Staying Fit and Mobile after 50

On Friday, July 20, 2018 Colleen M. Whiteford, PT, DPT, OCS will share information that is relevant to professionals who deal with the age 50+ population who desire to stay as fit and mobile as possible so they are able to age at home. Colleen will share information that will help connect people with the services they need and will give us an opportunity to move a bit as well.

We will also have a member spotlight by Ed Glover – Sentara Account Executive Home Health and Hospice Ed Glover – Sentara Account Executive Home Health and Hospice.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Bridgewater Retirement Community (302 North Second Street, Bridgewater) in the Houff Community Center. Visitors are welcome!

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by F&M Mortgage if you are the contest winner.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Aging in Place Round Table seeks to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit: http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com.

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

On Friday, June 15, 2018 Jackie Duke, Assisted Living Nursing Coordinator from Sunnyside Retirement Community and member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Speakers Bureau will present “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.”

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Come learn what the 10 warning signs are, and how you can love your brain.

We will also have a member spotlight by John Hipps, CEO of Hipps Financial Partners and you will have a chance to win a donated prize if you are the contest winner.

Join us from 9:00-10:30am at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, (420 College View Drive, Bridgewater). Please note the change in location during construction at Bridgewater Retirement Community. Visitors are welcome! Visitors are welcome!

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Aging in Place Round Table seeks to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit: http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com.

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Benjamin Craig – Program Coordinator of Way to Go, Your Key to Success!

On Friday, May 18, Benjamin Craig, Program Coordinator of Way to Go, will present the ways in which Way to Go can be a solution to the transportation problem for many in our community. This local non-profit has been helping Valley community members with transportation needs for over a decade. Ben will present and discuss with us the services provided and method of operation of Way to Go. He will also make us aware of ways we can support the non-profit in return.

We will also have a member spotlight by Tamlyn Ogden, Program Director at Wound Healing Center Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Join us from 9:00-10:30am at Sunnyside Retirement Community, 3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Visitors are welcome!

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Robbie Franklin – Outreach Coordinator First , if you are the contest winner.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Aging in Place Round Table seeks to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit: http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com.

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Veterans Benefits and Resources: What is available and how to get information and access.

On Friday, April 20, Mike Nicholas, Commander of the Harrisonburg Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will discuss Veteran’s benefits and resources. He will include information about what is available and how to access this information.

Download the meeting agenda here.

We will also have a member spotlight by Teri Andes of Automated Home Health Specialist.

Join us from 9:00-10:30am at VMRC (Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community) in the Detwiler Auditorium, 1501 Virginia Ave, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome!

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Rebekah Carter – Supervisor, Shenandoah Valley Care is There, if you are the contest winner.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Aging in Place Round Table seeks to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit: http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com.

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Park View Village: Independent Living through Community Connections

On Friday, March 16, 2018 Paul Yoder will share about Park View Village, a virtual network of local members in Harrisonburg who leverage their numbers and knowledge to stay connected with their local community from an independent living stand point for as long as possible. The group plans outings, educational opportunities, tours, and a variety of other programs, along with newsletters, website, and other efforts.

“Villages are membership-driven, grass-roots organizations that coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs, enabling individuals to remain connected to their community throughout the aging process.”

We will also have a member spotlight by Sheri Bender- Owner of Pulse HR Solutions. You will have a chance to win a prize donated by Sheena Armentrout, Director of Membership and Investments at Harrisonburg Rockingham of Commerce.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren (420 College View Drive, Bridgewater). Please note the change in location during construction at Bridgewater Retirement Community. Visitors are welcome!

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Aging in Place Round Table seeks to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Co-Chair – Shelly Lam
Consulate Healthcare

Avoid Fraud and Scams

On Friday, February 16, 2018 Vince Harlow, Investigator with Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, will present a program on fraud and scams.

We will also have a member spotlight by Phyllis Friesen – Director of Marketing, Design Concrete Builders.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Sunnyside Retirement Community (The Highlands) 3935 Sunnyside Drive Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome!

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Joni Runzo, Development Manager at Alzheimer’s Association.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Co-chair – Shelly Lam
Consulate Healthcare

The Grey Wave: Aging in the Valley

It was the biggest story of 2017 for demographers at UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.  The aging of baby boomers is having a stunning effect on all age groups across Virginia and changing communities throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

On Friday, January 19 Jeri Schaff, Executive Director of VPAS and Beth Bland, VPAS Regional Director will explore this population shift with their presentation, “The Grey Wave: Aging in the Valley.” They’ll share growth projections indicating that the population of residents 65 and older is expected to nearly double between 2010 and 2030. In some rural Virginia areas, the population of older adults already exceeds 50%. The​ presentation​ will highlight this data and delve into the implications for our community. Special discussion will focus on community resources, workforce vacancies, caregivers, impacts on business; and older adult access to nutrition, housing, and healthcare.

We will also have a member spotlight by Joni Runzo – Development Manager, Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at VMRC (Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community) in the Detwiler Auditorium, 1501 Virginia Ave, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome!

Download the meeting agenda here.

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Natalie Fitzwater, Director of Business Development at Life Care Center of New Market.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Celebrate the Holidays at Bellaire with the Aging in Place Roundtable

On Friday, December 15th Aging in Place Roundtable members will celebrate the holidays by preparing cards for new members and members who have not attended recently. Bellaire at Stone Port will provide refreshments.

The prize for this month will go to the person who addresses cards for the most people.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at, Bellaire at Stone Port (1684 Port Hills Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801). Visitors are welcome!

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

Co-Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Senior and Not-So-Senior Transition Services

On Friday, November 17 Ben Yoder of Enlisted Auctions will share ideas for how to deal with all the “stuff” our “spouses” have piled into the basement, storage areas, and everywhere else.

We will also have a member spotlight by David Bates with Primary Residential Mortgage is the member spotlight.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Sunnyside Retirement Community (The Highlands) 3935 Sunnyside Drive Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome!

Download the meeting agenda here.

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Jared Troutman with Hess Financial if you are the contest winner.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

Co-Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Tour Woodland Park at VMRC

On Friday October 20th meet at Detwiler Auditorium for a brief meeting followed by a tour of Woodland Park arranged by Regina Schweitzer, VMRC Vice President, Residential Living. “With the buildout of Woodland Park, VMRC is transitioning all long-term care from the traditional nursing home into eight houses. Tour a newly constructed home and hear from the Guide how the staff (Shabazim) provide resident-directed care embracing the Greenhouse home values. These homes will be occupied within the next weeks so don’t miss the opportunity!

Join us from 9:00-10:30am at VMRC (Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community) in the Detwiler Auditorium, 1501 Virginia Ave, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome!

Download the meeting agenda here.

You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Rebekah Carter with Care is There if you are this month’s contest winner.

Also, remember to like our Facebook page Harrisonburg Seniors and share with others!

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce: The Aging in Place Round Table seeks to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

Co-Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423