VPAS Rockingham News

TBSC Advisory Council Met Aug. 21

TBSC Advisory Council met Thursday, August 21. There was good representation of Council members and Center members. HR RD Beth Bland advised the group that the H/R regional budget for the upcoming fiscal year was approved. A fair amount of time was also spent discussing the upcoming Turkey and Tunes fundraiser.

Asbury United Methodist Church Delivered Meals for Price Rotary Senior Center

Asbury UMC Pastor Bob Talbott along with members of the church took turns delivering Meals on Wheels for Price Rotary Senior Center the week of August 4-8.

After contacting Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull a schedule was set up for them to deliver each day. Many enjoyed their experience so much they would like to continue with the program.

JMU Volunteers Helped with Meals on Wheels

Six JMU students spent three hours volunteering at Price Rotary Senior Center helping Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull with packaging meals and decorating brown bags for the Meals on Wheels program. Colorful pictures and encouraging phrases were added to the bags which would be sent with meals and would hopefully brighten up the recipient’s day.

Price Rotary Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation Winner for August

Meals on Wheels volunteers from Pleasant View Inc. were the proud winners of a $15 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing by Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull as part of their Volunteer Appreciation Program. Second prize of Chick-Fil -A coupons were won by volunteer Don Bourne.

East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council met July 24

On Thursday, July 24th the East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council met at the center. In addition to VPAS staff, there were 10 council members in attendance. The council discussed cost savings success & budgeting. Conversation centered around fundraising efforts & recruiting new council members.

Several new members were present. The meeting schedule was determined for the remainder of 2014.

ERSC enjoyed Tea Party

ersc tea partyOn July 14, twenty-one members and staff enjoyed an elegant Tea Party!  Special helpers, Jessica & Hannah served members their choice of fruit and/or herbal teas, scones, sandwiches & mini cupcakes. Host, Karen Simmons, daughter of member Sharon Lam, also educated us on tea etiquette & the benefits of tea.  The party was enjoyed by all!

ERSC enjoyed picnic at Town of Grottoes Park

ersc grottoesOn 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.

PRSC Reads with Roberta Webb Child Care

prsc readsPRSC members and children from Roberta Webb Child Care Center took an hour to read together on Monday, July 7.

We matched the abilities of both the Seniors and the children to create groups where the children could read to Seniors or vice versa. This interaction was a very positive experience not only for the Seniors who were very happy to meet the children but also for the children.

Deanna Reed, Roberta Webb Child Care Summer Program Coordinator, spoke about how pleased she was that we could interact as most of these children don’t interact with people of the seniors’age, because their grandparents are often in their 50s or 60s.

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