VPAS News

DF@W Virtual Workshop Open To Area Businesses and Organizations

April 18, 2024 - Fortunately, a dementia-friendly movement is underway to ensure that people living with dementia have the resources and support they need to live independently and well for as long as possible. VPAS is seeking Dementia-Friendly designations in communities throughout our entire service area. 

You can make a difference by participating in a Virtual Dementia Friends at Work (DF@W) session. This workshop is for anyone associated with a business, organization, or faith community that would like to learn more about the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, learn how to better communicate and be helpful, and then understand how this might relate specifically to the work they do. 

Date: Thursday, May 16th from 10:00-11:00am

For more information and to join the session, please email Regional Director Joyce Nussbaum at joyce@vpas.info or call 540.615.5341

Maury River Senior Services Pickers' Concert 

April 18, 2024 - The Maury River Players and Singers will host a concert on Friday, June 14th at 12:00pm at Maury River Senior Services, 2137 Magnolia Avenue, Buena Vista, VA. There is no cost to attend the concert. The Pickers have been playing old time music together for many years and this is a great opportunity to showcase the talents of some fine local musicians. 

Do you play an instrument? Interested in joining other senior musicians to practice a variety of musical selections which change on a monthly basis? Join the Pickers on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-11:30am at Maury River Senior Services. All skill levels on any instruments are welcome. Printed lyrics and chords are provided for each session. No need to register, just drop by!   

For more information call 540.261.7474 

VPAS Releases FY 2022-23 Impact Reports

January 19, 2024 - VPAS has made public their Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Impact Reports. These reports summarize the successes and the impact VPAS services have made in the lives of older adults in all of the regions served. In total, 4578 individuals were served in five counties and the cities within: Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham. The reports can be reviewed here. 

Highlights include:

Opening new VPAS cafes in Weyers Cave, Churchville, Hot Springs and Goshen. 

Implementation of a new Telephone Checking program. 

Launching of the Intergenerational Respite Care Program

 

VATS Resource Guide Now Available

Virginia Assisted Technology Systems (VATS) is a program designed to be sure Virginians are aware of, and able to access, assistive technologies and equipment they may need to participate in society. VATS has specifically highlighted these products to help older adults live independently and with greater function in their daily lives. 

Click here to access the VATS Resource Guide