I Promised I Never Would…

On Friday September 15th, Shelly Lam, Lead Liaison with Consulate Health Care, will reveal the often misunderstood structure of the transition to a long term care or skilled nursing facility.

We will also have a member spotlight by Jared Troutman, Financial Advisor from Loomis Wealth Management.

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.

Theresa with Interim HealthCare will be providing the gift for our “trivia question” contest this month.

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

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Removing Barriers to Rehab

On Friday, August 18, 2017, John Jackson from the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) will share information about rehabilitative services for adults with a focus on those who are 50 and older.

We will also have a member spotlight by Anthony Crosen with Blue Ridge 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!

Download the meeting agenda here.

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

Transportation Challenges and Solutions

On Friday, July 21 Rebekah Carter, Care is There Geriatric Care Management, will present information about transportation options for older adults in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Dawn Shull, Transportation Coordinator for Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS), will share about the challenges and successes of the VPAS program and Joyce Nussbaum, VPAS Health and Wellness Coordinator, will present information about a new initiative being explored by the Harrisonburg, Rockingham Healthy Community Council. Presentations will be followed by discussion and brainstorming to identify additional challenges and solutions regarding transportation for older adults.

There will not be any member spotlight this month.

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 Lee Croteau with VBS Mortgage if you are wearing the most patriotic outfit.

Download the meeting agenda here.

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 https://harrisonburgseniors.wordpress.com/category/aging-in-place-round-table-meetings/

Contact Information:

Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

Co-Chair – Randy Atkins
Valley Care Management
540.433.9423

Home Health Care Services Panel Discussion

Learn from a panel of home help service providers who have been selected to share the different services and approaches that are available from businesses in the home help category. The panel will include representatives from Care Is There, Sentara Home Care Services, Interim HealthCare and First Choice Health and Hospice.

We will also have a member spotlight by Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce – www.hrchamber.org.

Join us Friday June 16 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 Natalie Fitzwater and Life Care Center of New Market for the person with living relatives who have been married the longest.

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

Download the meeting agenda here.

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

Home Help Care Services

Learn from a panel of home help service providers who have been selected to share the different services and approaches that are available from businesses in the home help category.

Join us Friday May 19 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 Robbie Franklin of First Choice Home Health and Hospice. 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

Valley Program for Aging Services: Case Management Strategies in Real Life Scenarios

On Friday, Karen Barnes, Case Manager with Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) will  present a scenario of an older person that thought they had planned well and then had a crisis. She will walk through available resources and share how VPAS helps older adults and their families navigate aging services.

We will also have a member spotlight by Cindy Dove of Dove Development and Consulting www.dove-development.net.

Join us Friday April 21 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 Melissa Green of Living Waters Senior Care. 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

Leadership Tips to Empower a Diverse Team

On Friday, March 17th, Melissa Green will discuss leadership in her presentation “Aspire to Inspire.” She will share important skills needed to motivate a diverse group and empower them to be successful by elevating a team’s level of confidence. Her current roles include Chief Clinical Officer and Partner to Trio Healthcare as well as CEO and Owner of Pony Senior Care LLC.

We will also have a member spotlight by Elizabeth Swider of Care Is There.

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

To win the contest this month you’ll need to plan ahead! Check your closets and search for your green clothing. You’ll have a chance to win a prize donated by Victoria Smith of Bellaire at Stone Port if you wear the most green to the meeting.

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

Tips on Working with Seniors and Their “Stuff” During Times of Transition

On Friday, February 17th Kathryn McMillan, Owner of Clutter Conversions, LLC will be our educational speaker. She will share many insightful tips and experiences in her presentation, “How to Work with Seniors During the Transition Process.” She will discuss ways to handle the mental and emotional challenges of this type of transition in addition to the basics of sorting, boxing, and tossing items that may be sentimental.

We will also have a member spotlight by Melissa Green of Pony Senior Care.

The winner for our contest this month will receive a prize donated by Randy Atkins of Valley Care Management!

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!

Don’t forget to like our page on Facebook!

Download the meeting agenda here.

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

Safety first! Learn about a new fall prevention program in our area.

On Friday, January 20th Joyce Nussbaum from Valley Program for Aging Services will enlighten us about a new program they are offering called “A Matter of Balance.” It focuses on ways you can help prevent falls for yourself, a loved one, or a client.

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

The meeting will also feature a “member spotlight” presentation by Jamie Eanes from Meals 4 Home.

The winner of our monthly contest will have a chance to win a prize donated by Team Nurse!

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at Hburg Seniors!

Download the meeting agenda here.

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

Networking and Sending Roundtable Invitations for the New Year!

On Friday, December 16th as a group we will be sending holiday cards to individuals and businesses in our community that you feel would be a good asset to the AIP roundtable. Bring your favorite pen and ideas of who to invite! We’ll provide cards, pamphlets, and stamps to send greetings and invitations for people to join us in the new year. We will not have a speaker or member spotlight this month so there will be extra time for networking.

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

Want to win a prize this month? Prepare the most cards during the meeting and you’ll take home the prize donated by Steve Flora of Blue Ridge Insurance Services!

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 Adkins
Valley Care Management
540.298.0054 Ext. 102