In 2003 the U.S. Administration on Aging awarded a three-year grant to the State of West Virginia to establish two pilot Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), targeting seniors who are 60+ years of age and adults with physical disabilities. These pilots served citizens in Marion and Ohio counties. In 2006, West Virginia was awarded a two-year extension to the grant, and services were expanded to five additional counties — Hancock, Brooke, Marshall, Wetzel, and Taylor.

Building on the success of the federally funded ADRCs, in 2007 Governor Joe Manchin and the West Virginia Legislature provided funding to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services to establish additional ADRCs throughout the state. In November 2007, these ADRCs opened their doors, and citizens in every county in West Virginia had access to the ADRCs.

Today, the ADRC concept has continued to evolve from stand-along resource centers into a network of partnering aging and disability organizations committed to providing professionally trained staff that can guide you through the maze of long-term care services and supports and answer your questions. The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a comprehensive web-based resource center that is fully accessible and searchable by the public 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Contact the ADRC and let our network of partners go to work helping you to build a bridge to your long term care needs.