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On Friday, August 15, Valda Garber-Weider spoke to the Aging in Place Round Table on the topic of caregiver stress. She discussed the different types of stress caregivers face and the strategies and coping mechanisms which are useful to reduce their daily burden.

Valda is the Director of Assisted Living at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) and an educator on memory care.

You can download Valda’s presentation here: Caregiver Stress, Strain and Burden. You can read a summary of the presentation here.

The meeting also featured a “member spotlight” presentation by Jim Maust of Venture Builders, Inc.

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 www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Jim Maust

Venture Builders, Inc.


Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen

Design Concrete Builders, Inc.