Yes. VCoA has a rich variety of expertise and is committed to disseminating this information. You may view our profiles on this website and contact the VCoA member directly. Of course, please remember that individuals have assigned responsibilities and their projects may limit availability.
We would gratefully accept your assistance. To make an on-line donation to the Virginia Center on Aging, click here and select "Virginia Center on Aging" from the drop down menu under "I would like to direct my gift to" question.
We also welcome contributions in any amount by check made payable to the Virginia Center on Aging, mailed to us at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0229. Please note "general fund" or program area in the note section.
Most of our programs are funded through State and Federal grants. General Fund donations allow our staff the flexibility to supplement that funding based on needs that may not be explicitly covered by those grants.
Donations to the Alzheimer´s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund enhance the remarkably effective seed grant program that enables Virginia-based researchers to obtain the pilot data so critical for successful grant applications to major foundation and federal agencies. As a result of ARDRAF's initial seed funds, Virginia researchers have received an additional $36.7 million dollars in funds and published 275 related scientific and professional publications. This is a $10 return on every dollar invested by the Virginia General Assembly. The quality of ARDRAF recipients' work is reflected by our inclusion in the National Institute of Health's International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio.
Donations to our Geriatrics Education Programs enhance the training provided to professionals on the front lines of caregiving which can have an immediate positive effect on the life and health of the older adults with whom they work.
Donations to our Abuse in Later Life Programs enhance the training and education to first responders and professionals in the social services and aging sector on identifying and responding effectively to older adults who are experiencing abuse and allows us to reach audiences beyond those funded by current grants.
Donations to our Lifelong Learning Programs enhance the lives of older adults as they seek to continue learning and growing by promoting social engagement, active citizenship, and personal development.
We are located in downtown Richmond, in the College of Health Professions. Our address is 900 East Leigh Street, seventh floor. Office hours vary from person to person but generally there is someone here from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Call us at (804) 828-1525 to be sure that the individual you wish to meet has no out-of-office commitment when you would like to visit.