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Virginia Awarded $900,000 to Expand Wellness Program

Governor McAuliffe announced Virginia’s wellness program that helps older Virginians with chronic diseases has won a $900,000 grant to expand across the Commonwealth and include individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

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Virginia Receives Legal Services Grant

The Administration for Community Living recently announced grant awards totaling over $1.2 million to help older adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation gain access to quality legal services.

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Special School Project

Ms. Amanda Ebenal and her second graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School are preparing special gifts for SAAA’s Meals on Wheels recipients in the Strasburg area. They recently planted “Tickle Me” seeds. Now they are tenderly watering and watching them grow. The leaves of “Tickle Me” plants close when touched so they’ll be fun for both the children and their recipients. It will probably be January when the plants are ready to be gifted. At that time a representative of SAAA will visit the classroom to talk a bit about Meals on Wheels and to accept the plants.

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Savvy seniors

The TRIAD Senior Safety Expo in Front Royal Wednesday was packed with advice for seniors on being financially savvy and keeping themselves safe from those who would seek to defraud them.

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SAAA Is Awarded Impact Grant from NLCS To Fund Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

SAAA is pleased to be the recipient of a 2015 Impact Grant from National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS). Please click here to read the release issued by NLCS. More details coming soon.

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Changes in Drivers License Laws for Mature Drivers

New drivers’ license laws affecting seniors will take effect on January 1, 2015. After an individual reaches 75 years of age, all driver’s license renewals must be made in person at DMV. The age was previously 80. Vision screening will be done at renewal unless the individual submits a letter from a recent eye exam. Renewals will be valid for five years, instead of eight.

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SAAA’s Senior Olympics

Every fall, the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) brings seniors from its seven Active Living Centers to compete in a friendly but spirited version of Senior Olympics.

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Medicare Café to Help Local Residents Aug. 28

A unique Medicare Café opens in Clarke County this August and offers local residents help in understanding their personal Medicare benefits and/or the opportunity to gather information for family members or friends.

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SAAA Honors Volunteers at the Annual Senior Picnic

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) held its annual Senior Picnic on June 19th at the Clarke County Ruritan Building.

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SAAA Grants

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.

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