Recognizes Bay Aging’s 40 years of work to help residents age with dignity
(Urbanna, VA) – Bay Aging has been acknowledged by the Senate of Virginia with a commending resolution that recognizes 40 years of service in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Earlier today, the resolution’s patron, Virginia State Senator Ryan McDougle, presented the resolution to Kathy Vesley, Bay Aging’s President and CEO; Mr. Bobby Vassar, Senior Counsel to the President; and four members of the Bay Aging Board of Directors. The presentation was made at Port Town Village, one of ten income-restricted senior apartment complexes in the region that are owned and operated by Bay Aging.
“We are honored to be recognized by Senator McDougle for the work we have done to help residents in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula age with dignity and live independently in their communities for as long as possible,” said Kathy Vesley, Bay Aging’s President and CEO. “We are dedicated to caring for older adults and people with disabilities with meals, home and personal care, public transportation, home repairs, living options and more. This resolution draws attention to Bay Aging’s cause and the 26,000 lives we impact every year.”
Immediately following the presentation, Senator McDougle and Jennifer Beck, Community Living Director for Bay Aging, delivered a meal to Mr. Joseph Newton, a resident of Port Town Village, in support of the Meals on Wheels 2019 March for Meals campaign. Last year, Bay Aging volunteers and staff served 166,901 meals to seniors throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Senator McDougle’s participation in the 17th Annual March for Meals campaign helped Bay Aging raise awareness for the growing number of seniors facing hunger and isolation, which are both serious problems currently impacting our community and the nation at large.
“We really appreciate your service and commitment to the citizens of this region,” said Senator McDougle. “Life is better for many people because of what you do.”
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 Veteran Directed Care program provides essential support services for nursing home eligible veterans of all ages who want to continue living at home. Visit www.bayaging.org to learn more.