SeniorNavigator is a 501c3 not-for-profit, free public service for Virginians. To cover the expense of operating, SeniorNavigator relies on contributions from organizations in Virginia that have made a commitment to improving the lives of seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities in their community. Without the help of these organizations, SeniorNavigator could not provide its valuable service throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more about the sponsors and partners that support SeniorNavigator’s mission, click on the following links or scroll down the page.
|We extend immeasurable gratitude to our Founding Partners for their vision, direction and financial support during SeniorNavigator's development and throughout the decade.|
Community and Navigator Sponsors
|Special appreciation to the Commonwealth of Virginia for its valuable investment and spirit of collaboration - helping to sustain SeniorNavigator as a successful public/private partnership and model for the nation.|
The following organizations endorse SeniorNavigator as a valuable tool for Virginia's seniors and those who care about them.
Although it is no longer in operation, The AOL Time Warner Foundation sought to use the power of media, communications and information technology to serve the public interest and strengthen society. The Foundation built innovative and sustainable programs in four priority areas: Equipping Children for a Better Future; Extending Internet Benefits to All; Engaging Communities in the Arts; and Empowering Citizens and Civic Participation. SeniorNavigator is proud and thankful to have received seed funding from the AOL Time Warner Foundation.
Based in Roanoke, Carilion Clinic has evolved over the past 100 years into a nationally recognized regional health care network serving southwest Virginia. As we enter our second century of caring, we remain dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare and making it available to all who need it. Carilion is a leader in providing quality care for older adults, offering a broad network of facilities and services, including 10 hospitals; 75 outpatient sites (Winchester to Galax), rehabilitation, home health, hospice, nursing home care, and geriatric assessment. With over 9,000 employees, Carilion is the largest employer in the region, and serves approximately one million people. In addition to its comprehensive and integrated system of health care services, Carilion Clinic is committed to medical education and community betterment. Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit organization.
The CollisWarner Foundation seeks to identify, create and provide resources to innovative programs that focus on education and technology to better communities primarily in Virginia.
Community Memorial Healthcenter (CMH) in South Hill, Virginia provides comprehensive medical services to residents of Southside Virginia and Northern North Carolina. Opened in 1954, CMH is one of the region’s leading medical institutions with access to 75 physicians representing a variety of medical specialties. As a not-for-profit, 284-bed community owned hospital, we provide acute, long-term and behavioral health care with a personal commitment. Community Memorial Healthcenter is committed to excellence and to meeting the health care needs of the community.
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health care services including home care, nursing homes, mental health services, physician practices, wellness classes, freestanding emergency and urgent care centers. Inova’s comprehensive, integrated network of health care facilities and services now covers a broad geographical base throughout the metropolitan Washington area. The Inova Health System has 1,753 licensed beds in six hospitals, 377 skilled nursing facility beds, 3,867 affiliated physicians, and 16,000 employees. Inova Health System is keeping pace with the burgeoning growth of Northern Virginia.
The Thomas Foundation directs its support to organizations and programs primarily within a 100 mile radius of the City of Richmond. In its 29 year history, the Thomas Foundation has donated over $23 million to charitable health care organizations, both large and small. Through the leadership of its Trustees, the foundation has established or supported a variety of unique health programs.
The Virginia Health Care Foundation was created in 1992 by Virginia's General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care to increase access to primary care for Virginia's uninsured and medically underserved. The Foundation currently funds 55 community-based projects throughout Virginia and operates several programs of its own including The Pharmacy Connection and the Healthy Communities Loan Fund. SeniorNavigator started as one of the Foundation's initiatives.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is Virginia’s largest health care company, providing a wide range of health, wellness and health care financing programs and services to over 2 million members. As the largest Medicare Supplement insurer in the Commonwealth, their goal is to provide the best possible service for their customers. Anthem is working hard to make things easier—every step of the way. They help customers find coverage that’s right for them -- by providing straight answers, and guiding them through the application and enrollment process, so they can get back to more important things.
Anthem understands how important it is to provide a health care partnership that can be counted on—from answering questions to providing automatic claims filing, they’ll be here to help. Whether customers call the Richmond or Roanoke offices, they’ll get the answers they need, from a source they can trust. Anthem is proud that 99% of customers said they would choose them again for their Medicare Supplement protection —and they're proud to provide local, dependable service.
Anthem is also proud to be your neighbors, and we work closely with local doctors and hospitals every day… plus, our Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are recognized throughout the country and in many parts of the world. Local service with national recognition -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Anthem's service area is Virginia, excluding the city of Fairfax, the town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123.
SeniorNavigator is proud and grateful to be a grantee of the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation which supports funding of an expansion of the Aging Well sub-navigational area of SeniorNavigator and the Aging Well: Healthy Choices Solution Center.
Dominion Resources is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 28,100 megawatts of generation, about 6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,900 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. Dominion Resources also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 965 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in twelve states. Corporate headquarters are located in Richmond, Va.
Charitable giving and leadership of campaigns to benefit non-profit organizations are an integral part of Dominion Resources' social responsibility. Principally through the Dominion Foundation, the company contributes more than $20 million annually to charities in the states where it operates. Grants are made in several categories, supporting a variety of programs, such as foodbanks, homeless shelters, educational grants, cultural outreach programs in the performing arts, and land and habitat preservation.
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) focuses on improving the response to seniors and Virginians with disabilities who need some aid in maintaining their options for independence, safety and employment. The department’s Division for the Aging (VDA) fosters the dignity, independence, and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with families and communities. VDA helps people find the information and services they need to lead healthy and independent lives as they grow older.
The federal government has designated VDA as the entity to oversee all of the state programs that use funds provided by the federal Older Americans Act.
Twenty-five local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) have contracts with VDA to provide services to communities throughout Virginia. Other groups also contract with VDA to provide services.
If you have questions or need information, please visit our website at www.vda.virginia.gov, contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us toll free at 1-800-552-3402 (Nationwide Voice/TTY).Back to Top
AgingCare.com is the go-to destination for family caregivers, providing trusted information, practical answers to real-life questions, and ongoing support through every challenge. Our mission is to help families prepare for and navigate the care of an elderly loved one.Back to Top
The Genworth Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life in communities around the world. Funded by Genworth Financial, the Genworth Foundation makes direct investments in the community through charitable grants and matching gifts.
The Genworth Foundation focuses its giving on the following areas:
Owens & Minor, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Va., is one of the nation's largest distributors of national name-brand medical/surgical supplies. The company's distribution centers throughout the United States serve hospitals, integrated healthcare systems and group purchasing organizations. In addition to its diverse product offering, Owens & Minor is delivering the difference by helping customers control healthcare costs and improve inventory management through innovative services in supply chain management, logistics and technology. Founded in 1882, Owens & Minor started as a wholesale drug company. Since 1992, the company has distributed only medical/surgical supplies. Owens & Minor's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OMI.
The Richmond Memorial Health Foundation invests financial, intellectual and leadership resources through grant-making, strategic initiatives and partnerships with non-profit organizations, foundations, government, businesses and academic institutions to improve health and healthcare.
Verizon Communications, (NYSE:VZ), formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is one of the world's leading providers of high-growth communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with more than 125 million access line equivalents and 28 million wireless customers.
Verizon is also the world's largest provider of print and online directory information. A Fortune 10 company with more than 259,000 employees and $65 billion in 2000 revenues, Verizon's global presence extends to 44 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Brandywine Realty Trust, with headquarters in Newtown Square, PA and regional offices in King of Prussia, PA, Mt. Laurel, NJ and Richmond, VA, is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest full-service real estate companies, with 250 commercial and industrial properties containing more than 16.5 million rentable square feet. In addition, Brandywine manages 46 properties containing 3.6 million rentable square feet, and is a partner in nine operating joint ventures containing over 1.2 million rentable square feet.
Society of Certified Senior Advisors
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors educates and certifies professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. As the leading provider of certification for professionals serving seniors, SCSA’s Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® credential requires CSAs to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of seniors. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the CSA credential is the gold standard for professionals in all areas who work with the senior population. Through a comprehensive educational program, SCSA helps professionals understand the key health, social and financial issues that are important to the majority of seniors.
At SunTrust we believe that philanthropy is essential to building and sustaining our communities. Our mission to help people and institutions prosper demonstrates the importance of philanthropy to our business.
Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers practicing in offices located throughout the United States and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm’s heritage of extensive experience, exceptional responsiveness and an unwavering commitment to service has resulted in strong, long-standing relationships with clients across the globe. These clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry. Troutman Sanders lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Corporate, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. The firm has deep substantive and industry knowledge and takes a proactive approach to addressing legal and business challenges.
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We’re a full-service development company specializing in mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android. We also build custom web applications and dynamic websites. No concept is too complicated. We like challenges.
Bon Secours Health System is known as the leading healthcare system in providing compassionate and innovative care for the whole person. Founded on the religious and moral principles of the Sisters of Bon Secours in Paris in 1824, the mission of Bon Secours is to bring compassion to healthcare and to be good help to those in need.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System (BSV) is the fourth largest and only faith based health system in Virginia. It is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond and Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System which includes seven award-winning hospitals; St. Mary's Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, and St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond and DePaul Medical Center, Harbour View Health Center, Mary Immaculate Hospital and Maryview Medical Center in Hampton Roads.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System offers a full range of services including cardiac, women's, children's, orthopaedics, neurosciences, surgery and senior services. The system brings together a network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide quality health care services to thousands of Virginians.
Friendship is the place where seniors’ needs are met within a caring community that offers a full breadth and depth of services. Our evolution over the course of nearly 50 years has included the addition of new and innovative services, ultimately creating a world-class retirement community based on a rental mode.
Seniors are attracted to the community because they felt they could essentially age-in-place – that Friendship would be able to provide for all of their needs as they grew older created through innovative designs for new sustainable living accommodations. Residents are also reassured to learn about Friendship’s emphasis on privacy and comfort with exclusive accommodations in Friendship Health & Rehab, should they ever need a higher level of care.
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Valley Health is a nonprofit organization of healthcare providers serving the residents of the northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, West Virginia, and Western Maryland. Through its subsidiaries, Valley Health offers a full spectrum of services – in acute care, rehabilitation and extended care facilities, outpatient and community settings, and patient homes – to help the people of our region manage their health and enjoy a high quality of life. Valley Health has the resources to diagnose, treat and help patients manage virtually any medical problem they may encounter. The Valley Health “family” includes: Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA; Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, VA; War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, VA; Winchester Rehabilitation Center; Surgi-Center of Winchester; Valley Home Care; Valley Medical Treatment; and Valley Pharmacy and Infusion.
Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers is committed to helping people find the Power to Overcome setbacks from illness and injury. We are the premier provider of physical rehabilitation services in Central Virginia. Sheltering Arms specializes in the treatment of complex neurological and orthopedic conditions such as stroke, spinal-cord injury, brain injury, amputation or joint replacement. We provide a complete continuum of care throughout each patient’s rehabilitation experience at our two rehabilitation hospitals and ten outpatient clinics.
Sheltering Arms is also the home of the iWALK Recovery Center, and our staff have advanced clinical certifications and training in the use of the newest leading-edge technologies. As a non-profit organization, Sheltering Arms’ mission is to provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation of the highest caliber to our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. For over 100 years, Sheltering Arms has been a provider of healthcare services and a name that people trust. Sheltering Arms is committed to helping patients find the Power to Overcome!
AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. The organization also offers members a wide range of special benefits and services, including Modern Maturity and My Generation, and the monthly Bulletin.
The Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area is the region's primary support network and information resource for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. From the first signs of memory loss through diagnosis and throughout the disease's progression, the Chapter has programs and services to help diagnosed individuals, their families and caregivers living in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, D.C. Programs include a toll-free Helpline, ongoing support groups, community education and outreach, a Safe Return Program, advocacy efforts and more. For more information, call the Chapter toll-free at (866) 259-0042 or visit www.alz.org/nca/.
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Virginia Chapter serves all of Virginia, excluding Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County. With more than 1,000,000 Virginians with arthritis, including 5,700 children, the Arthritis Foundation is a valuable community resource.
Contact the Virginia Chapter at (800) 456-4687 to receive unbiased medical information, the latest news on alternative therapies, or to learn about programs and services in your community. The Chapter office is located in Richmond, with regional offices in Hampton Roads, southwest Virginia and northern Virginia.
For 35 years, Capital Hospice has been a nationally-recognized leader in hospice care, providing expert comfort, care and support to individuals and families facing loss and the end of life, regardless of the nature of their illness or the inability to pay for services. The community-based, community-minded, non-profit organization serves Northern Virginia, DC, Prince George’s County and suburban Maryland. Capital Hospice has served more than 30,000 patients, continues to care for more than 600 patients, their families and loved ones each day, and is dedicated to raising public expectations in end of life care.
The mission of Hospice of Central Virginia is to provide compassionate and comprehensive palliative care to persons with life limiting illnesses who reside within our 20 county regional area. Our focus is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to our patients within the context of their identified families in a manner that maximizes their comfort and autonomy while conserving resources. We believe in the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the family and the beauty of the human spirit.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
NARFE is the only political, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization protecting and preserving the earned retirement benefits of all federal civilians. Since 1921, NARFE has been a vital resource to the federal community by informing, educating, and guiding its members to answers needed on issues affecting retirement benefits such as COLA updates, premium conversion, and other legislative issues. The 55 chapters of The Virginia Federation of Chapters (VFC) serve as advocates for the grassroots issues affecting senior citizens, in general, as well as its NARFE members who are current, former and retired federal employees--spouses and survivor annuitants.
The Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) 3 association of Virginia's twenty-five Area Agencies on Aging, covering the entire state of Virginia, each serving a designated planning service area. V4A advocates for the needs and concerns of older Virginians, serves as a liaison between national and state organizations, and provides opportunities for the development of creative ideas, resources and discussion of potential solutions to problems faced by older Virginians. Additionally, V4A utilizes federal, state, local and private resources to operate the statewide programs of the Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (serving older Virginians receiving long-term care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or community based services) and Senior Medicare Patrol (combating Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse) through the Area Agencies on Aging network.
The Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice(VAHC) was founded in 1983 by members who encourage the development and delivery of high quality, fairly-priced home care services throughout Virginia. In meeting this goal, the association membership seeks to establish and maintain the highest possible level of public confidence.
The Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, VANHA, is a statewide organization of not-for-profit retirement housing facilities, adult care residences, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. Facilities are sponsored by a variety of religious, fraternal, public and private organizations dedicated to providing quality care and services to the elderly. VANHA was founded in 1973 by nursing home administrators who believed that non-profit homes were unique in their needs and resources and required their own organization. VANHA is proud to have served the State of Virginia elderly for 25 years. Since it's beginning, over 100 facilities, representing over 15,000 residents, administrators, staff and boards, and over 100 affiliate members have joined VANHA. VANHA has a central office with a full-time president and support staff in Richmond.
The Virginia Association For Hospices & Palliative Care (VAHPC) is a private, nonprofit organization of Virginia hospices that serves as a vital link among hospice programs, health professionals and the public. VAHPC works to assure the availability of hospice to the people of Virginia while promoting the highest standards of end of life care.
VAHPC provides information, training, and technical assistance to Virginia's hospice providers. And, VAHPC provides forums for the exchange of ideas among hospice professionals in the rapidly changing field of end of life care. VAHPC also serves as an advocate to assure the availability of quality care of the terminally ill.
Through these programs and services, VAHPC helps Virginia hospices to insure quality end of life care in Virginia.
The Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA) was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1978 and located at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond to serve as a resource and stimulus for aging-related issues.
The VCoA’s research and education emphases include: self-sufficiency and community-based supports in aging; lifelong learning; multidisciplinary healthcare; and disabilities in aging.
In 1982, the General Assembly authorized VCoA to administer the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Award Fund to stimulate research in Virginia on the causes, consequences and treatment of dementia.
The VCoA has trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals through workshops, seminars, conferences, and publications, and partners with governmental and community organizations and individuals to advance interdisciplinary studies and research.
The Virginia Geriatric Education Center (VGEC) is located on the medical campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The VGEC provides comprehensive educational services and materials to professionals involved in the health care of older adults. Professions include dentistry, gerontology, health administration, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychiatry, psychology, physical therapy, rehabilitation counseling, social work, patient counseling, radiation sciences and other professions involved in assessment and treatment of the aged. The VGEC also offers specialty training and resources in areas such as alcohol and drug abuse, medication management, developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Validation Therapy, prevention of pressure ulcers and rural and minority issues relating to older people.
Virginia Health Care Association's mission is to promote the delivery of quality extended health care services through leadership, information, education, collective action and collaborative efforts with other providers and citizen groups so that quality health care services along a continuum of care are available to all citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC) creates partnerships, develops methods and stimulates changes for quality improvements that result in healthier communities.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is an alliance of hospitals and health delivery systems that develops and advocates health care policy for the Commonwealth.
Established in 1977, the Center for Gerontology serves as the organizational unit and focal point for aging-related activities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. It operates under the auspice of a director, associate director, extension specialist, and more than 50 faculty affiliates representing 7 colleges and 25 departments/units across campus. The Center’s primary mission is to foster and facilitate multidisciplinary research that enhances the quality of life of older adults. In support of this mission, the Center focuses primarily on three streams of coordinated research: Family Gerontology, Health and Aging, and Elder Rights. The Center frequently collaborates with other institutions of higher education, state governmental agencies, hospitals, and community services as it strives to advance its research mission. The Center is the administrative unit for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program (PBCP) entitled, "Administration of Community-Based Services for Older Adults." The Graduate Certificate Program is a university-approved program of graduate study and one of the first programs awarded the Program of Merit distinction by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The graduate certificate is awarded only in conjunction with a master's or doctoral degree. In addition, the Center sponsors Sigma Phi Omega, the national honor society for students and professionals in gerontology. The Center also serves as a resource for academic departments across the university and for community agencies and organizations that concern themselves with research or services to the older population. The Center's Extension specialist provides statewide leadership to county and city Extension agents throughout the commonwealth.
The Virginia Pharmacists Association, founded in 1881, is the professional association representing the pharmacists of Virginia. Its 2000 members represent pharmacists, students, and technicians throughout the Commonwealth practicing in all aspects of pharmacy, including community, hospital, industry, and education. The purpose of the Association is to assure the viability and vitality of the profession of pharmacy by advocating for pharmacists in legislative, regulatory, and public affairs. The focus of advocacy is to maximize contributions of the profession to public health and patient care and to increase public awareness of the value of pharmacists’ services. For more information, please visit our web site at www.virginiapharmacists.org.