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Soup for Seniors

Collection for Soup for Seniors will be January 30-February 6 with collection sites at Vistar Eye Centers, First Bank locations, Vinton & Salem Library, APRIA Healthcare, Evergreen Burial Park & Mountain View Cemetery. February 4-5 you can drop off at Black Dog Salvage. February 6-7 the main collection site will be the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. For Alleghany and Covington contact our Alleghany office. We are in special need of low sodium canned soup, meat & vegetables as well as peanut butter, boost or ensure, crackers and carnation instant breakfast.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

AARP, Vistar Eye Centers, Black Dog Salvage, Apria Health Care & First Bank.

LOA adds new Diners Club

LOA's new Diner's Club in Eagle Rock will have its first meeting on Thursday morning, February 2nd, in the Eagle Rock Library Community Room from 10am-12pm.

Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month to provide seniors with opportunities to socialize, learn helpful information, and receive a healthy bagged lunch to take home. All senior citizens age 60 and older are welcome to attend the first meeting.

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Call Becky Jennings at 540-354-2702 for more details about how to be enrolled!

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Thank you so much for taking care of your older neighbors! If you have any questions, please contact us at (540) 345-0451.

Durable Medical Equipment needed

LOA is seeking shower chairs! Do you have a shower chair or other durable medical equipment that you would like to go to a good home? Donate your gently used shower chairs, wheelchairs, rollators, walkers & toilet chairs to LOA and we will pass them on directly to our seniors in need - we have a waiting list right now for shower chairs in particular.

Drop off your items at LOA's main office, 4932 Frontage Road NW, Roanoke, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Grants update

Thank you to everyone who sent in gifts to LOA. Your financial support helps keep our programs going.  Last month the LOA was excited to be awarded the following grants:

  • $95,386 from Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia to reduce the lengthy waiting lists for LOA’s Personal Care and Homemaker Programs.
  • $5,000 from Carilion Clinic to start a Companion Program. This program will help our seniors at risk of social isolation by pairing them up with a companion volunteer. Please stay tuned to find out more about the program and how you can volunteer to be a companion.

February 17th 11-12:30. February is Heart Health month, and we would love to provide information, education, tools, and more so that our aging population can continue to live healthy lives. This is free presentation, held at LOA's Center for Health and Wellness (4902 Frontage Road NW, Roanoke). Lunch will be provided. Our guest speaker is cardiologist, Dr. David Sane. There are only 20 spaces available. So, register today.


Need a Speaker?

VICAP, Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, is continuing its efforts to educate the community of seniors and those soon to retire by providing free presentations in person or virtually. Contact LOA if you would like a free presentation concerning retirement, Social Security, Medicare, or FRAUD due to exploitation with insurance, medical billing, tax, and romance scams. Now is the time to contact us for information and to request a presentation for your group, organization, or employees.

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4932 Frontage Road
PO Box 14205
Roanoke, VA 24038
Roanoke ................... 540-345-0451
Alleghany Highlands 540-962-0465
Botetourt Co. ........... 540-580-5085
Craig County ............ 540-864-6031
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