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Valley Program for Aging Services News and Notes

Meals on Wheels volunteers for PRSC, Frank and Betty Lambert, were the proud winners of the $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing.


East Rockingham Senior Center welcomes new director

East Rockingham Senior Center members welcomed Brandy Wade as the new Center Director on Monday, September 15.


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Senior News Briefs

On July 17, eighteen members and staff enjoyed a picnic at Town of Grottoes Park. The weather was perfect, food delicious & wildlife abundant! A fun time was had by all.


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Shenandoah Valley Senior News Briefs

Meals on Wheels Volunteer for PRSC, Brook Hardin was the proud winner of a $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing by Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull as part of their Volunteer Appreciation program.


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Chick-fil-A & McDonald’s donate to ERSC

Chick-fil-A of Harrisonburg & McDonald’s of Elkton donated 140 FREE item coupons to ERSC. Forty coupons were shared with Dawn Shull, MOW Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer incentives. The remaining items were used for Volunteer Appreciation, SAIL Exercise Program Incentives & special events at ERSC.


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Senior News Briefs

Meals on Wheels volunteer for Price Rotary Senior Center, Wayne Harold was the proud winner of a $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing by Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull as part of their Volunteer Appreciation Program.


VPAS Exhibited at Elkton Community Organization Fair

The Elkton Community Center held their annual Organizational Fair on May 22. A VPAS display with handouts was set up. Beth Bland, HR RD, Barry Elwood, ERSC Local Council Chair, and Sherry Ross, Local Council member represented VPAS HR and ERSC at the event.


East Rockingham Senior Center Held Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

East Rockingham Senior Center held a VPAS fundraiser on May 20. Chick-fil-A provided donated coupons for breakfast items that dining guests could “spin to win” on their game board. Each spin cost a .50 cent donation to VPAS and every spin won a prize.


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Help Wanted: East Rockingham Senior Center

The Center Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the safe operation of East Rockingham Senior Center; to promote the Center within the HR Region, and to help secure funding for special and ongoing programming.


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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.


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Harrisonburg Eagles Donation to East Rockingham Senior Center

Harrisonburg Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4150 sent a check in the amount of $200 to East Rockingham Senior Center on August 21.


East Rockingham Senior Center Member Experiences Firsts at Rockingham County Fair

For one member of the East Rockingham Senior Center, the visit to the Rockingham County Fair for Older Adults Day was a welcome experience. You see, for H.B., it was his first time at the fair…ever.


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East Rockingham Senior Center Heard Banking Safety Talk

Steve Landes, Vice President of Market Development, and Tim Bailey, Branch Manager, of Blue Ridge Bank in McGaheysville, spoke about “Bank Safety and Identify Theft Protection.” For the 18 East Rockingham Senior Center members and six volunteers in attendance, they were provided with many helpful tips on protecting their assets.


East Rockingham Senior Center Members Picnicked in Grottoes

Eleven East Rockingham Senior Center members, one volunteer and several employees had a wonderful day at the poolside/outdoor pavilion at the home of one of the Center members on August 12.


East Rockingham Senior Center Sampled Heart Healthy Lasagna

Chrissie Braswell, Admissions Coordinator with Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation, offered a very captivating program on “Maintaining Heart Health” for 16 East Rockingham Senior Center members and five volunteers on August 7.


Inspirational Music Offered at East Rockingham Senior Center

For the 17 East Rockingham Senior Center members and two volunteers in attendance on August 5, they enjoyed listening to many traditional hymns and other inspirational tunes offered by Pastor Dave Robichaud (New Hope Christian Church-Harrisonburg) who was also accompanied by Denise Hensley of Elkton.


Congratulations to Billiard Tournament Winners

Congratulations to Bernie R and Kay S on winning the Waynesboro Senior Center Summer 2013 8-Ball Double Elimination Billiard Tournament.


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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.


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.


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.


East Rockingham Senior Center Attended Casino Day at Avante

Nineteen East Rockingham Senior Center members, two volunteers, and one former ERSC member were guests of the staff of Avante at Harrisonburg for a special social activity: Casino Day.


Diabetes Educator Visited East Rockingham Senior Center

Julie Pierantoni, RN, MSN, CDE, Diabetes Education Coordinator with RMH, spoke to 19 East Rockingham Senior Center members and two volunteers on July 22 about “Managing Diabetes.”