We Help Seniors
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 almost half 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.
We are a private, nonprofit organization, and we serve 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. For a list of funding sources, click here for the current annual report.
Mission: To provide seniors and their caregivers with access to programs and services so they may live their lives with choice and dignity in their communities
Vision: We envision a community that empowers, respects, and values seniors and their caregivers.
Values: Act with courage, Create trust, Exhibit respect, Deliver results
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.