Tag: Waynesboro Senior Center

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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.

Waynesboro Senior Center sponsoring Warm Up for Winter coat drive

The Waynesboro Senior Center is sponsoring a Warm Up for Winter coat drive that will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Waynesboro Senior Center hosting candidates forum

The Waynesboro Senior Center is hosting a Waynesboro City Council Candidate Forum, Thursday, April 28, 12:30 pm.

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.

Waynesboro Senior Center organizing Winter Coat Drive

The Waynesboro Senior Center has a Winter Coat Drive ongoing through Oct. 30. Drop off new or gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves at the 325 Pine Ave., Waynesboro, location.

Senior tax relief workshop at Waynesboro Senior Center

Are you a senior property owner? Disabled? A veteran with 100 percent service connected disability? You may be eligible for full or partial real estate tax relief in the city of Waynesboro or Staunton.


Free income tax preparation service offered by AARP/Tax Aide

Again this year, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, District 6, Tax Aide volunteers will offer free, confidential, federal and state income tax service.

Caregiver Support Group at Waynesboro Senior Center

Are you a caregiver for a parent or loved one ? If you feel overwhelmed and in need of support, come join our group!

CDSMP workshops at Waynesboro Senior Center

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

AARP Driver Safety Course at Waynesboro Senior Center

Details on an AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course, April 9 & 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Waynesboro Senior Center.

Waynesboro Senior Center to Host Annual Raffle

Details on the annual raffle benefitting the Waynesboro Senior Center.

Waynesboro Senior Center Winter-Spring Seasonal Education Programs

Upcoming educational programs at the Waynesboro Senior Center.

Tickets available for Benefit Dance at Waynesboro Senior Center

The Waynesboro Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue, will hold a Blue Christmas Dinner Dance to benefit the center with two Elvis impersonators, Saturday, December 13, 7 – 10 p.m.

Waynesboro Senior Center Bingo comes to an end

VPAS’s weekly Bingo operation that started on Oct. 3, 2013 at Waynesboro Senior Center has been discontinued.

Puzzles Galore at Waynesboro Senior Center

Waynesboro Senior Center members Juanita J., Frances C., Mary T. and Gene S. finish “The Four Seasons,” one of several puzzles members have worked on over the past few months.

Blue Christmas at Waynesboro Senior Center

Details on the upcoming Blue Christmas Dinner Dance at the Waynesboro Senior Center.

East Rockingham Senior Center welcomes new director

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


Sixteen complete DSMP Leader Training

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Leader Training facilitated by Brandy Wade, Program Director at Waynesboro Senior Center and Joyce Nussbaum, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Coordinator, was held at the Augusta Health Community Care Building July 17, 18, 21, & 22.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Waynesboro Senior Center needs Bingo volunteers

Come join us and help support the Waynesboro Senior Center. Our Thursday night Bingo program has volunteering opportunities for cashiers and cooks. Volunteers are organized in four teams that rotate once a month.

Waynesboro Senior Center to host AARP Tax Aide

Waynesboro Senior Center is very pleased to host AARP Tax Aide again this year. This program uses trained volunteers to provide free income tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals of all ages.

Elks to Deliver Food Baskets to Waynesboro Seniors

The Waynesboro Elks Lodge will be delivering food baskets to those in need in Waynesboro on Dec. 24.

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Waynesboro Approves VPAS Tax Relief Request

The Waynesboro City Council met on Nov. 13 and approved VPAS’ request to be exempted from Personal Property taxes.

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Making a Difference: Meals on Wheels

The kitchen at the Waynesboro Senior Center is busy weekday mornings preparing food for the local Meals on Wheels program.

Butch Kidd: The Waynesboro Senior Center ‘changed my life’

Butch Kidd was suffering from depression, and just couldn’t get out of his funk.

Medicare Open Enrollment Insurance Counseling

You’ve heard about Medicare’s Annual Election Period — sometimes it’s called “the open season” or “open enrollment.” Here are responses to Frequently Asked Questions about a free program that can provide guidance.

Big mouth: Ransome is vocal about Waynesboro Senior Center

Larry Ransome has been a member of the Waynesboro Senior Center since 2004. “It gives me the chance to meet new people,” said Ransome, who is a member of the Local Council at the Senior Center, which provides guidance to staff on activities and programs.

AFP develops Thursday Night Bingo website

The new charitable gaming venture of Valley Program for Aging Services has a new website – WaynesboroBingo.com – thanks to Augusta Free Press LLC.

Waynesboro Senior Center presents Thursday Night Bingo

The solution to federal cuts that have taken a chunk of money from the Valley Program for Aging Services budget – “Bingo!”

First in a video series: Inside the Waynesboro Senior Center

Augusta Free Press and the Valley Program for Aging Services are teaming up to take you Inside the Waynesboro Senior Center.

Waynesboro Senior Center hosts annual Waynesboro Senior Forum

The Waynesboro Senior Center is hosting the fifth annual Waynesboro Senior Forum on Monday, Sept. 16, from 5-7 p.m.

40 Volunteers Needed for Waynesboro Senior Center Bingo by Aug. 30

Thanks to the generous donation by the Auxiliary of the Waynesboro First Aid Crew of its Bingo equipment, VPAS will be able to resume the Auxiliary’s legacy of offering Charitable Gaming/Bingo to Waynesboro and the surrounding community beginning in September at the Waynesboro Senior Center.

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.

Volunteers Needed

The Waynesboro Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels (MOW) program had a couple of drivers drop out of the Fishersville route recently. Linda could really use the help, so if you know of someone who’d be a reliable volunteer for MOW put them in contact with her: Linda Roetto, linda@vpas.info or by calling 942-1838.

July 8-10 Summer Billiards Tournament

Waynesboro Senior Center will sponsor an Eight-Ball double elimination tournament this month. All our pool players are encouraged to sign up during the first week in July. Players will be put in brackets by random draw. Clyde Young will officiate.

July 22: Park, Pool and Pizza Outing

We’re planning a day at Ridgeview Park, Monday, July 22 for those interested in spending some time outdoors and dipping into the beautiful pool. Our theme is relaxation, so no pressure, just enjoy the day. And wear plenty of sunscreen!

North Augusta Farmers’ Market

Let’s take advantage of the Farm Market Fresh coupons with a trip to the Farmers’ Market in Verona!

Boy Scout Eagle Projects

Two local Stuarts Draft high school students have chosen the Waynesboro Senior Center as the organization they want to help for their Eagle project. In order to successfully complete the projects, they have to plan, fund-raise, secure donations of materials, organize volunteers and clean up.

Beating the Heat and Humidity

Because heat and humidity can be physically stressful and dangerous to older people, the Waynesboro Senior Center will kick off July with an awareness program Monday, July 1st at 12:30 p.m.

Waynesboro Senior Center: A Fun Place to Be Healthy

Exercise classes, a walking program and some equipment at the Waynesboro Senior Center are some of the many ways we promote an active healthy life style. Members are encouraged to join in the offerings and participate frequently.

Chronic Disease Self Management at Waynesboro Senior Center

Do you have diabetes or heart disease? Depression or high blood pressure? Arthritis or COPD??? Want to lead a more active life? The Waynesboro Senior Center offers a free six-week workshop teaching participants how to lower the stress associated with chronic conditions starting July 17 at 9 a.m.

Karen Hurt Named New Director at Waynesboro Senior Center

The Waynesboro Senior Center is pleased to welcome Karen Hurt as the new WSC Center Director. Karen is a retired teacher looking for a new career that enables her to use her experience in administration and the arts while continuing to work in social services.