Characteristics and Needs for Older Adults and People Living With Disabilities to Successfully Age in Their Own Homes and Communities

In our ten counties of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula approximately 40% of the population will be age 60 and over by 2030 and that trend will continue through 2040.   That marker becomes more of an eye opener when considering we have four of the “oldest” counties in Virginia.  But we are relatively rural, so our formula share of grant funding continues to dwindle.

This is where the Foundation comes into play – attracting diverse funding sources and filling service gaps

The need for home delivered meals is ever growing.  The need for caregiver support and counseling for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias is escalating rapidly and services are almost non-existent.   The need for home repair, renovation, even for running water and sewer to be added to homes, is more than challenging.

The Bay Aging Board is working with the Foundation Board to prioritize the most urgent needs and determine how we will meet them.  We are proud of our accomplishments to date.  Last year we served more than 32,000 individuals who had a variety of needs – housing, transportation, in-home care and support and counselling.

We offer fee for service programs to those who can afford to pay and generate net revenue that constitutes 56% of our budget.  Bay Aging is a good steward with donations such that 95% of donations go directly to delivering services.

Bay Aging Foundation Board

The Bay Aging Foundation Board is comprised of 5-25 volunteer members. Directors are appointed by the Bay Aging Board of Directors to serve 5-year terms.

Bill Doyle

Bill Doyle, Chair

Board of Directors James “Jim” Dudley (At Large)

Jim Dudley, Vice-Chair

Board of Directors Stanley Clarke Chair, Essex County

Stanley Clarke, Treasurer

Board of Directors Ron Saunders Treasurer, Gloucester County

Ron Saunders, Secretary

Board of Directors Jimmie Carter (At Large)

Jimmie Carter, Director

Board of Directors Barry L. Gross, M.D. Recording Secretary, At Large

Barry Gross, M.D., Director

Jackson Neal, Director

Kathy Vesley-Massey President and CEO

Kathy Vesley, Bay Aging President and CEO

Bay Aging Service Area

  • Essex

  • Gloucester

  • King & Queen

  • King William

  • Lancaster

  • Mathews

  • Middlesex

  • Northumberland

  • Richmond

  • Westmoreland

Funding Partners Support Bay Aging Services

Reach out to all community segments to form financial partner supports:
Community and Civic Organizations
Community Foundations
Faith Community
Private Donors
Local, State and Federal Funders
National Foundations / Funders


They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But if you are age 60 or older, you can enjoy a free lunch and activities such as music, arts & crafts, and socialization opportunities at Bay Aging’s eight Active Lifestyle Centers (ALCs) in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. The ALCs are funded by [...]