The Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, pastor of Farmville Presbyterian Church, right, recently presented a $500 donation to Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging’s home delivered meal program. The home delivered meal program, the largest at the agency, entails homebound seniors receiving healthy, nutritious frozen meals each week in effort to keep them healthy, safe and secure in their homes. “The support from Farmville Presbyterian Church is omnipresent,” said Director of Nutrition and Transportation Jordan Miles. “The church is a stalwart supporter of our agency, and we are proud to have them support us and to partner with them.” Pictured accepting the check is Miles.
Phyllis Guilliams, pictured, donated more than 150 colorful Easter eggs to the homebound senior clients of Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging in celebration of the Easter holiday. The eggs were given out the week of and after Easter to seniors in the agency’s seven-county service area. “We’re very, very thankful for folks like Ms. Guilliams who take time, thinking of our seniors, to create these wonderful reminders that there are members of the community who do care for them,” said Agency Director of Transportation and Nutrition Jordan Miles. For more information on the program, contact Miles at 434-767-5588 or email JMiles@psraaa.org.
Creating beautiful jewelry has never been easier at Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging’s (PSRAAA) Friendship Cafes.
This week, March 5-9, at each of PSRAAA’s eight café sites, seniors are making bracelets, necklaces and other forms of jewelry out of beads.
“This activity stimulates our seniors’ minds and hands,” said PSRAAA Director of Nutrition and Transportation Jordan Miles, “enabling them to keep their motor skills sharp so they can not only be creative, but apply these same skills to their daily routines in and outside of their homes.”
Site coordinators --- paid, professional PSRAAA staff --- guide and aide the seniors as they create their unique bracelets and in their other planned activities.
Friendship cafes are located in Buckingham, Amelia, Cumberland, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties. Locations can be found online at www.psraaa.org.
“Also this month we will have Allison Crews of natural pHuel discuss the topic of ‘Feeding ourselves through spirit, mind and body’ with our seniors,” Miles said.
In honor of Valentine’s Day and the spirit of love, Prince Edward County resident Phyllis Gulliams recently donated a large quantity of handmade valentines to Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSRAAA) for the agency’s homebound seniors in Prince Edward, Buckingham and Lunenburg counties.
The valentines --- each wrapped by hand with small, pink and red bags --- were distributed to seniors on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 in advance of Valentine’s Day.
“We’re blessed to have such wonderful, caring and thoughtful people like Ms. Gulliams living in the Heart of Virginia,” said Director of Nutrition and Transportation Jordan Miles. “Through her service in the community, Ms. Gulliams gives back to those in need.”
Piedmont Senior Resources is starting free year-long diabetes prevention workshops on January 29th at 2:30 pm and January 30th at 5 pm. The classes will be held at our office in downtown Farmville. Attendees obtain a free membership at the YMCA for one year. If you are 60 and over, PSR pays the full cost. If you are under 60, you are still welcome to take the class. For more information or to enroll, contact our office at 434-767-5588 or email email@example.com.
The Heart of Virginia Free Clinic recently donated excess diabetic and nutrition supplies to Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging. The presentation was made Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic, located at 1702 South Main Street in Farmville. The donation included diabetic supplies, test strips, syringes and nutrition for those with special dietary needs. Piedmont Senior Resources provides advocacy, health and nutrition services, home delivered meals, congregate meals at senior centers, information and referral services, in-home services, legal services and Medicare and insurance guidance to seniors. PSRAAA’s services are designed to help seniors lead independent lives and remain safely in their homes. Pictured is PSRAAA Nutrition and Transportation Director Jordan Miles with the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic’s Susan Parks.
The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) is part of a national network of programs that offers FREE, unbiased, confidential counseling and assistance for people with Medicare. Medicare Open Enrollment is happening now: October 15th – December 7th. At Piedmont Senior Resources, Area Agency on Aging, Inc., our Certified VICAP counselor, April Ross, can help you with the following:
Are you age 65 or older? Do you have questions about any of the above? Would you like a Free Plan Comparison?
If so, please contact April Ross @ firstname.lastname@example.org or simply give us a call at 434-767-5588, we are here to help you!
Piedmont Senior Resources is partnering with Illyria Theater Company and their production of It’s a Wonderful Life at Longwood’s Jarman Auditorium in December. The play will be at 7pm on December 7, 8, and 9th. Tickets are $12 and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to PSR. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite or from our office in Farmville, located at 1413 South Main Street.
Please join us in welcoming April Ross to our Piedmont Senior Resources, AAA Family. April began working as the Certified VICAP Counselor, as well as the Care Coordinator in September. Her past work experiences include the areas of Human Services and Mental Health for nearly 17 years. April earned her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.
April is very enthusiastic about working with the PSR Family and embraces all new challenges she might face in working with a non-profit agency. She believes that “everyone has a journey and path in life. Sometimes others need help staying on their path.” She has a passion for working with the senior population, and takes great pride in being able to assist seniors in the Piedmont District.
April is the middle child of John and Lorraine Ross of Farmville, and the mother of the late Christian Jasper Reid. She enjoys traveling, spending time at the beach, movies, and church activities with her family and friends.