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 Honors Volunteer Jennifer Patton

    On Friday, November 13 SAAA honored Jennifer Patton as a Distinguished Volunteer during the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. Three years ago, Jenn offered to hold a Bowlathon to raise money for aging support services. This summer she organized her third Bowlathon and raised more money than the first two together. We at SAAA are grateful for her enthusiasm, commitment and support! Her husband Michael Patton was her guest at the luncheon. Barry Lee of WINC was the emcee.

Our Place – Clarke Has Moved

Recently, SAAA staff moved Our Place – Clarke from Grace Episcopal Church to its new home at Crums United Methodist Church. Staff moving everything were: Jimmy Roberts, Bobby Jett, Bob Haas, Charity Michael and Jennifer O’Ferrell. Pictures above show some of the moving process and then Our Place participants in their new meeting room. Many thanks to Grace Episcopal Church for their past support and to Crums United Methodist Church for their warm welcoming spirit. Our Place is a group social model respite center open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-3. For information on fees and eligibility, contact Charity Michael at 540 551-5696. There’s still room at the table for your loved one!

  • Camp Fantastic, SAAA & One Accessible Van!

    SAAA's Intergenerational collaborations are always special and none more so than with Special Love's Camp Fantastic.

    Below are excerpts from Dave Smith's thank you letter as Director of Camp Fantastic to Bob Haas, SAAA's Director of Transportation - a thank you for the use of an accessible van for their special campers. SAAA has been providing an accessible vehicle quietly for years, but we couldn't resist sharing the smiling faces. We, at SAAA, feel good about playing a small role in their special week.

    "The dust has finally settled on not only our wonderful week at The University of Camp Fantastic but also on "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month," which immediately followed it. We couldn't have been more thrilled with the results of both, but especially our week-long camp adventure.

    It truly takes a village (or, in this case, a university) to make Camp Fantastic so successful, and that includes your donating the use of your (SAAA) handicap van. This was one of the most acute groups of kids we've ever had and yet the week went exceedingly smoothly, thanks in large part to the availability of the van for our mobility-challenged kids.

    Our campers and volunteers and their families have been busy posting to our Facebook page.

    I hope you get a chance to see some of what was shared, including this year's camper-inspired music video . You had a lot to do with the smiles and love on display there."

  • SAAA Receives Support from SouthernCare Hospice Services

    At the second Senior Choices Event sponsored by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and Community Agencies, Helen Huffman, SAAA Active Living Center Director for the Shenandoah County Center, accepts a generous check from SouthernCare Hospice Services.

  • Visit from the Sheriff

    Page County Sheriff John Thomas recently visited the Page County Active Living Center to share stories of local scams and discuss laws.

  • Healthy Visits

    Magda Bullock, Clinical Dietitian for Valley Health, regularly visits the Shenandoah County Active Living Center to demonstrate something healthy and delicious!

  • Thanks to our Bowlathon Sponsors

    Posted by Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • Ways to Give

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

    On the second screen when you review, Look in the box labeled Purpose, right under Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, you’ll see the word Designation. When you click on Designation, a box will open and you can type in what the donation or payment is to be used for. Example: Payment for Boots & BBQ Boot Strap Sponsorship or Donation for Our Place – Clarke.

    On the second screen when you review, Look in the box labeled Purpose, right under Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, you’ll see the word Designation. When you click on Designation, a box will open and you can type in what the donation or payment is to be used for. Example: Payment for Boots & BBQ Boot Strap Sponsorship or Donation for Our Place – Clarke.


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

  • Fraud Alert

    During Medicare Part D Open Enrollment (Oct. 15- Dec. 7) know what to look for and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud.

    Look out for the following schemes to steal your identity and your money:

    1. A person claiming to be from Medicare or your health plan says they want to send you a new ID card and needs your Social Security number for confirmation.

    2. Someone calls about a refund from last year’s premiums or your drug plan costs. To get the refund they need your Medicare or Social Security number.

    3. A person tries to get you to sign up for a plan that you don’t need, isn’t right for you, or doesn’t even exist – just to collect money from you.

  • 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 Prescription Coverage opens on October 15th and ends on December 7th. Use this time wisely to review your current Part D policy. Look for changes in medications covered, premium prices, changes to cost-sharing, deductibles, preferred pharmacies and medication restrictions. And, finally do a comparison of available plans. There may be a different plan this time that will save you money or provide better coverage. If you find this process confusing, SAAA has 5 certified VICAP (Medicare Insurance ) counselors who will work with you one-on-one to find the best plan. There is no charge for this service but donations are important in helping SAAA provide this service.

    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

    October 15- December 7: Medicare Part D Open Enrollment. Help available at SAAA. Call 540 635-7141 ext. 1015 to schedule an appointment.
    November 19: Medicare Café- One-on-One Medicare Part D Counseling at the VFW in Berryville. Appointments must be pre-scheduled by calling 540 551-5615.
    Wednesday, January 13: SAAA Speaker at Warren Rotary
    Wednesday, January 20: SAAA Advisory Council Meeting 1:30 PM
    Friday, January 22: SAAA Board Meeting 10 AM

  • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

    Through SAAA, speakers are available on the fascinating and important topic of Preventing Medicare Fraud & Abuse. As a subgrantee of the Virginia SMP program, SAAA recruits volunteers to help educate local beneficiaries and prevent health care fraud in our communities. The SMP State Office trains volunteers to help or provide group education and community outreach and information about detecting and reporting suspected fraud.

    Click here to visit the Virginia Medicare Senior Patrol website.

    Contact SAAA’s Insurance Specialist Marty Schiller at 540 551-5615 for information on scheduling a free speaker for an upcoming church or club meeting or for more information about becoming a Volunteer Community Representative for SMP in the counties of Page, Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick Clarke or the city of Winchester.

  • 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.

  • Scott King, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and the students in his adult years and the Aging Process completed a project on Debunking Aging Myths with SAAA’s Winchester Active Living Center participants. Here is the story of their experience in video.