News and Upcoming Events

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Chair Yoga with Tommy 

Gentle exercise from the comfort of home. Chair yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support.  It can reduce stress, improve balance and mental clarity, and promote relaxation.  All you need is a chair and an internet connection for this peaceful exercise session.  Access pre-recorded classes here to participate from the comfort of your own home.

 

 

 

Confident Caregiver Circle Group (Virtual)

 
Every Tuesday, Nov. 10 - Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meet fellow caregivers on the same journey as you.  Designed to provide education and support for caregivers of adults 60 and older. One hour sessions are free with completed paperwork. Share ideas, concerns, and questions.  Learn about new opportunities that will help you take better care of yourself and your loved one.  Topics include: stress management, dealing with difficult emotions (including partner emotions), communications skills building, physical activity and preventing injury, healthy eating and medication management, planning for the future, and more.

Call 540-615-5341 or register here.

 

VPAS Confident Caregiver Online Fall Mini Retreat (Virtual) - Thursdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

It's that cozy time of year.  Let's put on our favorite socks, make a cup of tea and have some fun with fall arts and crafts. We'll do a bit of doodling, a tad of printmaking, and toss in some watecolors.  A supply list will be provided upon registration but some basics include: watercolor paints, brushes, watercolor paper, thin lined black sharpie or other pen, scissors, glue, and leaves.  This will be the last mini-retreat until the new year.

Join this group of creative caregivers as we have fun, chat, and design little works of art that bring us joy! 

  • Take some time to be refreshed through creativity.
  • Meet some new friends who are also caregivers.

Internet access will be needed!  

Sessions facilitated by: Kathy Guisewite, Caregivers Community Network Coordinator  Call 615-5341 or register online.

 

Dementia Friends Workshop (Virtual) - Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Attend this one-hour informational session to learn the five key messages about dementia, what it's like to live with the disease, and how to turn your understanding into action that supports people living with dementia.  Call 540-615-5341 or register here.

 

Dealing With Dementia (Virtual)

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A family caregiver workshop designed to help you understand dementia, deal with problem behaviors, handle stress and find more time for yourself.

Nov. 18 workshop: Call 540-615-5341 or register here.

 

Issues in Aging Radio Show - 4th Monday of each month, WSVA 550 AM or 92.1 FM at 9:15 AM

Hosted by VPAS Director of Senior Services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Beth Bland.
Listen to a podcast of the Feb. 24, 2020 show here.

 
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