Recreation

 

 

Pickers and Singers

Maury River’s longest-running activity is back with a bang! If you play a guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro, banjo or ukulele or enjoy singing along, this group is for you. You don’t need to read music or remember the words, just be able to follow along.   

Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Maury River Senior Services, Buena Vista

Register here or call 540.261.7474.

 

Quilters

Miss being able to quilt with friends? Always wanted to learn? Join the Quilters on Wednesdays at 1:00pm for group projects to create art, enjoy the fellowship, and continue an old hobby or start a new one.

Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Maury River Senior Services, Buena Vista

Register here or call 540.261.7474.

 

Western Line Dancing

We've got something to get you moving on Monday mornings! Tom and Karen Whaley will be leading and teaching various styles of country dancing. They already lead and instruct line dancing classes in the Kendal at Lexington fitness center, and are excited to bring the experience to VPAS and the community.

Mondays beginning Jan. 30, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Maury River Senior Services, Buena Vista

Register here or call 540.261.7474.

 

Laugh and Learn

Who says learning can't be fun?  For English language learning (ELL) adults 60 years and older, here's an immersive way to learn English while having a good time and connecting with others in the community.  Participate in Tai Chi, exercise, art, games, socialization and more! We're offering this 6-week series of classes in partnership with Church World Services.  All are welcome.

Wednesdays beginning Feb. 1 - March 8, 2023, 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Lucy Simms Continuing Education Center, Harrisonburg

Register by Jan. 30 calling 540.433.7942 or visiting in person at 250 E. Elizabeth St. #102, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

 

Billiards Club

Come and enjoy a casual game of pool at the Waynesboro Cafe Game Room! Every first Thursday of the month, the Cafe will open the game room from 11-1 to all adults 60 years and over in the local area who’d like some additional time to meet and socialize with other members. 

In addition to billiards being a much beloved pastime, it also brings many benefits to those who play; it enhances focus/concentration, contributes to flexibility, is a gentle form of exercise, and may diminish stress and signs of depression.

Every first Thursday of the month beginning Feb. 2, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Waynesboro Senior Services VPAS Cafe Game Room, Waynesboro, Va - Register here or call 540.942.1838 ext 110

 

Good Heart Art - Virtual on Zoom

Facilitated by Kathy Guisewite, VPAS Caregiver Outreach Coordinator, each Good Heart Art session will offer participants life encouragements, guided art projects, and the chance to connect with other ‘creatives’. Artistic expression is a wonderful resource to keep our minds sharp, our spirits up, and new friendships growing! Supply lists will be offered in advance of each session so participants may gather what is needed in advance. Participants may register for all sessions or specific ones that are of particular interest.This self-care program is open to anyone 60 years old and older who believes creating arts and crafts is uplifting and fun!  This is a no-pressure, come-as-you-are, art venture!  All skill levels welcomed!

  • Feb. 15, 2023 - 2:00-3:30 p.m.  - Caring for our Multifaceted Hearts (Mixed media) - Register here or call 540.615.5341

 

  • March 15 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. - Seeds of Hope (Watercolors and pen and ink) - Register here or call 540.615.5341

 

Who Am I? Genealogy 101

Have you ever wondered about who you are?  What are your roots?  Did your family really come over on the Mayflower?  Is George Washington really your uncle?  If you're curious, then this might be the right starting point for you.  The Genealogical Society of Augusta County is presenting a one hour session on what resources are available and the basics of genealogy research.

Feb. 22, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fishersville Library, Fishersville, Va - Register here or call 540.942.1838 ext 110

 

Opening Minds Through Art Volunteer Training

Do you enjoy socializing in an encouraging atmosphere?  Do you appreciate bright colors, creativity, and fun?  This experience might just be for you!!

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is a person-centered arts program that pairs people living with dementia and other cognitive concerns (artists) with volunteers (students, families, caregivers) who are trained to rely on imagination instead of memory and focus on remaining strengths instead of lost skills. OMA enables people with dementia to assume new roles as artists and teachers as they create beautiful artwork. OMA has been widely replicated.  OMA welcomes all skill levels and offers artistic success through the creation of abstract art.  All materials are provided. Kathy Guisewite, Caregiver Outreach Coordinator, will facilitate these sessions.  There is room for 6 artists who will be paired with 6 volunteers.

This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for adults who appreciate artistic expression and supporting people with various cognitive concerns through planned and guided art sessions.  Must be available for the training session  on Feb 21 and the art sessions from 10-12:30 on Feb. 28, March 7, March 14, March 21.

Feb. 21, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 P.M. at the VPAS office in Harrisonburg

Register here or call 540.615.5341

 

Opening Minds Though Art

Do you enjoy socializing in an encouraging atmosphere?  Do you appreciate bright colors, creativity, and fun?  This experience might just be for you!!

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is a person-centered arts program that pairs people living with dementia and other cognitive concerns (artists) with volunteers (students, families, caregivers) who are trained to rely on imagination instead of memory and focus on remaining strengths instead of lost skills. OMA enables people with dementia to assume new roles as artists and teachers as they create beautiful artwork. OMA has been widely replicated.  OMA welcomes all skill levels and offers artistic success through the creation of abstract art.  All materials are provided. Kathy Guisewite, Caregiver Outreach Coordinator, will facilitate these sessions.  There is room for 6 artists who will be paired with 6 volunteers.

OMA art sessions are from 10-12:30 on Feb. 28, March 7, March 14, March 21 - VPAS office in Harrisonburg

Register here or call 540.615.5341

 

Drums Alive

We're using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience. Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. The result is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially!

Every Monday starting April 3, 2023, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.- Waynesboro Senior Services, VPAS Cafe Space - Waynesboro, Va

Register here or call 540.942.1838 x110

 

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