Enhanced user experience aims to help community more easily access services and programs offered by Bay Aging.
(Urbanna, VA) – Bay Aging is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, bayaging.org, which includes an enhanced user experience to help the community more easily learn about and access services, as well as short video vignettes that help tell the story of the organization. Funding for the new website was provided by the Virginia Housing Development Authority, which supports affordable housing initiatives across the Commonwealth.
“Bay Aging provides so many important services for older adults and people with disabilities throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula and the new website and videos help explain these programs in a very compelling manner,” said Kathy Vesley, Bay Aging’s President and CEO. “During our 41-year history, we have touched so many lives and have so many great stories to tell so we decided to do this with videos. The new website not only helps us raise awareness about the services we offer, it also makes it much easier to donate to the Bay Aging Foundation, volunteer or apply for a job.”
The videos, hosted on Bay Aging’s new YouTube channel, share stories about residents whose lives were impacted by one or more of Bay Aging’s services.
“Whether summarizing how Bay Transit helped a legally-blind, Mathews County resident to continue living independently in his own home or sharing the benefits of Bay Aging’s Meals on Wheels program to both recipients and volunteers, our new videos show the faces behind the collective impact data,” said Michael Norvell, Bay Aging’s Vice President of Development and Marketing. “Viewers may not remember that Bay Aging staff and volunteers delivered over 166,000 meals last year, but they won’t forget the profile about one of our wonderful volunteers and Meals on Wheels recipients.”
The new website also allows visitors to contact, volunteer with or donate to Bay Aging 24/7 and is responsively designed to work well on tablets and smart phones.
If you would like to schedule a demonstration of the new website and videos, please contact Michael Norvell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-758-2386, extension 1231.
About Bay Aging:
For over 40 years, Bay Aging has been caring for older adults and people with disabilities in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula with meals, home and personal care, public transportation, home repairs and living options. Our goal is to help people live independently in their own homes and communities surrounded by their own things and, wherever possible, their families and friends. Our top priority is to keep independence, home and community at the hub of life in the rural counties we serve.
Last year Bay Aging’s services affected over 26,000 lives! Every year, we:
People want to age safely in their homes and communities. To help them realize this goal, Bay Aging’s Housing Division owns and operates ten income-restricted senior apartment complexes throughout the region providing safe and affordable homes for 365 full-time residents. Additionally, residents benefit from receiving the social supports they need to ensure healthy, independent living.
Bay Aging’s health division provides in-home care and companionship services and transitional care services for recently discharged at-risk, chronically ill patients through our VAAACares® program. Adult day care provides a safe haven for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other disabilities so that they can thrive and live with their families longer. The award-winning Veterans Directed Care program provides essential support services for nursing home eligible veterans of all ages who want to continue living at home.
Bay Aging appreciates the many community partners, volunteers and donors who have helped us deploy these initiatives and quickly respond to COVID-19 challenges. Topics in this issue: Bay Transit named Outstanding Community Program of the year The faces of Helping Neighbors volunteers and recipients Volunteering is a family affair Bay Aging’s Mobile Food Pantry service […]