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.
Piedmont Senior Resources, Area Agency on Aging is honored to have as a Member of our Board of Directors, Mrs. Dorothy “Dotty” Newcomb. Mrs. Newcomb has resided in Lunenburg County her entire life. After growing up in Nutbush, she now lives in Kenbridge with her husband, Billy. Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb raised two children in Lunenburg County. Their daughter Amy and husband, Corey, have two children, Aubrey and Ally and their son William, and wife, Audrey have two children, Poppi and Colby.
Mrs. Newcomb attended SVCC at Keysville, and then re-ceived a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Longwood College in May of 1976. Mrs. Newcomb has devoted her entire career to Social Services. She started working at Lunenburg Department of Social Services on June 2, 1976 as an Eligibility Worker processing food stamps. By September of 1976 she became the only Social Worker for the Lunenburg County Department of Social Services. Later in her career she moved to Senior Social Worker and in December of 1991 she became Director, where she re-mains serving the people of Lunenburg County.
Throughout her 41-year career at Lunenburg DSS, Mrs. Newcomb has been working with PSR, either as an Advisory Board Member, a Board of Director’s Member or as a DSS worker, making referrals to our agency for her adult clients who were not eligible for services through DSS.
Mrs. Newcomb states her vision for PSR is to continue to improve the quality of life and enhance the rights of older residents of the seven counties we serve. PSR can accom-plish this by continuing to care for the residents with com-passion and integrity, as well as by administering a variety of direct services, provide funding for additional programs and promoting cooperation and coordination among all providers of service. Mrs. Newcomb states she is proud to have been a part of PSR for all these years and had the opportunity to see the growth of the agency.
Thank you, Mrs. Dorothy “Dotty” Newcomb, for your commitment and dedication!
PSR thrives on our community partnerships, and Longwood University is one of them. Program Director Lisa Wallace has been working with some of the students of Dr. Danette Gibbs’ Community Psychology class this semester. Together the class and PSR are reviewing data collected from the 2016-2017 Centra Foundation grant designated to serve seniors discharged from a Centra Hospital. The class is then using the data to create a community presentation to help make con-sumers and other partner agencies aware of the resource and its benefits. What an amazing opportunity and group of students!
For the 10th year in a row, Subaru of America has invited Meals on Wheels to participate in its annual Share the Love Event! From November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 to a host of charities – including Meals on Wheels America – for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased, based on customer choice.
Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in six seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Piedmont Senior Resources, AAA provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to the seniors of the Piedmont District. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.
Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities, and has been since the inception of the event. And through this campaign, as a Member of Meals on Wheels America, Piedmont Senior Resources, AAA will receive a share of the revenue earned in Virginia.
If you are not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends. A few quick and easy ways to do that:
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO SHARE THE LOVE!
FARMVILLE --- Jordan Miles has joined a team dedicated to helping care for seniors across the Heart of Virginia.
Miles has been named nutrition and transportation manager at Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSRAAA), located in its new offices at 1413 South Main Street in the Shoppes at College Park in Farmville.
Miles, the former managing editor and journalist for The Farmville Herald, The Charlotte Gazette, The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch and Farmville the Magazine, will oversee the agency’s nutrition and transportation program.
“I’m thrilled to join the team of hard working drivers, site coordinators, administrative staff and everyone who makes PSRAAA the agency it is --- one striving to keep seniors in their homes while living healthy, secure and happy,” Miles said.
“There are many reasons I sought this position at PSRAAA, but the paramount one was giving back to a part of our community that often gets neglected,” Miles said. “This agency does a great deal for seniors in Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Farmville, Prince Edward and Nottoway through its home-delivered meals program, Friendship Cafes, homemaker assistance and the numerous other programs that seniors benefit from. I consider myself very fortunate to work for an agency that offers so much care and compassion at no cost to the seniors.”
Miles points to his inspiration to see that seniors are cared for in his growing up in rural Buckingham County, where he remains active in community affairs. Miles serves as senior warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Glenmore, on the board of directors of the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Buckingham Lion’s Club.
“PSR is thrilled to have Jordan Miles join the team. He brings great knowledge and love of our community,” said PSRAAA Executive Director Justine A. Young. “His passion for the elderly will be a great match with PSR’s goals. Jordan has the personality and love of people that will draw additional support for this agency, stimulate growth and expand the services we provide. We look forward to embarking on this journey with Jordan.”
PSRAAA provides supportive services and advocates for persons 60 years of age and older. The agency is a private, nonprofit agency serving residents of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties.
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.
The agency is funded primarily through the Older Americans Act. Funding is also received from other sources, including local counties and donations from corporations, small businesses and individuals.
To reach Miles, visit PSRAAA’s South Main Street office, email jmiles@PSRAAA.org, or call (434) 767-5588 or (434) 394-8044.
Piedmont Senior Resources Receives $1500 from Meals on Wheels America to Support Clients and Their Pets
Much-Needed Funding Helps Keep PSR Seniors and Their Pets Together
Farmville, VA – Piedmont Senior Resources is proud to announce that it has received a $1500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet support program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for Home Delivered Meal clients with pets – all of which can be financially and physically burdensome.
“For many of our seniors, pets are family. Family pets prevent total isolation for those living alone. Our seniors on fixed incomes often have difficulty paying daily expenses and purchasing medications. Pet food may seem like an unnecessary expense, but the joy and purpose provided by a pet outweighs the monetary cost,” said Justine Young, PSR Executive Director.
In total, Meals on Wheels America has granted $300,000 to 193 local Meals on Wheels programs through the Meals on Wheels Loves Pets initiative this year. Funding is made possible in part through a donation from Banfield Charitable Trust (BCT). To date, the grant program has distributed more than $2.4 million in funding and pet food donations.
“While the benefits of companionship are clear, taking care of a pet can be financially and physically challenging for seniors,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “Meals on Wheels Loves Pets helps local Meals on Wheels providers alleviate this hardship and at the same time reduce the negative effects of isolation.”
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Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provides supportive services and advocates for persons 60 years of age and older. The agency is a private, non-profit agency serving residents of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.