Welcome To Peninsula Agency on Aging

Serving Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York & James City Counties

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 have stood the test of time like in-home care, dining centers, transportation, and meals on wheels.

Upcoming Events

Please be sure to visit our Events Page for a full list of PAA sponsored events.

PAA Events - Family Caregiver Lunch & Learn Series

Williamsburg – Family Caregiver Lunch & Learn Series

All sessions, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, to be held at Thomas Nelson Workforce Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, 2nd Floor in Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017: Legal Issues Facing Caregivers
    Learn from one of the region’s top elder law attorneys about the key issues facing caregivers today, including wills, power of attorney, and much more. Bring your questions!
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017: Massage Therapy – A Hands on Approach to Stress Management
    Learn the overall health benefits of massage therapy as a means to reduce everyday stress, tension, and pain. Demonstration and simple at-home approaches to be presented to bring calm and a sense of relaxation to your life.

For registration information and more please call (757) 345-2823 or download the flyer here.

PAA Events - Community Cafe'

Williamsburg – Community Cafe’

Are you 60 or better? – Stay informed and active!

The Faith Community and Peninsula Agency on Aging are sponsoring an afternoon out. Bring your Williamsburg friends or come make new ones. Join us for a short presentation, snacks, and prizes.
To be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road in Williamsburg from 1 – 3:00 pm.

  • March 2nd: Myths of Aging and Mental Health
  • April 6th: Safe Driving on Your own Terms
  • May 4th: Organizing and Downsizing on Your Terms, Part 2

For more information and please call (757) 229-1111 Ext.115 or download the flyer here.

PAA Events - Meals On Wheels Fundraiser

35th Annual Community Forum on Aging

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Where: Christopher Newport University- Freeman Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Workshops Sessions Include:

  • The Power & Impact of Purposeful Aging
  • Aging in Place
  • Bodies in Motion: Activities for You
  • Brain Fitness- Music & The Mind
  • Alternative Healing- Stem Cell Therapy
  • Active Community Engagement
  • Getting up to Speed with Technology

Registration: In order for your registration and workshop choices to be processed, PAA must receive your registration form & payment by 5:00pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Day of registration is available, but class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is preferred. One person per registration form (copies accepted).  Get the flyer for more details and registration form.

Get The Flyer Here >

PAA Events - Free Wills

Free Wills

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Where: Langley Federal Credit Union, 11742 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

Join us for a free and confidential service to qualified seniors and persons with disabilities who have never had their legal documents prepared.

Services Available:

  • Basic Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directive

Pre-Registration Is Required: Application, appointment, and photo ID required.
Call PAA at (757) 873-0541 for more information or get the flyer below.

Get The Flyer Here >

PAA Events - Lunch & Learn Series

Hampton – Family Caregiver Lunch & Learn Series

All sessions, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, to be held at Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development, 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton, Virginia.

  • Friday, March 3, 2017: Virtual Dementia, Understanding Their World
    While it is difficult or anyone to know how it really feels to walk in the shoes of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, the Virtual Dementia Tour gets you very close to that reality.
  • Friday, April 7, 2017: Keeping Your Loved One Safe
    One of the most common caregiver questions is how to keep your loved one safe at home and in the community. Learn strategies for protecting loved ones and yourself and measures that have been put in place for such safety.
  • Friday, May 5, 2017: Keys or No Keys is the Question
    It’s important for caregivers to be aware and notice changes in driving behaviors of their loved ones. What can you do if driving has become a problem? Conversations are “key” with this topic.

 

For more information please call (757) 245-1918 or download the flyer here.

PAA Events - Chair Yoga

Recurring Event – Chair Yoga & Meditation

Peninsula Agency on Aging has partnered with Breathing Space, Inc., a non-profit promoting mindful movement, to offer a weekly Chair Yoga class. People with chronic pain and challenges with balance are welcome.

Come alone or bring a friend. Family caregivers: Please bring your loved one.

This program is for adults age 60 and over. No registration is required and participation is FREE.

Please view our Event Calendar for Details & Dates >

Recurring Dates – Advance Care Planning

The Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia and the As You Wish Advance Care Planning program is pleased to partner with the Hospice Foundation of America and other As You Wish community partners in presenting Being Mortal: a community discussion on health care at end-of-life. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, the program includes a screening of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal followed by informative discussion on what matters most to individuals and families and how to be prepared ahead of a medical crisis.

As You Wish is conducting a series of these community events, at eleven locations, this fall in support of the important and helpful message offered by this national program of community engagement.

There is no fee to attend but registration is required

Get All The Details and Register Here >

Experienced Employees in Transition Job Club

2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month

Join the Experienced Employees in Transition Job Club. This program is provided by PAA for speakers, workshops, networking, emotional and resource support throughout your job search! Learn more on our Workforce Development page >