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A Bit About Us


Our Mission

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. (CVACL) supports older adults and adults with disabilities to live with dignity in accordance with their own personal choice.


The staff of CVACL are your local experts in aging and can help older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities navigate the joys and challenges that come with aging and caregiving and connect them to the services and supports needed to “Live Their Best Life.” 

CVACL began in 1975 as the Commission on Aging. The Agency grew and changed over the years, and in 2014 became The Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. CVACL continues to operate as the local designated Area Agency on Aging, providing the traditional Older Americans Act programming to include Comprehensive Assessment, Meals on Wheels for Seniors, Dial-A-Ride Medical Transportation, Information and Referral, Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance, Care Coordination, Weatherization and a range of other services focused on health and wellness for older adults and persons with disabilities.

CVACL’s services have expanded significantly to include the whole spectrum of the aging population and individuals living with disabilities. Programing has expanded to include comprehensive evidence-based disease and falls prevention coaching and classes and active aging initiatives. Options counseling and “Take Charge,” a Care Transitions Model, continue to grow and thrive.

Through this website, whether you are approaching retirement, or well beyond, we want to assist you in finding out more about who we are, what we do, and where to turn for the help you may need.

CVACL does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency and primary language), sex (including but not limited to sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex stereotypes), age, or disability.

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Where we serve

We serve individuals over the age of 60 and anyone over the age of 18  living with a disability in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Bedford and the City of Lynchburg.

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