WV Bureau of Senior Services

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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.  

Mission Statement

To be West Virginia’s premier advocate for the provision of in-home and community-based services for the state’s seniors and others served by our programs. To be a faithful steward of the federal and state monies entrusted to our care for the provision of services throughout West Virginia. 

 


Contacting Our Office

To continue to serve our constituents and do our part to help promote social distancing related to COVID-19, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is currently conducting all business by phone, fax, or email. Please use the following contact information:

           Office Phone: 304-558-3317
           Fax: 304-558-5609
           E-mail: SeniorServices@wv.gov

WV SHIP Medicare Counselors can be reached at 877-987-4463 or at the Bureau office number above.


Governor Jim Justice Announces the Reopening of West Virginia Senior Centers 

On May 20, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced the West Virginia Senior Centers will be opening soon. Opening guidance, including CDC Guidance, has been provided by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services to assist with the reopening. All Senior Centers may not be opening up at the same time. Congregate Nutrition Services will likely be the first service to reopen with other services to follow. "I want to thank the Senior Center Staff and the County Executive Directors for the hard work and their continued dedication to their Seniors."

    WV Bureau of Senior Services COVID-19 Resource Guide for Senior Centers 


Senate Resolution 33  

The West Virginia State Senate has adopted Senate Resolution 33 recognizing the hard work of our county aging providers during the COVID-19 pandemic on behalf of our seniors. The Bureau also thanks the providers for all their efforts.


"The Road Ahead"    

"The Road Ahead" is 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. "The Road Ahead" is produced by the West Virginia Library Commission.    


Golden Mountaineer Card

West Virginia citizens who are at 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. 


West Virginia State Government Employment Opportunities

Visit the WV Division of Personnel website if you are interested in employment opportunities with the State of West Virginia.


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Website Contact

If you have questions or comments regarding the Bureau's website, please contact the site's webmaster.

 

Updated 9/21/21