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Don’t forget – Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period to change Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans is October 15 through December 7, 2015!  Questions or need help?  Call 804.758.2386.

What is Bay Aging?

Bay Aging is the premier provider of programs and services for people of all ages. Formed in 1978, Bay Aging serves a predominately rural 2,600 square mile region that encompasses ten counties and two planning districts. As you will see, Bay Aging is extremely diverse in the programs it offers through three major divisions-Community Living, Bay Transit, and Bay Family Housing. We hope you enjoy visiting our web site and that you are able to gather valuable information about our services. Please Check out the New Virginia Easy Access web site! A great resource for finding services in your area.


Bay Aging will deliver the programs and services people of all ages need to live
independently in their communities for as long as possible.


Bay Aging is committed to the community development of our region to promote the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as a great place to live, work and visit.


Every neighbor in our region will have a CHOICE and range of services that will assist them to remain independent in their chosen home.

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What’s New



Bay Transit’s Brand New Dedicated Route for Essex County Citizens

Everyone knows they can board a Bay Transit bus to go to many different locations throughout Essex County and connect with other buses to access services in neighboring counties. Now Essex County citizens also have access to a dedicated transit service with a regular route and regular stops and times.

This new service is called, The Rivah Ride, which residents are encouraged to try for free during the entire month of October! Yes, free! The Rivah Ride will operate Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning Monday, November 2, riders will pay a low cost of 50 cents. Free transfers from other Bay Transit buses are available.

The beauty of this type of service is that citizens now have convenient access to bus stops in and around the town of Tappahannock that includes the Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, Mt. Clements offices for medical appointments, Wal-Mart, White Oak Shopping Center, Post Office, Tappahannock Towne Center, Rappahannock Office Building, county offices and other businesses on Prince Street and other locations.

For further information about The Rivah Ride schedule, please call the Bay Transit ride line at 804.250.011 or read about it here.

This service is available to people of all ages and for all reasons. The Rivah Ride – one more way for citizens to access the consumer goods and services they need and one more way Bay Transit benefits economic development in Essex County.

Alzheimers 2015

The morning of Saturday, September 19th, was absolutely beautiful.  A great day for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  Several Bay Aging staff donated, held spaghetti fundraising dinners, purchased t-shirts and walked in the event to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and to raise funds for research and support.  Bay Aging has two adult day care centers where several participants have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.  Our ability to deliver respite services for caregivers helps keep families together far longer.  Last year Bay Aging 10,207 hours of service to 28 people.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Caregiver Guides

A.J. Hostetler, DARS Communications Director

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has updated the information on how to obtain copies of its Virginia-specific guide for financial caregivers. The set of several Managing Someone Else’s Money guides is specific to the Commonwealth and will make it easier for caregivers to follow Virginia’s unique rules and to find help close to home. The guides are available for download at To order free hard copies, go to Consumers without access to the Internet may call (202) 435-7500 and leave a message as instructed. Please note that you need to provide ALL the information requested in the voicemail recording so that the order can be processed.


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