PACE is a nationally recognized community-based alternative to nursing home care. Currently in Virginia there are 11 PACE Centers.

History of PACE

Pace was originally founded in San Francisco in the early 1970s to help the Asian and Hispanic cultures care for their elderly without having to place them in a nursing home setting. Community leaders formed a nonprofit corporation called On Lok Senior health Services to create a community based system of care. On Lok is Cantonese for “peaceful, happy abode”.

The successful model has been well received and has gradually spread across the country. As of 2015 there are 114 programs in 32 states.

The first PACE program in Virginia opened it’s doors in 2007. Virginia currently has 11 PACE programs throughout the state with more sites in development.


Find a PACE program near you. With over 12 PACE locations and new ones being added check the list to see if there is a PACE program serving your area. Contact the PACE Center nearest you to determine if your zip code falls into their catchment area.

PACE service areas are defined by zip codes. CLICK here to find the location nearest you.

AllCARE for Seniors
216 College Ridge Rd.
Cedar Bluff, VA. 24609
(276) 964-7176

InnovAge Virginia PACE-Blue Ridge
1335 Carlton Ave
Charlottesville, VA. 22901
(434) 529-1300

Centra PACE
407 Federal Street
Lynchburg, VA. 24504
(434) 200-6516

Centra PACE
1530 South Main Street
Farmville, VA. 23901
(434) 315-2890

Centra PACE-Gretna
1220 West Gretna Road
Gretna, VA 24557
Phone: 434.656.4800
Fax: 434.656.1118

InnovAge Virginia PACE-Peninsula
439 Oriana Road, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 234-8100

InnovAge Virginia PACE-Roanoke Valley
5251 Concourse Drive
Roanoke, VA. 24019
(540) 904-2817

InnovAge Virginia PACE-Richmond
750 East 6th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 977-5900

Mountain Empire PACE
1508 3rd Ave. E
Big Stone Gap, VA. 24219
(276) 523-0599

Sentara PACE-Portsmouth
5788 Churchland Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA. 23703
(757) 392-2650

Sentara PACE-Norfolk
5900 East Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite 260
Norfolk, VA. 23502
(757) 252-7800