VPAS Rockingham News

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.

TBSC Advisory Council Met July 17

TBSC Members, staff and Advisory Council met this morning for our monthly Advisory Council meeting. The topics included were budgets, current and future happenings at the center and our upcoming fundraiser “Turkey & Tunes”.

TBSC members and staff also took the opportunity to discuss the topics addressed in the Advisory Council meeting at lunch time. This was an effort to make sure that Center members who have difficulty processing the information as quickly as it’s presented or with hearing difficulties are able to be involved in the Advisory Council.

PRSC’S Volunteer Appreciation Winner for July

Meals on Wheels Volunteer for PRSC, Brook Hardin 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 Chick-fil-A coupons were won by volunteer Tim Cassiday.

Chick-fil-A & McDonalds donate to ERSC

Chick-fil-A of Harrisonburg & McDonalds of Elkton donated 140 FREE item coupons to ERSC. Forty coupons were shared with Dawn Shull, MOW Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer incentives. The remaining items were used for Volunteer Appreciation, SAIL Exercise Program Incentives & special events at ERSC.

Tea Party at ERSC

Join us for a Tea Party this Monday, July 14th @930am!

Location: East R’ham Senior Center

Come & enjoy friends, food & fellowship- coffee will also be served

Call Cindy Dove, Director @ 540-383-7006 with any questions

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