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Fifty Plus: High-tech appliances and Pavlov’s theory

It all started with the water bill. Our water bill is unusually high for the low occupancy of our old home.

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Walmart Foundation funds Meals on Wheels expansion

Valley Program for Aging Services will be able to expand its Meals on Wheels program, thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation.

Fifty Plus: Reading glasses

I was strolling through the forest with my walking stick (because I’m 55), saw a hornets’ nest, observed it and thought, “Not today.”

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Fifty Plus: Boomer Power

This is the first of my on-going columns geared toward the baby boomers. However, generations prior and after take heed.

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VPAS strategic planning meeting postponed: Snow

The Valley Program for Aging Services strategic planning Community Listening Session scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to expected inclement weather.

Happy and healthy holidays with seniors

The Waynesboro Senior Center is hosting a community forum for seniors and families of seniors to focus on how to have happy and healthy holidays with seniors.


Governor McAuliffe announces $3 million in grants to expand No Wrong Door program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal funding to help ease difficulties older adults and people with disabilities may face when they seek support services from state agencies, health care systems and community organizations.

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Questions about Medicare?

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. If you have questions about which Part D drug plans or Medicare Advantage plans will be available in our local area for 2016, how to compare their costs and benefits, and would like assistance with enrollment, Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) is here to help.

Maury River Senior Center celebrates 10th anniversary

A major milestone will be marked, when Maury River Senior Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary, with daily Open Houses from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. throughout the week of May 18 to May 22nd. The Center has been a vital resource for thousands of seniors who wanted a place to connect with people close to their age.

Bath Community Senior Center seeks substitute van driver, substitute director

Bath Community Senior Center seeks a substitute van driver: Van drivers work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is an on call, part-time position at BCSC under the supervision of the Center Director.

CDSMP workshops at Waynesboro Senior Center

Waynesboro Senior Center offers two free workshops for individuals with ongoing health conditions and for their caregivers.


Seminar on fighting adult abuse

The Fight Against Adult Abuse: Lessons Learned. Sponsored by the Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse.

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Local real estate tax relief programs

Low income seniors who live in and own property in the SAW region (Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro), and who are 65 years or older, or who are permanent and totally disabled persons, or disabled veterans with 100% service connected permanent and total disability, are eligible to apply for 2015 Real Estate Tax Relief.

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Del. Mark Keam leads bipartisan effort to address needs of aging Virginians

Del. Mark Keam (D-Fairfax) and numerous government and private sector stakeholders announced in a press conference on Tuesday that Virginia gets it when it comes to taking care of its elderly population.

Waynesboro Senior Center Winter-Spring Seasonal Education Programs

Upcoming educational programs at the Waynesboro Senior Center.

WellTran hits 1,000 trips per month

For the first quarter of Fiscal Year 15 at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, WellTran staff have logged 3,000 rides for seniors and for persons 18 and older with disabilities.

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Sen. Tim Kaine introduces bill to allow Medicare to negotiate price of prescription drugs

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Aging Committees, joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and four other colleagues to introduce the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act.

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New drivers license laws for seniors now in effect

New drivers license laws affecting older adults took effect on January 1, 2015. After an individual reaches 75 years of age, all driver’s license renewals must be made in person at DMV. The age was previously 80.

Bath Senior Center members visit Homestead

The Bath Senior Members visited The Omni Homestead Resort December 15.

Virginia Tech AD confirms Frank Beamer to return for 2015

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock issued a statement on Saturday to announce that football coach Frank Beamer will return for the 2015 season.


New senior driver’s license renewal law in effect in Virginia on Jan. 1

Stricter driver’s license-renewal rules for senior drivers – including accelerated renewal cycles and age-specific in-person renewal procedures – go into effect in Virginia, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.

Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.

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Tim Kaine appointed to aging committee in Senate

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine was selected to serve on the Senate Special Committee on Aging for the 114th Congress.