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Our Mission

We help seniors to live with choice and dignity in their communities.

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Our Vision

South Hampton Roads will become a livable community for all ages.

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Our Goal

To develop and provide comprehensive, coordinated programs that assist seniors, their families and caregivers.

Senior Services

We Help Seniors

Entering our 42nd year, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional organization in South Hampton Roads that supports and enriches the lives of seniors and their families through advocacy, education, information and comprehensive services. For one-third of a century, we’ve changed the lives of tens of thousands of the region’s seniors for the better. We’ve served over two million meals, contributed more than six million hours of senior volunteer services, driven seniors over 11 million miles and helped thousands of seniors live in their homes independently as an alternative to nursing home care.

 

Senior Services advocates for seniors each and every day.

That means, you will hear about us in the news, informing seniors of issues that affect their lives. Through community partnerships with businesses, health care providers and other agencies, you will find us finding new ways to improve seniors’ lives. You will see our staff, advisory council members and board members playing key roles in statewide and regional coalitions and commissions on aging. And you will discover us hard at work addressing issues on aging to put before the Virginia General Assembly.

Mission: We help seniors to live with choice and dignity in their communities.

Vision: South Hampton Roads will become a livable community for all ages.

Goal: To develop and provide comprehensive, coordinated programs that assist seniors, their families and caregivers.

 

Who We Are

A private, nonprofit organization, Senior Services provides services for older residents in Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. Senior Services receives funding from federal, state, municipal and private sources.

Our organization dates to 1968 when the Senior Citizens Service Center incorporated as a 501(c) (3) organization to serve the needs of seniors and their families and caregivers in South Hampton Roads. In 1972, the name changed to the Southeastern Virginia Areawide Model Program, or SEVAMP, and was designated as the Area Agency on Aging in 1973. Our name changed once again, in 1997, to Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. For a list of funding sources, click here for the current annual report.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who does Senior Services serve?
    We provide services for all seniors, age 60 and over, anyone age 18 or older living with a disability, and offer support for caregivers who reside in the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, as well as Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. For services available to those that do not live in the cities listed, please visit the national Eldercare Locator at www.eldercare.gov. This service will connect you to Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States – including the one closest to you or your loved one.

  2. Do you have to be a senior to call?
    No, we are also here to assist and support those individuals who work with seniors– including caregivers and family members who are calling in concern for their parents or relatives.

  3. I’m over 60; my spouse is not. Can she get the same services I can?
    We can help you find services for others in your family.

  4. Is there a limit to the number of services I can use?
    No, you can use as many of our services as you need. In the case that you or a loved one are in need of a service that Senior Services doesn’t directly offer, we will assist you by making a referral to a reputable organization in the community that can meet your specific need.

  5. I’m a private person. Do you share information with social agencies?
    Everything we do is confidential. We only share information with your written permission.

  6. Does Senior Services charge for its services?
    Many of our services are free. We charge for others on a sliding scale, based on your income. You may volunteer to make a donation to help cover the cost of the service. Please call one of our Resource Specialists at 757-461-9481 so that we can discuss your personal situation.


HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Call Senior Services at (757) 461-9481 to talk to one of our resource specialists. He or she will find out more about your needs, identify the best provision of services for your needs, and then connect you to the appropriate Senior Services departments or partner agencies.

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SSSEVA is a United Way PartnerChoose to help seniors in the Hampton Roads community when you give to the United Way at work. Write in Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia on your United Way “Combined Charities Campaign” form; #5065 on your “Commonwealth of Virginia” campaign form; or #47980 on your “Combined Federal Campaign” form.