VPAS Rockingham News

VPAS meets MillerCoors employees

MillerCoors Emp Fair webThe Harrisonburg-Rockingham region of the Valley Program for Aging Services had the opportunity to meet MillerCoors employees at their annual United Way Employee Fair on October 28 and 30.

This event is part of the activities held in conjunction with the United Way Community Impact Fund drive.

Six United Way partner agencies were invited to the fair to meet with employees, discuss services offered in the community, promote volunteerism, and answer questions.

VPAS HR receives funding from United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County for the Meals on Wheels program.

East Rockingham Senior Center Welcomes New Director

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

While Brandy is new to ERSC, she is a VPAS veteran and will celebrate her 6th of employment in November. Brandy gained a multitude of experience at WSC serving most recently as Program Director and previously as Meal Coordinator.

She is also certified to drive VPAS vehicles and is a Master Trainer for CDSME and Diabetes Self Management. She did an exceptional job in her roles at WSC and will be missed by staff and Center members.

Brandy is known for her positive energy, creativeness, and caring compassion for older adults. ERSC staff and members are excited to have a new Director with the skills and experience that Brandy brings to her new role.

HR Center Members Participated in Health Assessment

HRA screening webMembers of PRSC, TBSC, and ERSC participated in a free health assessment screening for heart disease and diabetes at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on September 10 and 11. This screening was offered by a grant through RMH Foundation. Participants will receive health information for 12 weeks then be offered a follow-up screening at 6 months to see if there have been any changes based on lifestyle modifications.

Participants identified as moderate or high risk will have a follow-up telephone call from a health coach. Interested participants were registered for a CDSME workshop by Joyce Nussbaum, CDSME Coordiinator. Joyce had an exhibit set up at the screening.

TBSC’s Turkey & Tunes a Success

On September 6, Timberville Broadway Senior Center held the first ever Turkey & Tunes fundraising dinner. TBSC is happy to report that the evening was a success! The best part of the evening was the amazing Turkey Bar-B-Que dinner.

A huge “Thank you” to Alan Shelton and Dawne Cowne of Cargill. Alan and Dawne made the meal possible not only by securing the donation from Cargill, but also by preparing the meal! The evening was made complete with music from the 1920-60’s and so we also thank Donna Brown with F & M Bank for supporting the fundraiser by donating to cover the cost of the band “Remember When.”

A special thanks to all staff and Center members who came and helped with the evening!

TBSC has Picnic with Pablo Cuevas

pablo's cabin 2014TBSC took advantage of a beautiful day on August 26 to visit with Pablo Cuevas, District 1 Supervisor for the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors, and some friends. Pablo invited TBSC to his cabin which is high up in the mountains on the Virginia/ West Virginia border. Members were treated to a wonderful picnic and stories about the history of the cabin and original family that established a home there. Thank you Pablo for a very nice day!

PRSC Volunteer Appreciation Winner for September

WinnerSeptMeals on Wheels Volunteer for PRSC, Pleasant View Inc. was the proud winner of a $15.00 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 a Chick-Fil-A coupon was won by volunteer Charlie Scott.

Turkey and Tunes!

turkey and tunesTimberville Broadway Senior Center invites you to join us for a scrumptious Turkey Bar B Q dinner and live music by Remember When on Saturday, Sept 6 between 4 and 7 p.m.  The dinner will include Turkey BBQ, coleslaw, green beans, scalloped potatoes and dessert.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available for advance purchase or at the door.  Takeout meals are also available for $10.

Contact Mia Olsen 540-896-7595 or mia@vpas.info or Dawne Cowne 540-578-0489 or Dcowne17@gmail.com for advance tickets.

Come join us for a delicious meal and support the older adults in this community!  Thanks to Cargill and F&M Bank for sponsoring this event!

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.

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