About Us

Raleigh County Commission on Aging

The Raleigh County Commission on Aging dba the Commission on Aging, Raleigh County, is an agency dedicated to serving the needs of senior citizens in southern West Virginia, more especially in Raleigh County. Our mission of “Helping Older People Hold On To The Most Valuable Thing They Own, Their Independence”, dedicates us to improving the health and well-being of senior citizens in every facet of their life, that they allow. Having first begun services in 1977 and been chartered as a corporation since 1980, we have moved from Fayette Street, to Vance Drive, to City Avenue, to our current location at 1614 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

We did this as we experienced the increasing need for our services and as we have grown to meet those needs. Besides the Raleigh County Senior Center on Kanawha Street we have sites in the community of Coal City, as well as nutrition services at Wildwood House and Manor House senior apartment complexes in Beckley. This agency is committed to improving the lives of our senior citizens by providing them with opportunities to meet their needs, to enhance their life style and to assist them in anything necessary to make their lives as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible.

The Raleigh County Commission on Aging is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They are individuals from throughout our community comprised of leaders from the state and local governments, professional services, local businesses, religious organizations, participants in receiving services, and the public at large. The credibility of their reputation and the thoroughness of their oversight is directly responsible for the success and the stability of the Commission on Aging. Our appreciation goes out to each of these individuals for their commitment, their professionalism, their knowledge and their compassion. They are truly an exceptional group of leaders.

Health and wellness encompasses everything we do. When senior citizens become a part of the Commission on Aging they experience that. We can provide personal care in their own homes by trained and certified Homemakers. We provide nutritious meals, safe transportation, physical fitness activities and opportunities to be a part of our community. We serve the senior citizens of Raleigh County and, for our In Home Care customers, those in seven other contiguous counties in southern West Virginia.

The Commission on Aging is providing services to seniors, employment to the workforce, leadership in the community and a credible voice for our industry. Please take a moment, if you have not already, to view the video in the collage of pictures on this page to see and hear the testimonies of our seniors and staff, and the stories they have to tell. It is worth the few minutes it takes. Afterward you will have a much better understanding of what the Commission on Aging is about.


Helping Older People Hold On To The Most Valuable Thing They Own, Their Independence.


Our commitment to the seniors of Raleigh County is unprecedented. We are available to hear your thoughts at any time.

Dan Calvert, President

Fred Simms, Vice President

Drema Bias-Evans, Treasurer

Rita Zilinski, Secretary

Steve Davis
Kay Epling
Faye Tyree
Clifford Washington
Frank Wood
Linda Sumner