Senior services could not be provided in West Virginia without the work of county aging providers throughout the state. A senior center is located in each county, and most counties have satellite centers as well. Although originally created to administer Older Americans Act programs, the role of the centers has expanded through the years to encompass Medicaid programs, state-supported programs, and local initiatives. LIFE (Legislative Initiative for the Elderly), a state-funded program, is part of the senior center array of services. Services vary by county but are modeled after those provided by the Older Americans Act.
The West Virginia Directors of Senior & Community Services is the recipient of the 2010 National Institute of Senior Centers State Association Award. See press release.