VPAS Rockingham News
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.
Members 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.
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 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!
Meals 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.
Timberville 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.
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 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 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.
- East Rockingham Senior Center Local Council met July 24
- ERSC enjoyed Tea Party
- PRSC Reads with Roberta Webb Child Care
- TBSC Advisory Council Met July 17
- PRSC'S Volunteer Appreciation Winner for July
- Chick-fil-A & McDonalds donate to ERSC
- Tea Party at ERSC
- End of an Era Celebration at Timberville Broadway Senior Center
- PRSC's Volunteer Appreciation Winner for June
- ERSC Enjoyed Hosting PRSC at a Beach Party