Welcome to the website of the Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA). For almost 40 years, VCoA has worked to protect and improve the quality of life of older Virginians, so that they might remain interdependent and contributing members of their communities. Partnerships with others have made our initiatives possible. To see how we can work together, please contact us.
Don't miss the most recent issue of our award-winning newsletter, Age in Action.
Oct 10, 2017
This issue features a case study on the evidence-based programs of Chronic Disease Self Management Education, currently used by millions of individuals. There are also editorials on the link between abuse of animals and of persons,preventing falls and ensuring safety with mature drivers, brief summaries of projects completed with funding from our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program, an essay on the role of caregivers when someone with dementia is hospitalized, and a brief research summary on prolonged sitting.
Jul 20, 2017
This issue features a case study on creatively using the annual Medicare Wellness Visit as a means of both training health care providers about geriatrics and engaging older patients in self-care. There are also editorials on laughter and wellness and on several initiatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; an essay on the paradox of aging, brief articles on innovations in transportation, resources for dementia caregivers and websites on hearing health care.
Apr 11, 2017
This issue features a case study on standardized patients (actors) to train health profession students about older adults. There are also editorials on oral health and aging and on several initiatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services as well as photos from our 31st annual Legislative Breakfast, articles on students as teachers at the Richmond Health and Wellness Program for low-income elders and the FAMILIES caregivers program.