History

SAAA was incorporated in July of 1975, and is the only comprehensive regional provider of support services that enable older persons to continue living in their own homes.  As our older population increases, our services will be even more critical in controlling long term care costs and providing in-home care for our elderly friends and neighbors.

Throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) offers a variety of high-quality services that provide in-home support, delaying or preventing a move to more costly long-term care facilities. The service area includes the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, Warren, and the city of Winchester.

SAAA enhances the dignity and independence of older persons, facilitating staying active and continuing community service.  Services also support care partners of older adults, often enabling spouses and family to continue in the workforce.

SAAA receives federal, state, and local jurisdictional funding, but the needs of older residents and their caregivers continue to exceed these resources.  Individual, corporate and faith-based community support are critical to help SAAA meet the diverse needs in our community.