UNLEASH THE POWER OF AGE
The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) is a non profit organization that provides high quality services and opportunities that enhance the dignity and independence of seniors and promote their contributions to the community.
Agency services are designed to assist older persons who wish to stay in their own homes, to provide information for seniors and their families, to protect individuals living in long term care residences, and to facilitate staying active and provide community service.
Join SAAA in one or more of the many activities planned to celebrate Older Americans Month this May. Click on Services below and the Active Living Center (ALC) in your county to view the special activities and menu at each ALC. Click Here to View the Carnival Flyer, SAAA's Regional Observance of Older Americans Month. You may also click on Older Americans Month in the heading to view the media release with more details about SAAA's observance of Older Americans Month.
In photo above, Dr. Dale Schulz answers questions from attendees at the TRIAD Conference.
Recently, seniors spent a productive morning at the Elks Lodge in Front Royal. Sheriff Danny McEathron welcomed everyone and the non-stop informative sessions began. Topics included the importance of wills presented by attorney Phillip Griffin and Veterans' Benefits presented by Jeremy Shipp. Also on the program were Ernie Canivale, Executive Director of Blue Ridge Hospice sharing information about their many services. Dr. Dale Schulz spoke about Healthy Aging and Carol King shared information about the Mediterranean Diet and lowering your blood pressure with the DASH diet. The Warren County Sheriff's Department demonstrated the effectiveness of Project Lifesaver - an electronic tracking system to locate someone with dementia who has wandered away.
In between speakers, there were short breaks to visit the informative tables provided by area businesses and organizations. Click here to check out the pictures taken that day. Click here to see a second page of photos. And, there were so many door prize drawings for wonderful prizes including 3 $50 Gift Cards to Cracker Barrel Restaurant donated by Turner Robertshaw Funeral Home. Boxed lunches, prepared by McAllisters were provided by BestCare Home Care.
The best advice from this year's free TRIAD Event is "Don't Miss Next Year's; it will be even better."
Mayor Elizabeth Minor visits with Meals on Wheels recipient Edith Carter as part of SAAA's Mayors for Meals Celebration on March 20, 2013. The local observance was included in The Meals on Wheels Association of America's annual day set aside for Mayors across the nation to deliver meals to homebound persons. Click on the link above to view WHAG's Feature Coverage from March 20.
Date: Meeting Monday July 1, 2013
Time: 10 AM
Location: SAAA Main Office