Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Region News
Staunton Senior Center proposed four volunteer activities for groups taking part in the United Way Week of Caring in April.
After a health program at the Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center on how to spice up the winter months, a new Pen Pal Club has formed.
Even though no birds have yet to be spied at Staunton Senior Center’s new bird feeder, there is some evidence of visits, according to bird enthusiast, JoAnn K., a new member at the Center. This avid bird watcher is encouraged that soon these wonderful and interesting creatures will discover the feeder and members will be on their way to viewing and identifying their new feathered friends.
After introductions and the approval of minutes from the January meeting, SAW Regional Director Janice Gentry introduced budget figures to Staunton Senior Center Local Council members.
A volunteer recently completed a telephone survey of approximately 10% of the individuals who received Medicare insurance counseling from one of the SAW Region Virginia Insurance Counseling Assistance Program (VICAP) counselors from July 1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013. Approximately 40% of those surveyed reported this was their first time seeing a VICAP Counselor, making 60% repeat clients. However, 92.3% of those surveyed expect that they will consult with a VICAP Counselor in the future.
Financial crimes affect millions of Americans in communities throughout the country and cost consumers an estimated $50 billion a year. fraudsters are masters of persuasion, ultimately ensnaring their victims into making emotional, not rational decisions. Although financial fraud can strike people from all walks of life, older Americans and those on the brink of retirement are especially vulnerable.