Senior Center News


BCSC Picnic at Bath Parks and Recreation Pavilion

The BCSC members enjoyed a picnic August 21 at the Bath County Parks and Recreation Pavilion. Members had a delicious packed picnic lunch, followed by a game of corn hole. It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship.





Hot Springs Fire Department Chief Visited BCSC

Hot Springs Fire Department Chief, Robbie Chestnut presented a program on Fire Safety to the members of the Bath Community Senior Center (BCSC) on August 18. He spoke of the importance of fire detectors and gave goodie bags to each member present. His visit was much appreciated and he was thanked for providing the program.





Bath Senior Center Members Completed CDSME-Diabetes Program

Fourteen members of the Bath Community Senior Center completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSME) and the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) on July 28 and received a Certificate of Completion. Participants learned valuable information about Diabetes and how to manage their chronic conditions more effectively and improve their health.

Many thanks to the facilitators of this group, Perlista Henry, BCSC member and VPAS Board member, and Mary Albert, Nutritionist from Bath Community Hospital, as well as Joyce Nussbaum, VPAS Chronic Disease Self Management Education Coordinator for scheduling this workshop.





Bath Community Senior Center hears from Alleghany Community Services Guardianship Director

Alleghany Community Services Guardianship Program Director, Amanda Webb visited the Senior Center July 30. She presented a program on Advance Directives, handed out information and answered member questions. We enjoyed Amanda’s visit and thank her for visiting the Senior Center.





Bath Community Senior Center members complete CDSMP

Fourteen members of the Bath Community Senior Center completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – Diabetes Self-Management on July 28 and received a Certificate of Completion.

Our members learned valuable information about Diabetes and how to manage their chronic condition more effectively and improve their health.

We would like to thank the facilitators of this group, Perlista Henry, BCSC member and VPAS Board member and Mary Albert, Nutritionist from Bath Community Hospital, as well as Joyce Nussbaum, VPAS Chronic Disease Self Management Education Coordinator for scheduling this workshop.





Bath Senior Center Ice Cream Social

The Bath Community Senior Members enjoyed an Ice Cream Social at the center July 24. We were pleased to have six members of the Highland “Golden Oldies” visit and join us for games and ice cream. It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship!





The Talking Book Center Presents Books on Tape to BCSC

Debbie Jacobs and Lisa Eye from the Talking Book Center presented information to the BCSC members about books on tape. Debbie explained the eligibility requirements and demonstrated the ease of using the recorder and tapes. They also left a recorder and tape for the center to use. We thank Debbie and Lisa for visiting BCSC and providing information about this wonderful service.





Kathryn Coit, VPAS Outreach Specialist Visited BCSC

Kathryn Coit, Valley Program for Aging Services Outreach Specialist and Coordinator visited Bath Community Senior Center July 3. She provide eligibility information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and assisted with preliminary screenings. We enjoyed Kathryn’s visit and thank her for providing information on the SNAP program to our members.





Bath Community Senior Center Traveled to Highland Center for Lunch

The Bath Community Senior Center members traveled to Highland County to attend a Senior Luncheon on June 11.

They were welcomed by Harmony Leonard, Highland Service Coordinator and John Deehan, Local Council Chair, as well as the many seniors in attendance. Following a wonderful lunch, an informative program was presented by Sheriff Tim Duff regarding telephone, mail and email scams. Kathryn Coit, VPAS Outreach Specialist spoke about the SNAP program and Laurie Botkin sang several beautiful hymns.

Everyone had a great time of fun, food and fellowship!





BCSC Trip to Wytheville

Thirteen Bath Community Senior Center members and three staff members enjoyed an overnight trip May 21 – 22 to Wytheville, VA, courtesy of The Bath County Parks and Recreation. With an early morning start and a quick stop for lunch, we arrived at the Quality Inn in Wytheville.

After checking in to the hotel, the group went to Walmart and the Dollar Tree, then to dinner at Cracker Barrel. The food was delicious! Once back at the hotel, several members went for a relaxing swim in the indoor pool and hot tub before turning in for the evening.

The next morning, we met for breakfast, packed the suitcases into the buses, and were off to the newly built Goodwill to shop before going to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre to see the matinee “Hairspray.” The musical was wonderful and everyone enjoyed the performance, as well as the four course meal! Many seniors took pictures with the cast after the performance. It was a wonderful trip and was enjoyed by all!






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