Senior Center News


SAW Region to Host Candidate Forums April 16 and April 23

Election Day for City Council and School Board candidates in Staunton and Waynesboro is May 6. The SAW Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services continues its tradition of hosting local candidate forums.


Meals on Wheels program article in the News Leader

When Sidney Grahame described why the Meals on Wheels program was important to him, his first words were not about food.


Nurturing older adults article in News Leader

Katy Miller likes to joke around with her father. “We just have a blast,” she said a few weeks ago. “I just try to joke with him, to a point. I know when he’s serious, and when he’s jokey.”


Stay Active and Independent for Life

It works… you’ll be stronger, have better balance, feel better, and this will help you stay active, independent and prevent falls.


Come out to the Waynesboro Senior Center Bingo!

Please bring your group to the Waynesboro Senior Center for Bingo during February or March. Your residents will have a lot of fun, playing for “ALL CASH” prizes — we’ll make sure they have a great time!


Waynesboro Senior Center needs Bingo volunteers

Come join us and help support the Waynesboro Senior Center. Our Thursday night Bingo program has volunteering opportunities for cashiers and cooks.  Volunteers are organized in four teams that rotate once a month. If you’d like to help, please contact Karen Hurt at or 540-942-1838.


Waynesboro Senior Center to Host AARP Tax Aide

Waynesboro Senior Center is very pleased to host AARP Tax Aide again this year. This program uses trained volunteers to provide free income tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals of all ages. The IRS provides yearly training, testing and certification for all the volunteer tax counselors.


SAW Centers to Distribute Prescription Cards

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce has offered discount prescription cards to people in the Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta area for several years.


Waynesboro Lions Club to Support DSMP

Don Short is a member of the WSC Local Council and is also active in the Waynesboro Lions Club. He recognized that the Lions Club, which has an outreach focus of improving vision, could be interested in supporting the VPAS Diabetes Self Management (DSMP) program, as diabetes is a risk factor for vision issues.


Letter to Editor Thanks VPAS Drivers

As I was counting my many blessings the other day, I realized that there was a special group of people who have enriched my life. They are the men-and sometimes women-who drive the vans that transport senior citizens around town.

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Butch Kidd: The Waynesboro Senior Center ‘changed my life’

Butch Kidd was suffering from depression, and just couldn’t get out of his funk.

“I didn’t want to go anywhere. Didn’t have anything to do with the family. I just wanted to lay down and die. That’s what I told my wife,” Kidd said.

He started seeing a psychiatrist.

“He put me on every pill you could think of. Nothing helped,” Kidd said.

A neighbor told him to check out the Waynesboro Senior Center.

“One day I just decided to come over and see what it was like,” Kidd said.

Since joining the Senior Center, he has come out of his depression. He’s handling his diabetes better.

“I’ve lost weight,” he said.

“The Senior Center has changed my life,” Kidd said.

“I’m active. I have something to live for, something to do every day. The people here are just wonderful. It’s really changed my life.”

Big Mouth: Ransome Is Vocal About Waynesboro Senior Center

Larry Ransome has been a member of the Waynesboro Senior Center since 2004.

“It gives me the chance to meet new people,” said Ransome, who is a member of the Local Council at the Senior Center, which provides guidance to staff on activities and programs.

Everybody at the Senior Center knows Ransome.

“They say, There comes that big mouth, Larry. But that’s enjoyable to hear,” he said.

Ransome does his part to recruit community members to take part in what the Senior Center has to offer.

“I tell people, Why don’t you come down to the Senior Center? You’re sitting here doing nothing. You come down to the Center, you can do something. Talk with other people, shoot pool, whatever,” Ransome said.