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What is Bay Aging?

Bay Aging is the premier provider of programs and services for people of all ages. Formed in 1978, Bay Aging serves a predominately rural 2,600 square mile region that encompasses ten counties and two planning districts. As you will see, Bay Aging is extremely diverse in the programs it offers through three major divisions-Community Living, Bay Transit, and Bay Family Housing. We hope you enjoy visiting our web site and that you are able to gather valuable information about our services. Please Check out the Virginia Easy Access web site! A great resource for finding services in your area.

PRIMARY MISSION:

Bay Aging will deliver the programs and services people of all ages need to live
independently in their communities for as long as possible.

SECONDARY MISSION:

Bay Aging is committed to the community development of our region to promote the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as a great place to live, work and visit.

VISION:

Every neighbor in our region will have a CHOICE and range of services that will assist them to remain independent in their chosen home.

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See our charitable giving page for other ways to help!

What’s New

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Your Vote Counts as Real Dollars!

The James River Region of BB&T selected our Gloucester Adult Day Break to be awarded this region’s Lighthouse Spirit Award.  BB&T staffers worked all day creating a Snoezelen room for our clients at the Adult Day Break AND creating an outside patio area for our clients!!!

 A Snoezelen Room is a therapeutic environment created for the express purpose of delivering high levels of stimuli to patients with dementia. A private room displays optical illusions with combined lighting effects, aromas, colors, textures and sounds to stimulate a person’s olfactory, auditory and gustatory systems

Now The James River Region has made it to the finalist level.  Please take time and log in if you have a BB&T account and vote for Bay Aging.  The directions are below.

Please do not wait as voting must be completed by July 1, 2016.  Let’s get out there and VOTE!

For voting directions, click here

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Dick Peterson of Bay Aging will be conducting a series of talks about Senior Medicare Patrol over the coming months.  These presentations will take place at Bay Aging Senior Apartments and Active Lifestyle Centers, and the general public is invited to attend.  The current schedule is below:

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06/201 PMThe Meadows Colonial Beach
06/241 PMWinters Point, West Point
06/292 PMParker Run Montross

Call: 804-758-2386 for any questions

As You WIsh April 2016

Virginia is the first state to designate a month to recognize the importance of advance care planning. April is now Advance Care Planning Month in Virginia. Bay Aging is a partner in the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia that initiated the resolution in this year’s Virginia General Assembly. Delegate Keith Hodges was the Co-patron of this Resolution in the House and the late Senator John Miller introduced the Resolution in the Senate.

Read full text of resolution here

To go to As You Wish Website click here

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SERVICE IMPACT – MIDDLE PENINSULA & NORTHERN NECK

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Senior Advocate

Southeastern Virginia’s Senior Advocate is a magazine devoted to issues of importance to Virginia Seniors.  To read the online version click on the picture at left.

Senior Advocate was established in Virginia in 2002 by Stephanie Smith. Smith’s experience in caring for her grandmother after she developed Alzheimer’s disease sparked her interest in issues involving the needs of older adults. Her hands-on experience providing care management for seniors and their families made her aware that these families were often ill-informed about resources available to help them.

For Senior Advocate’s website click here.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Caregiver Guides

A.J. Hostetler, DARS Communications Director

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has updated the information on how to obtain copies of its Virginia-specific guide for financial caregivers. The set of several Managing Someone Else’s Money guides is specific to the Commonwealth and will make it easier for caregivers to follow Virginia’s unique rules and to find help close to home. The guides are available for download at www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/managing-someone-elses-money-virginia/. To order free hard copies, go to http://promotions.usa.gov/cfpbpubs.html. Consumers without access to the Internet may call (202) 435-7500 and leave a message as instructed. Please note that you need to provide ALL the information requested in the voicemail recording so that the order can be processed.

Bay Aging’s Retired Senior & Volunteer Program (RSVP) proudly takes this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to our Volunteers.

Without you, our mission of providing many needed services to the seniors in our service area would be very difficult.  Your willingness to spend a few hours in service makes a difference in the life of many.  On their behalf we THANK YOU!

 

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Picture: Middlesex County Volunteers Woody & Peg Davis load meals to be delivered to the participants of Bay Aging’s Meals on Wheels Program.

RSVP is always searching for and in need of volunteers to serve.  Please call Ken Rogers at (804-758-1260 / ext 1302) or click on VOLUNTEER to see the opportunities for you to become involved.  An hour or two of your time each month will bring a smile to the face of those in need in your community.

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