Senior Center News
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training is scheduled for May 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the VPAS Corporate office located at 325 Pine Avenue in Waynesboro.
CDSMP Leader Training will also be offered July 11, 12, 18 and 19 at Price Rotary Senior Center, 305 South Dogwood Drive in Harrisonburg.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Leader Training will be held in Staunton for CDSMP Leaders who would like to be cross trained in DSMP. Tentative dates are September 10 and 11.
If you know of anyone interested in becoming a CDSMP or DSMP Leader, please have them contact CDSME Coordinator at 540-829-8567 or email email@example.com.
Leader Registration forms are also available online at http://valleycdsme.com.
“You Can! Live Well!” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Workshops
New Monmouth Presbyterian Church
Wednesdays May 29 – July 3 10:00 – 12:30
2348 Midland Trail, Lexington
Maury River Senior Center will offer “Don’t Be a Victim – Defend Yourself!”, a five-week course in the fundamentals of self-defense. Classes will be taught by Tiffany Lee. Lee has 20 years of martial arts experience, and is certified to teach Systema, a Russian martial art. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4-5pm, beginning May 16 and concluding June 13.
Students in Lee’s classes will learn how to avoid personal attacks, how to react to them if they occur, and how to lessen the likelihood and impact of becoming a victim of physical attacks. The class is open to anyone 13 years or older regardless of fitness level, including those with disabilities; students younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the course.
Registration for the class is required, along with payment of the $25 fee. Registration materials may be obtained by calling MRSC at 261-7474, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited, and the class may be cancelled for insufficient enrollment.
Maury River Senior Center is located at 2137 Magnolia Avenue, Buena Vista. Questions about “Don’t Be a Victim – Defend Yourself!” or any other Senior Center program or service should be directed to center director Jeri Schaff at 261-7474 or email@example.com.
The Mobile Information Station is a service of Valley Program for Aging Services to bring information about resources, and benefits to Rockbridge hometowns for residents aged 60 and older. VPAS Outreach Coordinator Debbie Branham, accompanied by Maury River Senior Center staff, will visit the following locations in May. MIS hours at all locations are 10am until 2pm; no appointment is needed.
Wednesday, May 15 Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge Baths
Tuesday, May 21 Kerrs Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Thursday, May 23 Rockbridge Regional Library Headquarters, Lexington
Tuesday, May 28 Glasgow Public Library
Anyone who would like additional information about the Mobile Information Station, or organizations who would like to consider hosting the MIS in their community are urged to call Branham at 540-460-8312 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first evening activity designed for those 60 and older will begin at Maury River Senior Center this month. The Western Dance Party Series is a beginning class in Country and Western couples dancing. Absolutely no experience is necessary.
The class will cover favorite dances such as the Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and Country Polka. The emphasis will be on the basic steps and, especially, having a good time.
The parties will take place at Maury River Senior Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm, beginning May 15. Volunteer instructors will be Karen and Tom Whaley, who have enjoyed Western couples dancing for years. The Whaleys emphasize that singles as well as couples are welcome to join the class.
The Western Dance Party Series is open to all area residents 60 and older, and is offered free of charge; freewill donations to support MRSC programs will be appreciated. Participants will be asked to complete a very short information form to qualify the activity under federal funding standards.
Maury River Senior Center is located at 2137 Magnolia Avenue, Buena Vista. Questions about the Western Dance Party Series or any other Senior Center program or service should be directed to center director Jeri Schaff at 261-7474 or email@example.com.
The Valley Program for Aging Services recently announced a Chronic Disease Self Management Education (CDSME) workshop for the Buena Vista-Lexington-Rockbridge region.
New Monmouth Presbyterian Church
Wednesdays May 29 through July 3 10:00 – 12:30
2342 W. Midland Trl
To Register call Maury River Senior Center 540 261-7474
Please contact CDSME Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-820-9567 if you would like to plan workshop in your area.
The dates of the Mobile Information Station schedule are as follows:
April 17th-Rockbridge Baths Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge Baths-No MIS
April 25th-Rockbridge Regional Library, Lexington-No MIS
The revised schedule will resume in May. If you would like to schedule an appointment for resource information, please contact the Maury River Senior Center at (540) 261-7474.
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