Twenty East Rockingham Senior Center members and five volunteers and guests were in attendance on February 20 to hear about “Bones/Bone Healing,” as discussed by Walter Vargo, Physical Therapy Assistant with Advantage Physical Therapy located in Elkton.
East Rockingham Senior Center hosted Cynthia, Erin and Gail, who offered nearly an hour long inspirational musical performance for 20 members and several volunteers on February 6.
Twenty East Rockingham Senior Center members were eager to prepare for Valentine’s Day a bit early as Ashton and Derek from the Rockingham County Recreation Department offered a paper wreath craft workshop on January 23.
Leah Belcher, Pharmacist with Elkton Family Pharmacy, offered a very informative talk about “Managing Your Medications in the New Year,” to 20 ERSC members and 2 volunteers on January 14. This is the first time ERSC has hosted a registered pharmacist.
The East Rockingham Senior Center announces the following programs during the month of January, which are all free and open to the public:
Thirty-one ERSC members enjoyed a first ever visit to the Appalachia Baking Company located in downtown Elkton. This three month old business is operated by Phil Retille, son-in-law of two ERSC members. Today’s visit was planned in conjunction with a field trip to the Elkton Welcome Center, which is located just a few doors from the bakery.
Thirty-one East Rockingham Senior Center members, volunteers and employees visited the Elkton Welcome Center on December 12. While this was actually the second visit for some of our members, many had never been to the center.
A $2,000 check was received on Dec. 12 by the East Rockingham Senior Center for “Meals for Seniors” from the McGaheysville-Massanutten Lions Club. A grant request was submitted by ERSC Director Lisa Gooden in June, and notification was received a short time later that the grant had been approved and that the funding could be expected in the fall.
Employees of Valley’s Exxon (McGaheysville and Elkton) offered a total of $1,301.05 in the form of personal gifts, gift cards, fruit baskets and a cash donation to the East Rockingham Senior Center on December 10. The gifts, gift cards and fruit baskets will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients, and a $200 donation was presented to the East Rockingham Senior Center.