Governor Tomblin Extends State of Emergency for Five Counties Affected by the June Flooding
Clay, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas and Webster counties to remain under State of Emergency until October 21. For more information, see the Governor's press release issued September 21.
September is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM, now in its tenth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Visit ReadyWV.gov and Ready.gov for more information and tips on being prepared.
Welcome to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services’ Website
The information we offer is tailored to those who are seeking to locate programs and services for themselves or their loved ones and also for professionals who may be looking for up-to-date information relating to the field of aging.
We hope that you find our website easy to navigate and useful. If you have any trouble locating what you are looking for, please let us know — one of our experienced staff is just a phone call or e-mail away.
We are very proud of the senior programs and services that are offered throughout the state of West Virginia — from transportation to meals to exercise classes to in-home services. Our site areas (Getting Answers, Staying Healthy, Help At Home, Staying Safe, Special Events and Document Center) are designed to help you find these programs and services quickly and easily.
As our nation's aging population grows, about 27,000 West Virginia Baby Boomers will turn 60 every year. The Bureau of Senior Services will continue to focus on the changing needs of older West Virginians and to lead the way with programs that promote health, dignity and independence.
The August episode of "The Road Ahead" is available on the Library Commission's website
The Bureau of Senior Services is pleased to announce the debut of "The Road Ahead," a monthly television series aimed at keeping seniors around the state informed on a variety of topics of interest. From supporting active lifestyles to locating important resources, the program will provide you with the information you need to enjoy the road ahead. This month's topic is "Affordable Care Act." Commissioner Roswall's guest is Jeremy Smith, Marketplace Navigator for Health, WV NaviCare. "The Road Ahead" is produced by the West Virginia Library Commission.
Silver Alert utilizes broadcast media to notify the general public and law enforcement when an adult with cognitive impairment (memory, thinking and reasoning problems) is missing. Find more information by following this link.
Golden Mountaineer Card
West Virginia citizens who are least 60 years of age are eligible for the Golden Mountaineer Card at no cost. Please visit the Golden Mountaineer Card website to apply for your card.
Businesses interested in enrolling in the program can sign up through the Golden Mountaineer Card website. There you will find Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses and the Business Enrollment Form that can be completed online.
The In-Home Care Worker Registry is provided to assist individuals with locating qualified in-home care workers. The Registry also provides a website for individuals and service provider agencies to list their services, qualifications and availability to provide in-home care. This is part of an ongoing effort to assure that individuals providing in-home care services have been properly trained and are suitable to provide services to West Virginians in their homes.
Business at the Speed of Life
Business at the Speed of Life promotes economic development in the State of West Virginia. You can also read success stories of people who have built their businesses in the State of West Virginia. (Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.)