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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

Mathews Senior Safety Fair

Bay Aging will have a table at the Mathews County TRIAD’s 15th Annual Senior Safety Fair at Plankatank Ruritan Club on May 10th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The event will have five training sessions covering topics such as “Safe Driving for Seniors”, “Hoarding”, “Organization in the Home”, “Safety in the Home”, and “Mathews County Crime Statistics – 2015”.

Lunch will be served and there will be door prizes.

Registration for the event is required; the fee is $3.00, includes lunch, and can be paid at the door.  You must reserve a spot by May 5th by calling the Mathews Sheriff’s Office at (804) 725-7177.  Seating is limited to 150.

April is Advance Care Planning Month in Virginia

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

SERVICE IMPACT – MIDDLE PENINSULA & NORTHERN NECK

Fiscal Year 2015

173,109 meals
delivered or served to
1,536 seniors

128,416 hours of skilled care delivered to 1,986 people

808 people of all ages live in 463 safe, affordable homes

29 seniors received 13,170 hours of workforce training

844 people donated 44,796 hours of time, talent and resources

2,132 people benefited from other Bay Aging programs & services

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5,301,793
215,349
145,813
119,695
112,616
48,701

Economic Impact from Services*
Investment in Utilizing Local Small Businesses
Paid for Water and Sewer Services
Paid in Real Estate Taxes
Received from Counties and Towns Served
Received from Middle Peninsula Counties for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

*Bay Transit not included

137,177 Bay Transit rides helped people of all ages access services, employment, education, and other consumer resources

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“My aide is the best help because when something comes up and I do not understand, I sit and talk to her and things get done. 

To me God is at work.” 

__Home Care Client

“I was homeless with no prospects for a job when
a friend introduced me to
the Senior Employment Program. Now I have a
home and a job! Thank you!”

__Senior Employment Trainee

“Adult day care is a life saver for me, the family and especially for my 57 year old husband who has Alzheimer’s disease. While he is safe and well cared for at the center, I have time for myself and the grandchildren.”

__Adult Day Care Client

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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