Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens owns and operates a mobile home park adjacent to the central office in Cedar Bluff that provides housing for senior citizens aged 55 and older and adults 18 and older with disabilities. The Senior Living Community received the 2018 National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s Aging Innovations Award in the Community Planning & Livable Communities category presented at the annual conference in Chicago and received the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Housing Award for Best Affordable Housing Development.
Most units are reserved for low- and very-low-income seniors with risk criteria such as health issues, homelessness, or extreme social isolation. As traditional tenants leave, the agency is not leasing the units but instead replacing them with housing for seniors and persons with disabilities. The senior living community addresses a major problem facing low- to very low-income seniors in this area – safe and affordable housing.
“Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home, regardless of age, illness or disability.” (Scan Foundation-10 Things You Should Know About Aging)