SAAA’s Our Place Centers in Warren, Clarke and Shenandoah
bring moments of joy to those who have Alzheimer’s as they
reminisce, enjoy activities, play games and spend time with others.

Welcome to SAAA!

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) is a non profit organization that provides high quality services and opportunities that enhance the dignity and independence of seniors and promote their contributions to the community.

Agency services are designed to assist older persons who wish to stay in their own homes, to provide information for seniors and their families, to protect individuals living in long term care residences, and to facilitate staying active and provide community service.

Join SAAA in one or more of the many activities this month.

Click on the links for Services and the Active Living Center (ALC) in your county to view the special activities and menu at each ALC. Check out Upcoming Events on the right for meetings including Board and Advisory Council.

Also, be sure you scroll down to look at Top News and More SAAA News.

SAAA’s seven Active Living Centers crowned Kings and Queens and celebrated the love and caring that abounds at the Centers with a Valentine’s Party at Clarke County Parks and Recreation Building. Special thanks to Parks Director Lisa Cooke and her staff, to Bonnie Dodson and the ALC staff, and to Phil and Connie for their musical entertainment.

- Page County ALC Queen Debi Spinner & King Walt Gordon
- Fort Valley ALC Queen Virginia Henderson & King Richard Gochenour
- Shenandoah County ALC Queen Lois Painter & King Wayne Jones
- Warren County ALC Queen Mary Crabbe & King Irv Crabbe
- Frederick County ALC Queen Linda Clifford & King John Clifford
- Winchester ALC Queen Kay Miller & King Roger Wallace
- Clarke County ALC Queen Jean Bowman & King Ronnie Keenan

  • Special thanks to a talented high school student who made lots of beautiful hand crafted Valentine cards for SAAA’s Meals on Wheels Recipients.

    Sue Vantine, Director of Community Relations for FirstLight Home Care brought 52 gift bags for Valentine’s Day to deliver to SAAA Meals on Wheels recipients. Thanks to everyone at FirstLight and in the community for their generosity!

  • Queens and Kings

    Students from Professor Scott King’s Adult Years Psychology Class are once again selling Apple Blossom t-shirts to benefit SAAA. The shirts pictured above s are $10 each and should be ordered by emailing with number and size. Deadline for Orders – March 31st

  • SAAA Receives Support from Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital

    For some patients of the East Rockingham Health Center (ERHC), visits to their provider after a recent hospitalization will soon become a lot easier. SAAA has been awarded a grant of $12,000 by the Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) Foundation to provide transportation to patients identified by staff of ERHC as having chronic conditions along with significant barriers accessing transportation.
    Particularly for persons who are discharged from the hospital, follow up appointments with their Primary Healthcare Provider are essential. Monitoring the patient’s condition, adjusting medications and answering questions about what to expect over the course of the patient’s recovery are important in preventing a return to the hospital.

    In January 2015 WellTran, the transportation arm of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, will begin providing portal to portal transportation for identified patients who live in lower Page County and in the Elkton area of Rockingham County.

    As SAAA moves closer to implementation, specific dates, information about the area served by the grant and how older/disabled adults can access the service will be posted right here on our Website.

    SAAA is very grateful for support from RMH to help us address one of the key problems for older adults with chronic conditions.

  • Pictured L to R, SAAA Executive Director of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) Cathie Galvin accepted a corporate donation from DaVita for aging support services. The check was presented by Ruth Golden, RN, Facility Administrator, and Debi Barnett, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, on behalf of all the employees at the Front Royal Dialysis Center.

  • Ways to Give

    You can make a difference right now with your on-line donation.

    Please designate your donation in the Comments section on the second screen when you make an online donation. Examples: Memorial for ___, Emergency Fund (Fuel, etc.). If nothing is noted there, your gift will be used where most needed.


    SAAA is honored to be a participant in the following combined campaigns:
    - Combined Federal Campaign # 33595
    - Combined Virginia Campaign # 6105

  • Shop and Support SAAA

    Click this link to shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will give a donation of .5% of your purchase to SAAA.

    Thanks for shopping and supporting at the same time!

  • Insurance Counseling

    Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D just ended on December 7th, but VICAP’s certified Insurance Counselors are available to help all year long. Call 540 635-7141 ext. 1015 to ask a question or schedule a consultation by phone or in-person.

    Remember too, VICAP staff are also available to do presentations for church and community meetings on Medicare coverage and benefits.

    Click here to check out the VICAP page for additional information.

  • Contact Details

    Phone: (540) 635-7141
    Fax: (540) 636-7810
    Email: info@

    Location: Front Royal VA 22630

  • Upcoming Events

    March 15: Woodstock Arby's Benefit from noon to 4 p.m. Stop by and treat yourself to lunch or a snack. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to SAAA.
    March 27: SAAA Board Meeting, 10:00
    March 30: Winchester Chipotle (from 5-9, tell the cashier you’re supporting the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging and they’ll donate 50% of the proceeds). Shenandoah University Students organized this benefit!

  • 2015 AARP Tax Aide Sites

    Tax Aide Sites Open the First Week of February

    FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630-2706
    Contact Telephone: (540) 358-1040
    Handicap Accessible: Yes
    Site Schedule:
    Mon 9:00AM-1:00PM
    Wed 9:00AM-1:00PM
    Comments: We are limited to the first 25-30 returns. We close early if necessary.
    Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome

    EDINBURG, VA 22824-9142
    Contact Telephone: (540) 984-8200
    Handicap Accessible: Yes
    Site Schedule:
    Thu 9:00AM-3:30PM
    Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome

    100 ZERKEL ST
    LURAY, VA 22835-1915
    Contact Telephone: (543) 743-6867
    Handicap Accessible: Yes
    Site Schedule:
    Mon 9:30AM-3:00PM
    Tue 9:30AM-3:00PM
    Thu 12:00PM-5:30PM
    Comments: NOT open on Saturday this season. Come early in the day, especially in February! We expect to be very busy!
    Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome

    WINCHESTER, VA 22601-5575
    Contact Telephone: (540) 662-0039
    Handicap Accessible: Yes
    Site Schedule:
    Mon 9:00AM-3:00PM
    Tue 9:00AM-3:00PM
    Thu 9:00AM-3:00PM
    Fri 9:00AM-12:30PM
    Comments: Will also work the following Saturdays from 9:30 until 1:30. 2/9, 3/9 and 3/23.
    Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome

  • Scam Alert

    A man who is claiming to be a Clarke County Deputy is scamming local residents out of money.

    The Winchester Police Department has received two reports of a male calling local residents and claiming to be “Michael or Mike Crawford” from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. He tells the victim that she missed federal jury duty and that if she loads money on a prepaid card he can get rid of the warrant for her arrest.

    The first victim, a 44-year-old from Winchester, loaded $100 onto a card and gave the suspect the card information over the phone. The second victim, a 57-year-old from Bluemont, loaded $489 onto the card and gave the suspect the numbers on the card.

    There are hundreds of scams circulating that involve requests for money to be wired or loaded onto a prepaid card. Winchester Police remind residents to be suspicious of any request for you to wire money or load money onto a prepaid card. You should never wire or send money to someone you don’t know. If someone calls you and claims to be a local law enforcement officer, hang up and call the agency directly.

    - Alert Received from Lauren Cummings who is the Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist with the Winchester Police Department.

  • Shenandoah University "Adult Years" Psychology Class & Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging: Spring 2014 "Adult Years and the Aging Process" class album, detailing our collaboration with the Winchester Active Living Center of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Narrated by Avicii.