To follow the intent of the Older Americans Act of 1965 as revised, in serving the elderly population of the Region III Area, as designated by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services. To achieve this, the UPAAA will work through and in conjunction with locally-based county providers by keeping abreast of the community needs of the counties, assisting in development of programs geared to helping the elderly, especially the frail, economically needy and minority elderly, in the Region III area. UPAAA is to act as a catalyst in promoting resources to meet the ever-changing, social health, and economic needs of the elderly within the Region III area.
Our mission is one of service, with emphasis on providing assistance to older West Virginians, with dignity and a caring spirit. The UPAAA believes its goal is to provide technical assistance, training, and counseling to county providers with the intent of enhancing the happiness and standard of living of older West Virginians. In this way, we feel, elderly West Virginians will be able to retain their dignity and independence while remaining in their own households.Back to Top
The Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (UPAAA) is an independent nonprofit organization working in conjunction with the Region VIII Planning & Development Council Board of Directors, its sponsoring agency, to provide funding, technical assistance, and monitoring to Senior Center programs in a fifteen county area of the Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
The programs include, as a minimum, both Social and Nutrition programs as outlined under the Title III Section of the Older Americans Act.
Programming provided through funding by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services (WVBoSS):
Scott Gossard, Executive Director
Janice Lantz, Fiscal Coordinator
PO Box 869, Petersburg, WV 26847
Phone: 1-877-833-5084, toll-free from anywhere or 1-304-257-1221
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