• 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.
  • September is National Senior Center Month. SAAA’s Active Living Centers (Senior Centers) encourage everyone to be active. Above are photos from SAAA’s 2014 Senior Olympics hosted by Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department since the early 1990’s. Thanks also to Helen Zebarth and her Shenandoah University students for setting up and running the games.

    Click here to read the media release with all the winners listed.

    Be sure to view more pictures and video in the Active Living Section of this website.

  • Fun with Pumpkins!

    Participants at the Page County Active Living Center let their creativity shine as they decorated pumpkins donated by Page County Grown. The Centers are a great place to enjoy a noon meal and have a good time.
  • Fall Fundraiser

    Our Golden Leather Sponsor—The Bank of Clarke County

    Our Silver Spur Sponsors:
    Virginia Healthcare Services
    First Light Home Care
    Gerald & Bonnie Dodson

    Our Pull Strap Sponsors:
    Chuck & Suanne Gersdorf
    Carson & Roberta Lauder
    Lauders Restaurant, Inc.

    Special thanks to The Village at Orchard Ridge for providing delicious desserts to add to the evening’s meal!

    SAAA’s Fall Fundraiser- the Fourth Boots & BBQ Event will take place on Friday, November 7 from 5- 8 PM at the Clarke County Ruritan Building (Clarke County Fair Grounds in Berryville). Take-out Available although we’ll be having lots of fun there. Tickets are now available at your local Active Living Center and the SAAA Main Office.

    Dinner Served from 5 PM- 7 PM,
    Musical Entertainment 6:00 PM
    Boots Contest at 6:30 PM
    Silent Auction Opens for Bids at 5 PM
    and Closes at 7:15 PM

  • Seniors Debunk Myths About Old Age at Senior Olympics

    Dozens of seniors from across the northwestern region of Virginia put sayings like, "my grandmother can kick better than you," to rest at their annual Senior Olympics hosted by the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA).

    Click here to read coverage from WHAG.

  • Walkathon!

    The Eleventh Annual Generations Walkathon
    Benefiting the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging
    Saturday, September 13, 2014
    $29,408.75 Grand Total Raised

    Hosted by Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury
    300 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
    Sponsored by:
    Gold – Valley Health System/Page Memorial Hospital
    Silver – James N. Edwards (SAAA Board Member, Clarke County) and
    The Lord’s Chapel Church, Mount Jackson, Virginia
    Bronze – Home Instead Senior Care, Stoneburner & Carter Insurance Agency, Woodstock Clothes Closet and The Village at Orchard Ridge
    Trail Blazers – The Bank of Clarke, Bluedog Associates, Inc., Catherine C. Galvin (SAAA Executive Director), Holtzman Oil Corporation, Schenck Foods Company, The Shockey Companies and Virginia Healthcare Services
    Looking Forward to Next Year
    SAAA’s 12th Annual Generations Walkathon - September 12, 2015

  • American Woodmark Foundation Team Members presented SAAA Executive Director Cathie Galvin with a generous grant check for support services in Frederick, Clarke and the City of Winchester. Foundation Team Members from L-R are: Christy Foltz, Kevin Dunbar, SAAA Executive Director Cathie Galvin, Jeff Bycynski, Alicia Treworgy, Becky Sine and Jennifer Frye.

  • 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

  • Insurance Counseling

    It’s that special time of the year: October 15- December 7 when you have a chance to make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage for the following year. VICAP certified Insurance Counselors will help you compare your current coverage to what’s available for 2015. The savings among different prescription drug plans can vary widely.

    Whether you’ll save money, get better coverage, or just stay with the same plan, be informed by calling VICAP at (540) 635-7141 x 303 to make an appointment during Open Enrollment. Note: VICAP counseling for the Open Enrollment Period ends on Friday, December 5th.

  • Contact Details

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

    Location: Front Royal VA 22630

  • Upcoming Events

    - October 22: SAAA Advisory Council at 2:30 p.m.
    - October 23: Medicare Café opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at VFW Post 9760 in Berryville for Individual Counseling Appointments on comparing Part D plans or discussing Medicare Advantage options.
    - October 24: SAAA Board Meeting, 10 a.m.
    November 7: Boots & BBQ at the Clarke County Ruritan Building, 5-8 p.m.

  • Medicare Alert

    The Medicare Open Enrollment Period can bring out Illegal Behavior.
    Know Your Rights: Be aware that by law Insurance Agents selling Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans Cannot:
    - Visit you in your home or nursing home unless you invited them. You can ask the plan to send someone to your house, but they cannot just knock on your door uninvited or
    - Call you on the phone unless you specifically asked them to do so. (Cold calling is not allowed).

    Stand up for your rights. Report the agent by name and company to the Insurance Bureau at 1800 552-7945 or to your local VICAP Office at (540) 635-7141.

  • 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.