The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of several grants, including the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley 2014 Impact Grant, United Way of Page County 2014 Grant, and The Andersen Foundation grant. Click the link to see the full list.
Planning for Your Future
On Friday morning, November 14th, as a community service, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging and Winchester Parks and Recreation Department sponsored a 3-hour event packed with vital planning information. Planning for Your Future was held at the Winchester Active Living Center located in the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park.
Sixty-six Individuals attended and left with useful planning information for taking care of loved ones and for making appropriate decisions regarding both personal medical care and ensuring that property and possessions will be distributed as one wishes. Several daughters attended with their parents.
Renae Patrick, Attorney with Blue Ridge Legal Aid, organized this event and was pleased with the attendance and the number of questions asked of the expert presenters.
Beth Coyne, attorney in Winchester and Courtney Warner, attorney in Winchester who, among many other types of legal representation, serves as Guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults spoke on Guardianship.
Deborah Martin, Medicaid Long Term Care Worker for the Winchester Department of Social Services spoke on long term care.
Joan Fine, attorney in Winchester, presented information on Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives.
Byron Winn, Director of Family Services at Jones Funeral Home and Creation Services, spoke on "Planning for Peace of Mind".