Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. (PAA) is committed to advocating for policies and resources to enhance the quality of life for seniors and family caregivers. With baby boomers now reaching senior status, PAA is dedicated to increasing information and services that stand the test of time like in-home care, dining centers, transportation, and meals on wheels.
Bay Aging was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in June 1978, Bay Aging has a rich history of delivering professional, top-quality programs and services for people of all ages in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck (MP/NN). The MP/NN region covers over 2,600 square miles and encompasses ten rural counties—Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland—and two planning districts. All jurisdictions within the region are fully or partially designated as Medically Underserved Areas by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Many residents are extremely isolated and in need of services.
Bay Aging is known for its willingness to collaborate and form partnerships with federal, state and local governments, community and civic groups, the faith communities, and businesses. It is a large part of Bay Aging’s culture to work with others to help strengthen the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck’s livable communities.
Bay Aging is also known for its leadership in developing new programs and services that help meet the needs of our communities. Bay Aging was the leader in creating the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Telemedicine Consortium to connect rural health providers with the University of Virginia’s telemedicine system. In 2009 Bay Aging led the charge to provide home and community services for veterans and their families. Bay Aging is the only Area Agency on Aging in Virginia that provides this service. Bay Aging is also the only Area Agency on Aging in Virginia to bring care transitions intervention to 11,000 people in eastern Virginia, successfully reducing hospital readmissions and lowering health care costs.
In 1996 Bay Transit, a service of Bay Aging began public transportation service with one bus in Gloucester County. Bay Transit now has a fleet of over 40 buses providing the only public transportation available for people of all ages in the MP/NN region. In 2009 service expanded to the counties of New Kent and Charles City. Bay Transit’s service area is larger than the state of Delaware!
Bay Family Housing has been of tremendous economic benefit to the region by investing over $34,000,000 in single family projects with such programs as Weatherization, Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation, Community Development Block Grants, Elevation Projects, and Emergency Home Repair. Over $27,000,000 in capital has been invested in senior apartment communities for people 62 years and older. Bay Aging developed and manages 10 communities which include a wide array of support services for its residents. In addition, Bay Aging is the Housing Choice Voucher Program administrator for 5 counties.
Bay Aging is dedicated to helping make lives better and healthier.