Our Stories

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VPAS empowers our older neighbors to lead engaged lives.  In their own words, here's how we're making an impact.


"You have no idea how helpful you were to me and my family today. Here I was, a senior myself, coming to a community where I know no one and unfamiliar to me at all levels - geographically, social, medical, etc.  You made it possible for me to help them in my absence. You were friendly, informative, welcoming and knowledgeable. Plus you made yourself and your agency's resources accessible. I can not thank you enough! God bless you and VPAS." - Relative of a Senior Transportation rider

"I decided to quit driving because I was no longer comfortable behind the wheel.  Having access to VPAS' transportation program gave me another option when family or friends couldn't give me a ride." -Jane

"Getting to the grocery store is a challenge now that I no longer drive.  I'm glad to have this community resource available."  -Mike

"Matter of Balance has helped me to not be afraid of getting older anymore." - MOB participant

"Provided me with tools to develop ideas in moving forward more happily and successfully." - Chronic Disease Self-Management class participant

"Every time the presentation of the meal from the drivers is excellent and respectful.  They are very nice, good people who also check on you to make sure you're doing o.k.  The person who delivers my meal is always very concerned with anything pertaining to my health and welfare." - Meals on Wheels Recipient

"I feel like I have resources that I can tap into and someone who will listen to me and guide me." "Having others around during this isolated time was a major plus." - Confident Caregiver Circle participant

"Meals on Wheels has saved me.  The program is a blessing." - Meals on Wheels Recipient

"Thank you for making more people aware of dementia and for helping educate the public in ways that they too can help people with dementia." - Sondra

"I wish this guide and training had been available when I was caring for my mother with vascular dementia. Following the suggestions in this guide book will make a BIG difference for the caregiver and the person receiving care.” - Dealing with Dementia Workshop participant

"I am so impressed by what you accomplish in our community.  For me, it is a wonderful feeling to know that people's lives are made better through my gifts to VPAS. Thank you for everything you do! " - VPAS donor

" I am a caregiver for my husband who has dementia and other health issues. VPAS has help me more than I can possibly say in a few words." - Sondra

"I appreciate your help so much.  You are now part of the little chain of people that makes my life possible." - VPAS client

"I just finished watching the workshop link you sent.  I can't thank you enough for that tremendously informative and invaluable resource, and the resources detailed from the amazing presenters!!  Wow!  This video is SO helpful and packed with a plethora of priceless, thought-provoking information.  And I really liked that this workshop not only depicted the realm of current aging family but also the arena of all our aging futures and options for consideration encompassing those. I especially enjoyed learning about Valley Village and the wealth of services and vetted vendor care they provide for aging members who live in their own home. ALL the speakers were just fabulous, and I harnessed knowledge and joy from every one of them! Thank you greatly for every single thing, and moment, of your kind assistance in helping us to find a better home for Mom. - Workshop Participant