Senior Center News
Fire and Fall Prevention Program Presented to Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary Senior Center
Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary Senior Center were excited to host a Fire and Fall Safety presentation by their own Dottie Furrow, PRSC driver, and Erin Stehle, PRSC Local Council member, on Wednesday, May 8. Approximately 20 members plus staff benefited from the excellent presentation.
This presentation is part of the follow up to a conference that Erin and Dottie attended in December of last year. The Conference that Erin and Dottie attended was called “Remember When, Fire and Fall Safety Conference” and was held in Boston, MA. Dottie and Erin were able to attend through a grant that Harrisonburg City Fire Department received and partnered with VPAS. The follow up requirements of the grant are to do presentations and also work with individuals in their homes.
Both Centers were very pleased to have Erin and Dottie give the presentation! Thank you Ladies!
Dedi Dean and Ray Shaw, of the Walmart Distribution center, donated wall paint and coordinated volunteers for this wonderful transformation. Rockingham Coop gave generously to us by donating trim paint as well as painting supplies to this process. The United Way Corporate Volunteer Council provided additional volunteers to help finish painting! And an anonymous donor purchased new window treatments for PRSC.
We would also like to offer a huge “THANK YOU!” to Beth Bland for all her time and efforts in coordinating this makeover! We have received very positive feedback from the members and guests about the new look. We invite you to stop by and see the new PRSC!
Price Rotary Senior Center served as a host site for a Senior Health Fair on Monday April 15th. Whitney Meyerhoeffer, with SouthernCare Hospice, coordinated the vendors and publicity for this event.
There were quite a number of vendors this year. Agencies that were represented are as follows: Skyline Terrace, Dutch Haven Assisted Living, Life Care Center of New Market, Bridgewater Retirement Community, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, RMH Wellness Center, Harrisonburg Community Health Center, Erin E. Layman Attorney at Law, Department of Social Services – Adult Protective Services, Cat’s Cradle, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Harrisonburg Recreation Center, Harrisonburg Fire Department.
Although there were only a few outside guests in addition to the 16 PRSC members at the fair, the vendors were positive about the networking time they experienced.
The volunteers packaged and delivered meals in the Harrisonburg area. This “Day of Community Service” event was part of the week long inauguration activities for President Jonathan R. Alger. This volunteer effort sent JMU faculty and staff out into the community to volunteer either a half day or full day with local non-profits.
The celebration will wrap up with an Inaugural Ceremony on March 15.
Deliver Meals to Seniors
Monday and/or Tuesday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Price Rotary Senior Center, 305 Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg
For more information, call our Volunteer Coordinator at 540-383-6855.
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