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
Bath Senior Center
Mondays May 6 through June 17
212 Warm Springs Drive, Warm Springs
To register call 540-839-5604
Monterey Presbyterian Church
Thursdays July 11 – August 15 9:00 – 11:30
Spruce Street, Monterey
540-468-3300 or 540-468-3001
Millboro BCH Clinic – tentative
Thursdays July 11 through August 15 6:00 – 8:30
To register call 540-468-2178
Eleven large baskets have been placed in the Hot Springs BB&T Bank for a silent auction. These theme baskets are named the “Fountain of Youth” basket, “Let’s Go Gardening”, “Start Your Engines”, “Breakfast in Bed”, “Tea Time,” “Playing a Round,” “Baby Comfort Station,” “Day Spa,” “Love My Pets,” “Day at the Beach” and “Picnic Time.” As you can tell, there is something for everyone – the family, the home mechanic, the golfer, and anyone looking for a great Mother’s Day gift. These were donated by the members of the Bath Community Senior Center (BCSC), its staff and supporters. They will be available for sale until Saturday, May 11. Minimum bids range from $10 to $25.
This Basket Auction is a project to support the cost of efforts to obtain recognition for the former John Wesley United Methodist Church, now the site of the BCSC. There are two ways to help with this project. Currently the Local Council members have secured donations and pledges for over $2,000 and they are working diligently to raise the rest. Donations can be made at BCSC, whether or not someone is interested in purchasing a basket, or mailed to VPAS at either the BH office or the Waynesboro office, designated for the BCSC Historic Registration process.
The other way Bath County residents can help is by providing historic information about the former John Wesley United Methodist Church. Beth Scripps, the Architectural Historian from Frazier Associates, is scheduled to visit BCSC on May 14 to complete the on-site review and visit with individuals who can contribute to the history of the church and adjoining cemetery through their stories, their written materials, their photographs or any other relevant materials. Perlista Henry, BCSC member and VPAS Board of Directors member, is scheduling those interviews. We hope it will lead to opportunities to preserve and renovate this historic structure for additional use by VPAS and the community.
More online at www.BathSeniorCenter.org.
Kimberly Farish, Vice President of Operations from the Verona office of Interim Healthcare, met on May 2 with RD Kathryn Coit, Social Services Director Sharon Sponaugle, and staff of the Highland Medical Center, to share her dream of opening a satellite office one day a week in the Monterey area.
She was seeking local feedback on the area’s needs. Kimberly is interested in offering all types of home health care in Highland and possibly Bath Counties, and in training local residents to be Personal Care Attendants. She explained that many individuals are not even aware that they have health insurance that would cover in-home assistance, particularly one specific farmers’ policy, and that home health is appropriate for more than just those who have had hospitalizations.
She plans to make some public presentations about the various services home health can provide and the various options for paying for these services, through Medicare, Medicaid, other insurance, veterans’ coverage and private payment.
Bath Seniors have had a crafty April thus far thanks to the efforts of Pat Davenport and Helen McAllister. Mr. Davenport guided groups in the making of beautiful foam craft butterflies and decorated eggs that now grace the senior’s social hall with colorful reminders that indeed “spring has sprung”. The group, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Mac, cut out circles to make more yoyos for the quilt project we will finish this summer.
With the hopeful event of making the BCSC’s church building a historic site, the local council is working with the senior’s to raise funds necessary to submit the proper paperwork and applications to bring it to fulfillment. The first endeavor is to make theme baskets that will be displayed in one of our local banks and offered for sale in a silent auction. So far, baskets or receptacles of some sort have been assembled representing a garden theme, a tea theme, a breakfast theme, an auto detailing theme, a beach theme, a baby theme, a pet theme and a golf theme. There will also be a Highland theme and the seniors are joining to make a “Fountain of Youth” theme basket.
BCSC members also made their first trip to the local library this month. The librarian, Sharon Lindsay, spent time with the seniors discussing the types of books that are on special display this month which includes raised bed garden projects, flower projects, card art and numerous other activities that the seniors can turn into hands-on works of love at the Center.
The group was excited with the information brought by Joyce Nussbaum and P.Y. Henry about the Chronic Disease Management Workshop that will be held for six weeks beginning in May. The interest and enthusiasm to get the first presentation of this program was endorsed by all in attendance.
Jessa Fowler is the Local Foods Coordinator at the Highland Center in Monterey, and this month she teamed up with Kathy Solomon, Community Programs Director for Highland County’s Second Wind, to present “Soup’s On,” a cooking demonstration showing how to prepare tasty soup out of basic pantry ingredients.
Everyone participated in the preparation and then enjoyed the soup for lunch along with salad and bread and great conversation. Jessa is a former fellow at the Allegheny Mountain School and is currently working with the students at Highland School, planting a garden and renovating a greenhouse.
Second Wind looks forward to teaming up with Jessa again for another cooking show.
Highland County Second Wind’s new four week journaling class, presented by Annette Naber, Ph.D., was a big success.
Participants were given stimulating, thought provoking assignments to complete each week. Everyone wished the class could continue, but they look forward to the fall, when Annette will offer the class again.
Annette recently retired as a practicing psychologist from the Highland Medical Center.