An organization that helps area seniors, may soon have to cut some of those services.
The Executive Director from the Local Office on Aging says its losing almost 200-thousand dollars after the Governor made an amendment to cut funding.
The LOA provides services like Meals on Wheels, Adult Daycare and in-home care for seniors.
It says without this funding, the LOA will have to turn seniors away.
"This is really a direct service cut. And, I don't think the Governor understand that maybe and thought it was administrative cuts, it's not, " explains Executive Director Susan Williams.
Williams hopes that by reaching out to the Governor, funding can be restored.
The General Assembly is scheduled to be back in Richmond on Monday and is scheduled to vote on a final budget.
Press Secretary Jeff Caldwell from the Office of Governor Bob McDonnell sent this reply: "These agencies who serve older Virginians do tremendous work and the governor supports their efforts and is committed to ensuring they are well funded. Their funding, like that for schools and other services, is based upon formulas tied to the population of Virginians served by these organizations according to the U.S. census. Recent census numbers showed a smaller growth rate of Virginians in certain areas who are eligible for these types of services. In short, the formula’s purpose is to shift a portion of the funding from areas with no or slow elderly population growth, and reallocate those funds to areas with higher growth rates. Governor McDonnell’s budget amendment simply adjusts for and reflects this smaller population growth rate in some areas. The amendments balance the outstanding need with the change in population growth based on census data, in accordance with the formula that is set by law.”