner

No Wrong Door logoGov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Mark R. Warner today announced that Bon Secours Virginia Health System was the 100th partner to join No Wrong Door, a public-private effort which helps Virginians gain streamlined access to needed services through a virtual network of resources connecting people, providers and communities. Learn more about the network and its partners.

Join us in Roanoke for the Governor’s Conference on Aging

VGCA The Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging will be held May 22-23 in Roanoke. Registration information, conference program schedules and hotel details are online at Be sure to join the mailing list to receive updates.

DARS' Holmes discusses wellness program for Virginia offenders with chronic ailments

April HolmesIn a recent webinar held by the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging, DARS’ April Holmes gave an overview on the agency’s wellness program that helps offenders at Virginia correctional centers learn to manage their chronic diseases and improve their well-being. The Washington Post describes the program’s influence on participants in Prince William County.

DRS fabrication shop staff design devices to overcome barriers

Fabrication shopDiscover the creative process employees of DARS' Richmond fabrication shop use to design assistive technology devices aimed at helping DARS consumers overcome barriers at home or in the workplace, and how the inventions can provide users greater independence and open up employment opportunities. Watch our YouTube video.