Bring Comfort and Joy to the
Elderly this Holiday Season
Bring Comfort and Joy to the
Elderly this Holiday Season
While preparing for joyous holiday celebrations with your friends and family, it is important to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings in your own life while also being aware that not everyone is so fortunate.
Please consider setting aside part of your gift giving budget to support the work of Bay Aging with a tax deductible charitable donation.
Last year 1,323 seniors ate more healthy and felt they could live at home longer because of the friendly visits and the 168,774 meals delivered to them by volunteers.
What better way to celebrate than by sharing what you have with neighbors who are in need of assistance to meet their basic need … healthy food!
Click here to make a gift by credit card or send a check payable to Bay Aging, P.O. Box 610, Urbanna VA 23175.
Your generosity will have a positive impact on elderly people who are in need, as well as the larger community. Every gift matters!
Please, won’t you decide to make a difference today?
Established as a non-profit 501(C)(3) in June 1978, Bay Aging will be celebrating 40 years of delivering quality services that help keep people living more healthy and independently longer.
The Meals on Wheels America logo and ‘Together, We Can Deliver’ are trademarks of Meals on Wheels America and are used under license.
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.
Bay Aging will deliver
the programs and services people of all ages need
to live independently in their communities
for as long as possible.
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.
Every neighbor in our region will have
a CHOICE and range of services
that will assist them
to remain independent
in their chosen home.
As of August 29, 2017, Bay Aging has 649 seniors on a waiting list for safe, affordable housing!
That is the not so good news. However, Bay Aging does have some very exciting news to share! After undergoing a rigorous and highly competitive funding application process, the Virginia Housing Development Authority formally approved the $5.6 million dollar project on June 9, 2017. This project – Daffodil Gardens Phase II – will include 40 planned age – and income-restricted rental housing units that will be located next to Daffodil Gardens. The new building will have 28, 2-bedroom apartments and 12, 1-bedroom apartments open to people 55 years and older. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2018 with rentals available by the Fall of 2019. Bay Aging cares about providing quality, affordable housing and supportive services that allow people to live independently for as long as possible. If you or someone you know is interested in Bay Aging’s superb senior apartment communities, call 1.800.493.0238 for more information.
The illustration shows how the energy efficient, LEEDS rated apartment building will look.
Content and features of VeteransNavigator focus on meeting key needs of both pre- and post-9/11 veterans, including job training and employment, veterans and military family benefits, housing and homelessness, behavioral health, long-term care, peer support, family caregiver support, social and recreational opportunities.
In addition, VeteransNavigator offers:
Because it is online, VeteransNavigator will serve as a comprehensive informational hub 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For those who do not use a computer, the organization is in the process of establishing additional ‘Navigator Center’ network partnerships at military installments and related organizations across the state, where trained staff can assist veterans in utilizing the website.
Click here to go to VeteransNavigator
Bay Transit Announces Expanded Hours For Three Routes
Bay Transit is pleased to announce the following changes:
The Courthouse Circulator in Gloucester now runs from 9-3
The HiveExpress connecting Gloucester Courthouse and The Point now runs from 9-4
The Rivah Ride in Tappahannock now runs from 9-3
Click on any link above for more information on that route
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.
A telephone scam in which crooks alter caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the HHS OIG Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) to get beneficiaries and members of the public to verify or share personal info which is used to victimize them via financial and other crimes – draining their bank accounts. OIG wants the public to know that HHS OIG will not use the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477).
More information here
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.
Statewide Senior Legal Helpline
VPLC is proud to announce that the Statewide Senior Legal Helpline is live and running! It is a toll-free line offering legal assistance and advice for Virginians aged 60 or over.
Topics covered by the Senior Legal Helpline:
The Senior Legal Helpline is made possible through a contract between VPLC and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Funding for this contract comes from the Administration on Community Living Grant’s Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems.