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Will Carson in concert at Staunton Senior Center July 4

The reclusive Will Carson will close the Staunton UNPLUGGED spring concert series with an acoustic concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at 300 Churchville Avenue in the Staunton Senior Center. City fireworks will follow next door at Gypsy Hill Park after the concert.


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SNAP Outreach Volunteers Trained

On June 4, VPAS Outreach Coordinator Debbie Branham and Outreach Specialist Kathryn Coit trained eight volunteers for the National Council on Aging (NCOA) grant-funded expansion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach at area food pantries.


Price Rotary Senior Center Fished Hemlock Springs Trout Farm

Ten members of Price Rotary Senior Center plus staff and volunteers took advantage of a beautiful morning to go fishing on Monday, June 9.


East Rockingham Senior Center Enjoyed The Garden Spot

On June 2, 20 East Rockingham Senior Center members and staff enjoyed planting dish gardens at The Garden Spot. A member drawing was held by The Garden Spot with members winning over $100 worth of hanging flower gardens. A fun time was had by all.


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East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council Met June 5

On Thursday, June 5 the East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council met at the center.


Bath Community Senior Center Traveled to Highland Center for Lunch

The Bath Community Senior Center members traveled to Highland County to attend a Senior Luncheon on June 11.


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East Rockingham Senior Center Started SAIL Program

On May 28, 15 members and staff of East Rockingham Senior Center enjoyed the first Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) class.


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Fan Care: Free fans for seniors

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) is happy to be able to sponsor the FAN CARE program again this year along with Virginia Division for the Aging and Dominion Virginia Power.


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Sign up now for Farm Market Fresh for Seniors program

During two enrollment sessions in June, older adults with limited income will be eligible to receive $40 in coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at the Staunton, Verona, and Waynesboro Farmer’s Markets this summer.


Help the Waynesboro Senior Center seeks help for new van

The Waynesboro Senior Center provides wheelchair accessible van transportation to the center for members in Waynesboro, Fishersville and Stuarts Draft who are unable to operate a vehicle, cannot easily access the public transportation system.


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Local Jurisdictions Support VPAS Services

Valley Program for Aging Services is pleased to receive financial contributions from the local jurisdictions to support our services to individuals in the Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro (SAW) Region.


Leaders in Action Day Held at Price Rotary Senior Center

The first annual Leaders in Action day was held at Price Rotary Senior Center on May 21. Unfortunately the event only drew one participant, Helen Shibut. However, Bill Greene, PRSC Local Council member joined her to deliver meals and they both had a very rewarding experience.


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.


Health Risk Assessment Grant Awarded

The Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) Foundation has awarded a grant to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC), VPAS, and Sentara RMH Community Health.


Seniors Gather at Gypsy Hill Park

Last Thursday approximately thirty seniors from Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center joined at Gypsy Hill Park for the monthly health program entitled “Relaxation in the Park”, presented by health program team members including Shelly Lam, Anna Stell, and Jessica Miller.


BCSC Trip to Wytheville

Thirteen Bath Community Senior Center members and three staff members enjoyed an overnight trip May 21 – 22 to Wytheville, VA, courtesy of The Bath County Parks and Recreation. With an early morning start and a quick stop for lunch, we arrived at the Quality Inn in Wytheville.


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CDSMP and DSMP Leader Training Scheduled

Leader Training for both the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is planned for this summer.


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Virginia Hearing Group presented to ERSC members

On May 16, East Rockingham Senior Center members enjoyed a presentation on hearing loss and registered for free hearing tests. Karen Klotz and Elaine Spedding came from Virginia Hearing Group to give the presentation.


Community Service Day Students Volunteer

Seven high school students from Eastern Mennonite High School chose Price Rotary Senior Center for their Community Service Day experience.


Glucose testing provided at Staunton Senior Center

On Thursday, May 8, sixteen Staunton Senior Center members and one volunteer took advantage of annual spring glucose testing complements of Mr. George Savage, clinical assistant with Augusta Health Community Wellness.


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East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council meets

On Thursday, May 8 the East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council met at the center.


Staunton Senior Center Begins Partnership with R.E. Lee High

Recently R.E. Lee High School in Staunton initiated a program with Staunton Senior Center called Senior Lunch Buddies which was conceived by the Lee Leaders made up of class officers from each grade.


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Virginia Hearing Group Presented to PRSC

On May 5, Price Rotary Senior Center members had the pleasure of having Karen Klotz and Elaine Spedding of the Virginia Hearing Group from Verona come give to a presentation.


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East Rockingham Senior Center Members Learn About Importance of Water

Mariah Fortman and Shannon Regen, both interns with Valley Program for Aging Services and seniors at James Madison University, presented a program at East Rockingham Senior Center on the benefits of water and the role it plays in the body.


Staunton Senior Center Gardens and Composts

Recently Staunton Senior Center held programs for members concerning gardening and composting thanks to ladies from the local home health agencies and nursing home/rehab facilities who offer monthly health topics.


Summer Unplugged acoustic concerts coming to Staunton

“Staunton UNPLUGGED”, a 12-week series of acoustic concerts, debuts May 16. The concerts will be held on Friday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Staunton Senior Center, 300 Churchville Avenue, in Staunton.


Recent events at the Bath Community Senior Center

On April 17, Bath Community Senior Center members and staff enjoyed lunch at Jason’s Pizza following a morning of exercise at the Bath Wellness Center. It was a wonderful day of fun, food and friends.


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Price Rotary Senior Center Volunteer Helped Client In Need

On April 16 the Price Rotary Senior Center volunteer who was delivering the monthly frozen meals to Lineweaver Apartments encountered a client who was home but seemingly unable to come to the door.


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Lunch and Learn at Price Rotary Senior Center

On Monday, April 21, The Atwell Family Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center provided a “Lunch and Learn” for the Price Rotary Senior Center.


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Price Rotary Senior Center Celebrated Volunteer Appreciation

Price Rotary Senior Center Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull hosted a breakfast honoring Meals on Wheels Volunteers. Ham biscuits, fruit salad and bagels were among some of the food enjoyed by all. Approximately 45 volunteers attended. Gift bags filled with “goodies” were also handed out to each volunteer.


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East Rockingham Senior Center at Valley Mall & Golden Corral

On April 14, 15 members and staff persons from East Rockingham Senior Center enjoyed a field trip to Valley Mall. Fifteen Center members got their daily exercise walking through Valley Mall. Several members took advantage of the opportunity to do some much needed shopping.


Waynesboro Lions Club Supports DSMP

Don Short from the Waynesboro Lions Club presented a check from the Club to Disease Self Management Program leaders Brandy Wade, Sandy Ellinger, and Beth Scripps on April 16 to support their DSMP workshop being held at Waynesboro Senior Center.


Representation at Augusta County Public Hearing

The public hearing for the proposed FY15 Augusta County budget, including a 5-cent increase in real estate taxes, was held on April 16.


Representation at Staunton City Council Public Hearing

Staunton Senior Center (SSC) member Laura Luziach and SSC Local Council Chair Michael Thompson spoke on behalf of VPAS at the Staunton City Council Public Hearing on the proposed FY15 budget. Both were speaking in support of the budget and thanking the City for their support of VPAS.


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Healthy Eating Program Presented to Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary Senior Center

Mariah Fortman, an intern with Valley Program for Aging Services and a senior at James Madison University presented a Healthy Eating Program this past Wednesday for Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary 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.


Volunteer Appreciation at Timberville Broadway Senior Center

The rain couldn’t stop us from celebrating our volunteers today at the Timberville Broadway Senior Center.


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Shroud of Turin Presentation at Price Rotary Senior Center

On Monday, April 7, the Price Rotary Senior Center welcomed Dr. Ray Schneider to talk to our members about the mysterious Shroud of Turin.


Fashion Show Dazzles at Staunton Senior Center

On March 27 the Staunton Senior Center was the scene of the “Bloom into a New You” Fashion Show.


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SAW Region to Host Candidate Forums April 16 and April 23

Election Day for City Council and School Board candidates in Staunton and Waynesboro is May 6. The SAW Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services continues its tradition of hosting local candidate forums.


United Way Week of Caring begins Sunday

United Way of Greater Augusta will celebrate its annual Week of Caring on April 6-12. This year’s event will demonstrate how people in our region LIVE UNITED by completing projects for area non-profits.


Diabetes Self-Management Workshops

There are three Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Workshops for people with diabetes, caregivers and family members scheduled to begin soon and you are encouraged to promote these to your friends and family and also consider attending.


New Staff Joins the Bath Community Senior Center

After nearly four months of posting employment ads for a Director at the Bath Community Senior Center (BCSC) with little to no response, Chief Administrative Officer Jenn Chestnut struck gold when Alicia Wrights submitted her interest in the position. After an interview was conducted with Jenn, Interim Director Nancy Johnson, BCSC Local Council Chairwoman Mary Susan Blankenship, and BCSC Local Council member and VPAS Board director PY Henry on March 10, it was obvious Alicia was the perfect match for the position.


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Price Rotary Senior Center Local Council Meets

Price Rotary Senior Center Local Council met Monday, March 24. They were pleased to welcome Bill Greene as a new member to the Council.


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Timberville Broadway Senior Center Advisory Council Meets

Timberville Broadway Senior Center Advisory Council met on Thursday, March 20. The Council approved Alan Shelton, as the new Chairperson for the Council. As a way of getting to know the members of the Advisory Council better, Alan invited each of us to share something about us that most people would not know. This provided for some unique discussion.