Waynesboro Senior Center weekly update

The Center is going to host a Veterans Health Fair on Feb 24. Staff members from the Salem VA Medical Center will be on site with many health displays and the ability to sign people up for VA Health Services. They want to reach as many veterans as possible that have not yet signed up for their VA health benefits. The medical center in Salem serves this area, but it’s so far away, they fear that many qualified people are going without benefits due to the distance. We’re looking to reach veterans of any age – you don’t have to be a senior for this!

The event runs from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be a variety of displays on health topics, and nurses will be available to conduct blood pressure and glucose checks. The local veteran peer specialist for the Virginia Wounded Warrior program will also be here to distribute information about that program.. At 11 a.m., there will be a group presentation on Nutrition for Diabetics. We look forward to having many veterans, their spouses and/or caregivers benefit from this event.

Weekly Menu

MONDAY: Vegetarian pasta bake, brussels sprouts, baked sliced apples
TUESDAY: Turkey in herb sauce, brown rice, broccoli, pears
WEDNESDAY: Chicken salad, potato salad, coleslaw, fruit cup
THURSDAY: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrot coins, fresh fruit
FRIDAY: Hamburger steak, tomato, lettuce, onion, macaroni and cheese, fruit

Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. each day. All meals are served with milk and bread and provide one-third of the daily nutrition value required for adults. Call 942-1838 to make reservations by 10 a.m. on the day you plan to attend.

About the Senior Center

The Waynesboro Senior Center, sponsored by Valley Program for Aging Services, invites people 60 years of age and older to participate in a variety of programs to be offered in the coming week. The center, at 325 Pine Ave., in the Jackson-Wilson building, is open 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided as needed by a VPAS van driver, who also helps with shopping trips and appointments to local doctors. Contributions toward expenses are accepted.

Additional information can be found at www.waynesboroseniorcenter.org.

Submitted by Janice Gentry, director, Waynesboro Senior Center

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