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Maury River Senior Center Names New Director

Maury River Senior Center has a new Center Director, effective October 1.


Mountain Day Senior Resource Fair

Maury River Senior Center will host a Senior Resource Fair on Buena Vista’s Mountain Day, Saturday, October 12, from 10:00am until 2:00pm.


Maury River Senior Center to Offer Flu Shot Clinic

Maury River Senior Center, in conjunction with the Buena Vista CVS/pharmacy, will offer a flu shot clinic on Friday, November 8, from 10am until noon.


Medicare Counseling Funding Slashed

The wildly popular Medicare Insurance Counseling program faces the possibility of curtailing service, just at the time when more than 10,000 people nationwide join Medicare every day.


Time for Medicare Beneficiaries to Watch Their Mailboxes

It’s that time again – time for Medicare beneficiaries to pay attention to changes in their Medicare Prescription Drug Plans for next year.


Maury River Senior Center Schedule Changes

Variety is the spice of life, so to shake things up just a little, Maury River Senior Center has changed the schedule of some of its activities.


Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace

There has been a lot in the news about the Health Insurance Marketplace, which will begin enrolling individuals in health insurance plans beginning October 1. For those who are already Medicare beneficiaries, several questions arise. This is important information for everyone who is currently receiving their health insurance through Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage Plans.


Help for Seniors’ Prescription Costs Is Available

For many Medicare beneficiaries, the cost of prescription medications is a significant part of their budgets. While the Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) have greatly lowered the expense, premiums and copayments still add up quickly. And for those who take high-priced drugs, there is always the specter of the “donut hole” looming.

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Lots of Clucking and Mooing at Maury River Senior Center

Thirty-three children and their fifteen adults attended the Buena Vista Public Library’s Summer Reading Program final event at Maury River Senior Center on July 31.

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Diggers Repeat at the Fair

Maury River Senior Center’s gardeners, The Mrs C’s Diggers, took the Sweepstakes Prize at the Rockbridge Regional Fair Horticultural Show for the second year in a row.

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Cuttin’ a Rug at MRSC

Western Couples Dance instructor Tom Whaley and MRSC participant Lilly Ritchwood “cut a rug” at the June 21 concert by The Mrs C’s Pickers and Singers.


Medicare and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Next?

There are many important changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) that improve access and services for people with Medicare. There are also many myths about how the ACA will affect Medicare benefits.


Know Your Numbers at Mobile Information Station

Valley Program for Aging Services and the Central Shenandoah Unit of the Medical Reserve Corps, Virginia Department of Health will partner to offer “Know Your Numbers” blood pressure screening and education in June. The events are free to anyone, and will include refreshments and giveaways.


Active Summer Planned at Maury River Senior Center

Although summer is always filled with lazy, hazy days, Maury River Senior Center will stay busy despite the heat. MRSC staff have planned months filled with activities to entertain, educate, and have fun.


Rockbridge Region Report Now Online

The Annual Report for the Buena Vista-Lexington-Rockbridge Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 is now online.