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Budget cuts force cutbacks at senior centers in Waynesboro, Staunton

The Valley Program for Aging Services Board of Directors has trimmed the budget of the senior services agency by $207,500, beginning October 1.


Free Medicare Open Enrollment program at Staunton Senior Center

Find out about Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2016 by attending a free Medicare Open Enrollment program presented by Amy Adkins, Insurance Counselor with the Virginia Counseling & Assistance Program on Thursday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Staunton Senior Center.


Free memory screening at Staunton Senior Center

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is sponsoring a free Memory Screening to be held at Staunton Senior Center on Tuesday, November 18.


Holiday craft fair supports older adults

A Holiday Craft Sale will take place Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Staunton Senior Center, 300 Churchville Ave.


Staunton Senior Center enjoyed jaunt to Peaks of Otter

On Thursday, August 28, Staunton Senior Center took its summer trip to Peaks of Otter near Bedford.


August Lunch & Learn spurs SAILers on at Staunton Senior Center

Several Staunton Senior Center members and the Program Director attended and came back with some information that inspired those involved in the SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) exercise program.


Blenders Buzz with Smoothies at Staunton Senior Center

Staunton Senior Center members gathered around three tables in the activity room, anticipating the delicious and healthy smoothies about to be prepared on Thursday, August 21.


VPAS issues call for Meals on Wheels volunteers

The Valley Program for Aging Services’ Meals on Wheels program serves a nutritious meal Monday through Friday to homebound residents in Staunton who are over age 60.


Helping Hands Day Camp Visits Staunton Senior Center

Last week sixty-five campers paid a visit to the Staunton Senior Center, along with twenty teen and adult volunteers who had planned a week of service projects to keep them busy during the last week before school.


Staunton Senior Center Members Enjoy Kline’s Ice Cream

Even though Monday was a cloudy and not so hot day, fourteen Staunton Senior Center members accompanied by three staffers, enjoyed cups and cones of delicious ice cream complements of Kline’s Dairy Bar in Staunton.


Downtown Staunton churches collaborate for Helping Hands Day Camp

From August 11-15, 2014, four Downtown Staunton churches are collaborating on the second annual Helping Hands Day Camp for 60 children from Staunton, Waynesboro, Richmond, and Augusta, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties.


Staunton Senior Center Open House Fun Time

There were over a dozen new faces at Staunton Senior Center for its open house.


Busy day sends staff scurrying at Staunton Senior Center

Thursday, July 24 was an incredibly busy day at Staunton Senior Center, so team work was a must!


Staunton Senior Center sets Second Spring Dance

Come swing to the cool sounds of Sentimental Journey of Charlottesville. Bring a friend, learn some great new moves, eat your fill of terrific hors d’oeuvres, bid on that perfect item or event in the silent auction. Whatever you do, COME AND DANCE!


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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.


Fall risk assessments for new members at Staunton Senior Center

Augusta Health physical therapists supplied their expertise to the Staunton Senior Center by providing fall risk assessments to new members.


Staunton Senior Center Local Council meets for special budget session

Staunton Senior Center Local Council members gathered to develop a balanced budget at a special meeting.


Staunton Senior Center Summer Sale nets hundreds

Shoppers trickled in steadily throughout the day July 12 to buy everything from a bicycle to a rocking chair to new zippers at Staunton Senior Center’s summer ‘Country Store.’


Dermascan and Nat King Cole all in one day

After lunch on June 24, fifteen Nat King Cole fans settled in for a history of this famous singer and a chance to listen to some of his most popular songs.


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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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Volunteer activities planned at Staunton Senior Center for United Way Week of Caring

Staunton Senior Center proposed four volunteer activities for groups taking part in the United Way Week of Caring in April.


Pen Pal Club Started Between Two Senior Centers

After a health program at the Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center on how to spice up the winter months, a new Pen Pal Club has formed.


Birds Continue to Be of Interest at Staunton Senior Center

Even though no birds have yet to be spied at Staunton Senior Center’s new bird feeder, there is some evidence of visits, according to bird enthusiast, JoAnn K., a new member at the Center.


Staunton Senior Center Local Council Met Feb. 20

After introductions and the approval of minutes from the January meeting, SAW Regional Director Janice Gentry introduced budget figures to Staunton Senior Center Local Council members.


Chronic Disease Workshop Slated for Spring

The next Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop hosted by Staunton Senior Center will begin on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Staunton Public Library.


SAIL Successful at Staunton Senior Center

So far twenty Staunton Senior Center members have taken part in the new SAIL exercise program. Stay Active & Independent for Life is being offered twice a week at the Center, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.


Stone Soup on the Menu at Staunton Senior Center

The cold weather recently put everyone at Staunton Senior Center in the mood for soup.


Staunton Senior Center Local Council Met Jan. 30

Staunton Senior Center’s Local Council met to discuss a variety of topics. Chairman Michael Thompson reported to members about his attendance at the VPAS advisory committee meeting earlier in the week.


Eighteen Members Assessed for SAIL Program at Staunton

Eighteen members at Staunton Senior Center have been assessed for the new SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) exercise program which is set to begin on Tuesday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m.