The Local Office on Aging is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

“We are dedicated to our mission of helping older persons remain independent for as long as possible.”

To effectively carry out this mission, we administer over 25 community services that provide nutrition, education, advocacy and socialization.

We strive to do the following:

  • Enhance the quality of life in the home
  • Help individuals stay in their homes and avoid early institutionalization
  • Provide support to caregivers of the elderly
  • Advocate for quality services, medical care, and housing for the elderly.

LOA is funded by federal, state, and local governments, corporate and private foundations, United Way, Foundation for Roanoke Valley, donations and fund raising.

Our agency serves the Fifth Planning District in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke Counties and the cities of Covington, Roanoke and Salem.

Service Areas

The LOA serves persons 60 and older and their families in the Fifth Planning District of Virginia, including:

  • Alleghany County,
  • Botetourt County
  • Craig County
  • Roanoke County
  • Covington
  • Roanoke City
  • Salem

If you live in the Commonwealth of Virginia and want to find out what area agency on aging serves your area, please visit the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services website. Or you can also find details about services for seniors in Virginia at

If you live outside of Virginia call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 to be linked with a service.