News and Upcoming Events

VPAS Confident Caregiver Online Mini Retreats - June: Haiku and You - Thursdays, June 11, 18, 25, 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Sometimes, just putting a few words on paper can help to clear our minds, re-engage more positive outlooks, and revive our spirits. Participants will be guided in the art of writing haiku. Each week, we will individually create three haiku that focus on the following elements: naming truth, honoring grace, and giving thanks. We may also write some collective haiku! With caregivers in mind, this session will be offered as a quiet space in which to relax, meet other caregivers online, and build a reserve of confidence by way of words and creativity. Supplies: Pen/Pencil and paper, something refreshing to drink, and the ability to connect to the internet.  Call 615-5341 to register or register online.


Great Community Give - Wednesday, June 24 - sunrise to sunset from your device

Great Community Give is a sunrise to sunset day of online giving on June 24, 2020. It is one special day when everyone in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is asked to make a donation and show support for their local nonprofit organizations that contribute so much to our great community. Together, we can show our generosity and collectively make a significant impact on our area.

Your gifts to VPAS on this day will benefit our Meals on Wheels program to fight senior hunger and isolation in our area. Since older adults began to shelter in place in March, demand for Meals on Wheels has increased dramatically. Your donation will help keep these neighbors safe and healthy.

Stay tuned for details on how you can make a donation easily from the comfort of your own home!


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.

Afternoon Tea - POSTPONED - check back for more information - hosted by the Waynesboro / Augusta Women's Club to benefit Valley Program for Aging Services, April 25, 2020, 2-4 pm at Bridge Christian Church (1275 Goose Creek Road, Fishersville, VA.  Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased by April 18.  For reservations contact Corinne at 540-885-0651.

Confident Caregiver Circle - POSTPONED Workshop meets at Generations Crossing in Harrisonburg every  other Tuesday morning March 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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.

Register here or call (540) 615-5341.

Take Charge of Your Health!  Exercise, pain prevention, and chronic disease management workshops forming now. 

See the new schedule of health and wellness classes here.

Check out the schedule at a senior center near you.