News and Upcoming Events

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 Jan. 29 show, featuring special guest and VPAS Executive Director, Jeri Schaff.


Intro to Funerals and Burials with Sarah Morton, Elder Services Attorney at Blue Ridge Legal Services - Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Staunton Senior Center, Staunton

Sarah Morton will provide an overview of funerals and burials. Learn how to plan in advance for yourself or make arrangements for a loved one; discuss the roles of family, friends, faith leaders, funeral homes, and cemeteries; learn how the law impacts this inevitable part of our lives; and get ideas on how to ease the burden on your loved ones by planning in advance. Register Here.

Aging with Confidence: Money Talks - Tuesday July 11, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. - Maury River Senior Center, Buena Vista

Financial planning for retirement with Christy Harris, Financial Advisor.  Register here.


Aging with Confidence: Volunteer Fair - Thurs., August 15th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm - Maury River Senior Center, Buena Vista

Volunteer Fair with Holly Otsby, Outreach Coordinator for Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.  Register here.


Aging with Confidence: Remaining at Home - Thurs., August 22,  4:00 p.m. -5:00 pm - Maury River Senior Center, Buena Vista

Presented by: Paula Ford of Valley Associates for Independent Living, Inc. (VAIL).  Register here. 


Aging with Confidence: Becoming Dementia Friendly - Thursday, September 12, 4:00-5:00 pm - Maury River Senior Center, Buena Vista 

Presneted by: Laura Hotinger, VPAS Director of Senior Services in Buena Vista, Lexington, Rockbridge, and Bath Co.  Register here.


The Confident Caregiver: A Family Caregiver Conference - Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - JMU Festival Center, Harrisonburg

A day of empowerment for family caregivers, featuring sessions on health management, caregiver burnout, managing the costs of caring for a loved one, the legal aspects of caregiving, and much more.  Keynote speaker is the very engaging Loretta Veney, motivational speaker and author of Being My Mom's Mom and Refreshment for the Caregiver's Spirit.  Also features a resource fair.  Shuttle service from dedicated parking area provided, so no parking issues.  Come with your questions and leave feeling confident and refreshed!  No cost, but registration is required.  Register here or call 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.