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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.

Gospel concert at Maury River Senior Center

Over 65 performers, members, staff and community friends attended Mrs. C’s Pickers and Singers annual Gospel Concert on April 24 at the Maury River Senior Center.

BLR DSMP Workshop Series Began April 3

A new Diabetes Self-Management workshop series began on April 3 in the Buena Vista-Lexington-Rockbridge Region, led by Jonni Lyle, Maury River Senior Center Director, and Jeri Schaff, BLR RD.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers: A Lifeline for Seniors

This year, the volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors have been nominated for a People’s Choice award. Whether or not they receive the largest number of votes, this dedicated group is a true winner. Volunteers are the “driving force” behind the Meals on Wheels mission that no senior goes hungry.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Maury River Senior Center Offers Self-Defense Classes

Maury River Senior Center will offer “Don’t Be a Victim – Defend Yourself!”, a five-week course in the fundamentals of self-defense. Classes will be taught by Tiffany Lee. Lee has 20 years of martial arts experience, and is certified to teach Systema, a Russian martial art. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4-5pm, beginning May 16 and concluding June 13.

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MRSC Mobile Information Station Schedule for May

The Mobile Information Station is a service of Valley Program for Aging Services to bring information about resources, and benefits to Rockbridge hometowns for residents aged 60 and older. VPAS Outreach Coordinator Debbie Branham, accompanied by Maury River Senior Center staff, will visit the following locations in November. MIS hours at all locations are 10am until 2pm; no appointment is needed.

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Maury River Senior Center to Begin Western Party Dance Series

The first evening activity designed for those 60 and older will begin at Maury River Senior Center this month. The Western Dance Party Series is a beginning class in Country and Western couples dancing. Absolutely no experience is necessary.


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.

Beware of Medicare Fraud Calls

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services has received numerous reports of fraudulent Medicare telephone calls.

New Second Wind Session to Begin at Maury River Senior Center

Maury River Senior Center is continuing series of classes open to those who are 50 and older; “Second Wind” winter session classes will begin January 21 and run for 10 weeks. These offerings will all be scheduled for late afternoons and early evenings to accommodate the schedules of those who are working.

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Volunteers Sought For Disease Management Program

Leader Training for the “You Can! Live Well, Virginia!” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) will be held on January 17, 18, 24 and 25 from 9:00 – 4:00 at the Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. Light snacks, lunch and all necessary materials will be provided.

Rockbridge YMCA, Maury River Senior Center to trade classes

Just in time for the New Year’s resolutions that we Baby Boomers will soon be making, the Rockbridge Area YMCA and Maury River Senior Center plan to offer classes at each other’s site. Designed for older adults, “Move It or Lose It” and “Breakfast for Your Brain” will focus on maintaining and improving muscles and […]