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PACE - A Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly

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PACE - A Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly

PACE stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.  Everyone wants, most of all, to remain independent and live in their own home .     

PACE is designed to deliver all needed medical and supportive services spanning the entire continuum of care for seniors eligible for nursing facility care.  PACE allows frail seniors to live at home and in their community, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement.  

This model of healthcare began in San Francisco and has been in existence for over 30 years throughout the United States. The program focus is on prevention, wellness and the belief that it is better for seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in their community whenever possible.  In Virginia, the first PACE Center was opened in 2007.  PACE in Lynchburg opened in 2009 and was the 5th program in the state of Virginia.  PACE in Farmville opened in 2013 and PACE in Gretna opened in 2016.

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About PACE

About PACE
About PACE

Our Mission

The Centra PACE mission is to enhance life for older adults with chronic needs by providing care and services from a team of compassionate, qualified professionals. PACE strives to achieve this mission by empowering participants to live in their homes and in the community for as long as it is medically and socially safe.

What is PACE?

PACE is national program of  comprehensive care for adults 55 years of age and older who meet the criteria for nursing facility placement, prefer to stay at home and have an assessment indicating that living at home with the support of the PACE program is a safe alternative.  PACE promotes independence and the highest levels of functioning while allowing choice and dignity for members and their families.

Comprehensive services are delivered by a team of professionals made up of a primary care physician, registered nurses, a masters level social worker, health aides, transportation personnel, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and recreation/activity personnel. The team works with participants and their families to develop a tailored plan of care which is monitored closely and updated as needed.

PACE participants can be picked up from their home each morning and brought to the PACE Center. They participate in social activities, eat a hot lunch with friends, and receive medical assistance as needed from a dedicated, compassionate care team. At the end of the day, the PACE van takes the participants back home to enjoy family, friends and the surroundings they know and love.

Visit the National PACE Organization website

View our brochures.  PACE Centers (located in Lynchburg, Gretna, Farmville) serve areas according to zip codes.  Click below to see zip codes for each PACE Center.  


Centra PACE provides a range of services twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. Primary medical care from doctors, nurses and therapists is provided at the Centra PACE Center Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Medical care and transportation to and from specialists
  • Adult day care
  • Hospital care (as needed and coordinated by the PACE interdisciplinary care team)
  • Prescription medicines
  • Vision, hearing, and dental care
  • Rehabilitation and therapy services
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Outpatient medical services: lab work, x-rays and other tests will be scheduled for you as needed
  • Mental health care
  • Home care and nutritional services
  • Respite services
  • Support from our interdisciplinary care team
  • 24-hour on-call physician services
  • Meals
  • Personal emergency response
  • Wheelchair-accessible transportation

Participants may be fully liable for the cost of services obtained without the authorization of the PACE Team (except for emergency services).

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility and Enrollment
Eligibility and Enrollment


  • Age 55 or older
  • Qualify for nursing facility level of care in the state of Virginia
  • Able to live safely in the community with the support of PACE
  • Live in a PACE service area (as defined by  zip codes below):
PACE - Lynchburg  
24501 24502 24503
24504 24521


24523 24526 24536
24538 24550 24551
24553 24554 24556
24570 24572 24574
24588 24593


These zip codes encompass parts of Lynchburg City and parts of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties.

PACE - Farmville
23002 23004 23027
23040 23083 23123
23824 23894 23901
23909 23921 23922
23923 23930 23934
23936 23937 23939
23941 23942 23943
23947 23952 23954
23955 23958 23959
23960 23963 23966
23974 23976 24522
24593 24599  

​These zip codes encompass the counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward.

PACE - Gretna
24054 24055 24069
24078 24082 24089
24102 24104 24112
24137 24139   
24146 24148 24161
24165 24168  
24517 24527 24528
24530 24531 24540
24541 24543 24549
24557 24563 24565
24566 24569 24571
24576 24586 24594

These zip codes encompass parts of  Campbell, Franklin,  Henry,  Patrick, Pittsylvania  counties and cities of Danville and Martinsville.  

How Do I Enroll?

Enrollment is simple. Please call the PACE office in your service area  to set up an appointment.  Our PACE team will arrange to meet you at your home to fully explain the program and arrange a visit to the Centra PACE Center.


Centra PACE is a nonprofit program funded through a unique arrangement with Medicaid and Medicare. If you are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare or Medicaid only, there may be no fee to join the program. If you are eligible for Medicare only, there is a set monthly fee involved. If you do not quality for Medicare or Medicaid, private pay options are available to enroll in the PACE program.

As a Centra PACE participant, all healthcare services are provided and arranged by your interdisciplinary team.  If you receive medical services from an out-of-network provider and/or without prior authorization (with the exception of emergency services), you may be liable for the full cost of those services.  

The PACE Centers

The PACE Centers
The PACE Centers

The PACE Centers are located at 407 Federal Street in Lynchburg, 1530 S. Main Street in Farmville and 1220 W. Gretna Road in Gretna.   The Centers have outdoor patio, therapy gym, activity areas and a primary care clinic.  At the Centers, participants engage in social activities, eat a hot lunch with friends and receive medical assistance as needed.   

Centra PACE provides families with peace of mind that their loved one is cared for properly and with compassion. 
The Lynchburg, Farmville and Gretna PACE centers offer the same services. To view our tour booklet, click below.
PACE Tour Booklet

Non-Discrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy
Non-Discrimination Policy

Discrimination is Against the Law
Centra PACE complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Centra PACE does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Centra PACE:
Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
o Qualified sign language interpreters
o Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
•Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
o Qualified interpreters
o Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact Dawn K. Stanley, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Operations and Civil Rights Coordinator for Centra PACE.  You may call (434) 200-6516, TTY number—1-800-828-1140,  Fax (434) 200-6263, or email


















If you believe that Centra PACE has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Dawn K. Stanley, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Operations and Civil Rights Coordinator, 407 Federal St., Lynchburg, VA 24504, (434) 200-6516, TTY number—1-800-828-1140, Fax (434) 200-6263, or email  If you need help filing a grievance, Dawn K. Stanley, RN, MSN, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at Civil Rights Complaint Portal , or by mail:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201

or by phone at:  1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at:
 Department of Health and Human Services