The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Contact Us

Central Office

Mailing Address
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Street Location: 8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
Voice: 804.662.7000
Fax: 804.662.9532
Toll Free Number:800.552.5019
Toll Free TTY: 800.464.9950
E-mail: dars@dars.virginia.gov

Community Offices
Visit the DARS Community Offices Page for more contact information.

Directions / Map:
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Public Relations and Marketing Contacts

Communications Director
A.J. Hostetler
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
aj.hostetler@dars.virginia.gov
804.662.7372 (o)
804.420.7187 (c)
804.662.9531 (fax)

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist
Betsy C. McElfresh
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
betsy.mcelfresh@dars.virginia.gov
804.662.7532 (o)
804.291.7964 (c)
804.662.9531 (fax)

DARS has experts who can discuss a wide range of topics related to aging and adults with disabilities, including:

  • independent living
  • livable communities, including housing and transportation for Virginians with disabilities and older Virginians
  • traumatic brain injuries and services
  • personal assistants for people with disabilities
  • benefits to employers of hiring people with disabilities
  • accommodating people with disabilities at work, school
  • assistive technologies for home, school or work
  • supported employment and work incentives for people with disabilities
  • transitioning young adults with disabilities from school to work or post-secondary education
  • autism spectrum disorders and employment implications
  • the "age wave"
  • transitioning from hospital/long-term care to home
  • Medicare enrollment
  • Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias
  • abuse/neglect of elders or people with disabilities
  • hoarding
  • financial exploitation
  • caregiving and respite care
  • self-management of chronic diseases
  • older drivers and safety
  • congregate meals and nutrition for older adults
  • home-based services for older adults
  • long term care and residents? rights
  • public guardianship for those indigent, in need of care, and "unfriended"