Senior Center News
Location: Warm Springs Days: Mon, Wed, Thurs, flex Tues
Hours per Week: up to 26/wk Hours: 8:30a.m – 4:30p.m
Closing Date: December 18 Pay: up to $13.00/hour
RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages daily operations of the Senior Center; responsible for planning, developing, scheduling and implementing Senior Center programs; identifies, arranges, and publicizes socialization and medical transportation through management of a grant funded transportation program. Possibility to add Service Coordination responsibilities at a later date of up to 6 hours per week to include: ensures that individuals and their caregivers receive information on services available in the community and are connected to VPAS services such as Meals on Wheels through a home visit and comprehensive assessment using the VA Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI) when appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in Human Services field or equivalent experience, with 1-2 years working with persons 60 years and older preferred. Experience in activity/program development for older adults, group facilitation, and public speaking; knowledge of local community resources; strong verbal, written communication, assessment, organizational, problem solving and supervisory skills; and ability to work independently.
TO APPLY: Submit resume with cover letter detailing experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position by 12/18, 4:30p.m. to: Jennifer Chestnut, Chief Administrative Officer, email@example.com, or P.O. Box 817, Waynesboro, VA 22980.
Satisfactory criminal background check, must have reliable transportation, driver’s license, proof of vehicle registration/insurance, and DMV record check required. EOE.
Two nights before Halloween, there was a gathering of five talented story tellers sharing spooky tales to all who dared attend. The room at the library was dimly lit and ghosts and goblins lurked in every corner as rats ran up the walls.
This was one of the most enjoyable programs Highland Second Wind has offered this whole year.
The beautiful home and farm of Tim and Terry Duff was the perfect setting for the fun, food, games, held from 11am-4pm on Saturday the 12th. Sheriff Tim Duff enlisted volunteers to help with the apple butter making that went on all day, while others helped at the fishing pond, corn hole games, hay wagon rides, and silent auction.
The Valley Program for Aging Services transportation van shuttled people from Monterey to the farm and back all day; riders were entertained with a “historical” narration by volunteer John Deehan while en route.
Each year the silent auction is very popular and this year, along with other donations, raised over $900.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, volunteers for Highland Second Wind joined members of Stonewall Ruritan Club to host a pancake dinner to benefit Meals on Wheels in Highland County. Preparations began in the afternoon to offer pancakes, sausage, and sausage gravy to a steady stream of diners.
By 8:30pm, with the last pots scrubbed, the crew was tired but all agreed it was fun and successful with $1,000 raised for Highland County Meals on Wheels.
An unexpected change in leadership at Bath Community Senior Center has created the need to recruit a new center director.
Susan Loan, who accepted the center director position at BCSC on Oct. 31 and was to join the center on Nov. 11, announced on Nov. 8 that she was no longer interested in the position. Former BCSC Director Laurie Altieri left her position on Nov. 7.
Longstanding and dedicated BCSC Substitute Director Nancy Johnson will direct and lead the denter until a new director is in place. Recruitment for a new director will begin soon.
Bath Community Senior Center Director Laurie Altieri, who joined VPAS on Sept. 12, announced her resignation on Oct. 23. Recruitment for a new director started immediately following Laurie’s resignation notice. On Oct. 31, Susan Loan, who previously interviewed for the BCSC director position, was selected to join VPAS and BCSC as its new director.
Susan will begin her directorship at BCSC on Nov. 11.
We are excited to have Susan join VPAS and BCSC.
We also wish Laurie well in her future endeavors.
- Kicking Off a Healthy and Fit October at Bath Community Senior Center
- Highland Kitchen Welcomes New Substitute Kitchen Assistant
- Highland Seniors Honored by Ruritans
- Second Wind Float in Highland County Fair
- Preserving the Harvest Program at Second Wind
- Highland Seniors Traveled to West Virginia
- Highland Second Wind Fund Raiser at the Fiddlers Convention
- CDSME Workshop Registration Available Online
- Fly Fishing Workshop
- Gentle Chair Yoga Very Popular for Highland Second Wind