Gypsy Hill Place: An independent living community

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Gypsy Hill Place LogoGypsy Hill Place is an independent living community located in the renovated R.E. Lee High School. The building features 62 living units that are available in studio, one bedroom or two bedrooms. All of their units are available for lease and include all of the amenities (see services offered below) as well as the standard features of climate control, full kitchen, washer and dryer, and emergency call system.

Each of the residential units are renovated classrooms; other spaces in the building have also been converted to serve residents. Gypsy Hill Place’s Winter Garden is located in the old gymnasium, with the adjacent spaces converted to become the dining room and community room. The dining room is operated by Now You’re Cooking, LLC, a catering service that provides restaurant quality food to the Gypsy Hill Residents.

Read more about the services and amenities available at the Gypsy Hill Place profile page on Care is There.

For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central VirginiaAging in Place, Resources for Central Virginia – Staunton Virginia.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Team Spotlight – Charlotte Drummond

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Care is There Geriatric Care Management is operated by a group of like-minded people whose goal is to provide quality care and access to the necessary resources. Every month, we’re shining the light on the people who make Care is There what it is – a group united by that common goal.

Our fourth installment of Team Spotlight features Charlotte Drummond, our bookkeeper, who also offers personal assistant services and Quickbooks/Quicken coaching. But her list of accomplishments doesn’t end there; she is also the mind behind Framestone Solutions, LLC. We sat down with her to ask her about juggling these responsibilities and working with Care is There.

How long have you been working at Care is There?

Since August 2012.

What do you do at Care is There?

Payroll and bookkeeping.

What is the most satisfying thing about working at Care is There?

Supporting caregivers in their important work​.

What sort of personal assistant services do you provide?

I’m like a private bookkeeper and secretary. Usually, I help with reviewing and paying bills, balancing checkbooks, scheduling appointments, managing special projects (like getting a house ready to sell). There’s a wild variety of tasks that may pop up that clients either can’t or don’t want to do!​

How often do you hold coaching sessions for Quickbooks/Quicken?

I currently have two regular Quicken coaching clients who like me to come by either weekly or a couple of times a month. They appreciate the results of getting their financial transactions recorded but pretty much hate the process! It’s easier when someone is there to lend a hand.

How would someone contact you to arrange for personal assistant services and/or Quickbooks/Quicken coaching?

Email me at CharlotteDrummond@gmail.com or call me at 434-962-4799​.

What sort of services do you offer through Framestone Solutions, LLC?

Household administration/personal assistance services, trust and estate administration, bill-paying and checkbook reconciliations, personal financial coaching, household and office organization.

Read Charlotte’s profile at CareisThere.com or meet the entire team on our “Team” page.

For more articles like this, see: News and Events, Team Spotlight.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Attorney at Law: Linda D. Elliott

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Linda ElliottLinda D. Elliott is an attorney with the firm Miller, Earle & Shanks, PLLC. Linda is a certified Guardian ad litem for the elderly, and enjoys working with and protecting elder clients. Linda’s personal experience assisting her elderly mother-in-law increased her understanding of how to work with individuals who have dementia or are elderly. Linda also worked as a loan officer for 4 years for a mortgage company and is familiar with all aspects of buying, selling and mortgaging real estate. 

When Linda is not working as an attorney, she enjoys giving back to the community. She was a Boy Scout Leader and Troop Treasurer for seven years when her boys were in scouts (they are both Eagle Scouts) and continues to teach Personal Management to Boy Scouts. She is also active in Relay for Life, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, where she was a Team Captain for five years for her Boy Scout Troop and Committee Member for three years.

Learn more about Linda D. Elliott at Care is There.

For more articles like this, see: Legal and Financial, Resources for Central Virginia, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Diseases of the Brain – What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

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On Friday, April 17, 2015, Trish Caruana, MSW, will be speaking about “Prime of Life Neurodegenerative Diseases – What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.” Caruana has her Master’s in Social Work and is the Executive Vice President of Education and Support of the organization CurePSP.

In her presentation, she will highlight three rare brain diseases that are often mistaken for Parkinson’s disease. These neurodegenerative diseases hit in the prime of life, when most people are leading very active lives and looking forward to more time with family and exploring interests that may have been postponed. You will leave this presentation with a knowledge of these diseases that be critical for a loved one or yourself.

Our member spotlight this month with be by Eric Barkey with Barkey Trust Services, LLC.

The winner of our contest for the month of April will receive a prize based on their picks from last month’s March Madness bracket! Many thanks to Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community for donating the prize!

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! Look for the signs and bring a guest!

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 – Jim Maust
Venture Builders, Inc.
540.434.7927

Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

ClaimJockey – Insurance Claim Company

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ClaimJockey is an independent insurance claim company that specializes in filing long-term care insurance claims. Their claims experts act as a bridge between the policyholder and the long-term care insurance company, working with the policyholder, his or her spouse, children, attorney, tax advisor and care provider. ClaimJockey’s goal is to help policyholders understand their policies, make informed decisions based on the benefits to which they are entitled and provide straightforward answers.

In addition to their claims experts, they have also prepared a guide to filing long-term insurance claims.
You can download it here: How to File a Successful Long Term Care Insurance Claim.

Contact ClaimJockey for your free consultation or read their full profile at Care is There.

For more articles like this, see: Care for the Caregiver, Resources for Kansas City, Legal and Financial, Resources for Central Virginia.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Team Spotlight – Jenny Ragsdale

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Care is There Geriatric Care Management is operated by a group of like-minded people whose goal is to provide quality care and access to the necessary resources. Every month, we’re shining the light on the people who make Care is There what it is – a group united by that common goal.

Our third installment our Team Spotlight features the beautiful and talented Jenny Ragsdale, a Lifestyle Coordinator with a passion for helping clients with communication, organization, independence, health and happiness.

How long have you been working at Care is There?

“I started at the beginning of 2013, so just two years.  It feels like more! In a good way.”

What do you do at Care is There?

“I am a Lifestyle Coordinator. Aside from backing up a couple of people, I have one client.”

What is the most satisfying thing about working at Care is There?

“I love the autonomy and flexibility. I feel completely supported by Elizabeth, Wendy and the Care Is There team, but I also feel like I make my own schedule and have the freedom to take care of my client as her needs arise.”

Read Jenny’s profile at The Care is There or meet the entire team on our “Team” page.

For more articles like this, see: News and Events, Team Spotlight.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

It’s Visitor Day! Plus, Learn The Secret To Keeping Your Back Healthy.

On Friday, March 20, 2015 Dr. David Glazer, of Nieder Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, will educate us in his presentation entitled “Preserving the Spine: A Fundamental Approach”.

Dr. David Glazer is a Chiropractor in Harrisonburg, VA. His background as a massage therapist and the incorporation of functional rehabilitation into his treatments has allowed him to help many patrons of The Valley.

It is no secret that spinal pain, in particularly of the lower back, affects more than 80% of the population. What seems to be a “secret” is how to prevent spinal pain and what we can do to preserve our spine as we age. We will explore predisposing factors to spinal pain and fundamentals of function, fitness, and food in our discussion of unraveling some “secrets”.

You can download Dr. Glazer’s Presentation here: Preserving The Spine

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Sunnyside Retirement Community (The Highlands) 3935 Sunnyside Drive Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome – look for the signs! Bring a friend who may benefit from the roundtable!

The meeting will also feature a “member spotlight” presentation by Charity Shahan, Financial Representative, of Northwestern Mutual.

Download and print the meeting agenda here: Aging In Place Meeting Agenda March 2015.

Our prize this month will be to the person who brings the most guests to our meeting! Senior Helpers has kindly offered to donate a prize for the winner.

April’s Contest:

  • Between the March and April meetings we’re having a March Madness Contest! Brackets must be picked and turned in at March meeting. Pick all games to the final and also pick the final score of the final game. You may print any bracket from a simple internet search to print and bring with you or we will have blank brackets for you at March meeting.
  • Rules and Tiebreakers: Entries that pick the winning team will be winners. Tiebreakers will be used in this order until one winner remains:
    • Pick Winner (must be present at April meeting)
    • Pick Opponent
    • Closest to Winner Score
    • Closest to Loser Score
    • Picked most Final 4 teams.
    • Picked most Elite 8 teams,
    • Can use further rounds if necessary.

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 – Jim Maust
Venture Builders, Inc.
540.434.7927

Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Old Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics

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Old Dominion LogoOld Dominion OfficeOld Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics provides prosthetics and orthotics to members of the Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg communities. Their practitioners work closely with physicians, therapists, family and the patient in an effort to ensure that care arrives on schedule, and that the patient has a complete understanding of his or her prosthesis or orthosis.

Old Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics practitioners are certified by the American Board of Certification. They attend continuing education courses to stay abreast of the changes and advances in prosthetics and orthotics. In addition, they attend scientific symposiums throughout the world, such as the annual American Orthotic and Prosthetic National Assemblies, so that the practitioners know which new devices are available, and how to use them.

For more details, read the full profile of Old Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics on CareisThere.com.

For more articles like this, see: Aging in Place, Assistive Technology, Resources for Central Virginia, Resources for Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Team Spotlight – Desiree White

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Desiree WhiteCare is There Geriatric Care Management is operated by a group of like-minded people whose goal is to provide quality care and access to the necessary resources. We want to shine the light on the people who make Care is There what it is – a group united by that common goal.

Our second installment in this shinning feature is a woman works tirelessly to introduce new communities and areas to Care is There – Outreach Champion, Desiree White.

How long have you been working at Care is There?

“I have been working with Care is There since September 2014.”

What do you do at Care is There?

“I am the Outreach Champion. I market all areas, including Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Augusta County, and any new opportunities Elizabeth and I feel fit with the company purpose.”

What is the most satisfying thing about working at Care is There?

“The most satisfying part of working for Care is There is meeting people with common goals and seeing what they do to help their clients age with grace. It’s fascinating and eye opening when you realize how much goes into care for the aging generation.”

Read Desiree’s profile at The Care is There or meet the entire team on our “Team” page.

For more articles like this, see: News and Events, Team Spotlight.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Fail Safe Leadership For Serving the 50+ Population

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On Friday, February 20th, Jorge Gutierrez will discuss leadership and its impact on companies and organizations that are serving the aging population.

“Leadership is the hottest topic in business today. Fail-Safe Leadership advances a results-based definition of leadership. It demonstrates how it’s possible to grow leaders quickly, and how to align every individual’s work effort directly to the company’s vision and strategic plan, in order to improve a company’s bottom line. Leadership means different things to many people; often mistaken by management which brings a completely different set of skills into consideration.”

Gutierrez has served as the CEO for the BMOC GROUP since November 2011 and is an accomplished and experienced Executive Coach, Business Coach, Leadership Development Coach, Trainer and Consultant. He retired honorably from the Armed Forces and transitioned into the private sector for leadership positions.

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 architect Charles Hendricks of the award winning firm, The Gaines Group, PLC. Charles is committed to creating “buildings, businesses, and homes that are healthy, energy-efficient, and durable.”

Our contest this month is the person who has parents or grandparents (living or deceased) that have been or were married the longest. The winner this month will receive a prize donated by Home Instead Senior Care.

Download the meeting agenda here: Aging In Place Agenda 0215

Download information about Fail Safe Leadership here: Fail Safe Leadership by Jorge Gutierrez

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 – Jim Maust
Venture Builders, Inc.
540.434.7927

Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

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