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Physical therapist Anne Williams of Mountainside Physical Therapy uses Jennifer Matthews, professor of nursing at Shenandoah University, to demonstrate turning and positioning a disabled family member in bed at a family caregivers workshop held recently at the Washington fire hall.…
Wakefield students visit care center

Students perform for residents during a visit by the Kindergarten class from Wakefield Country Day School Oct. 29 to the Lynn Care Center in Front Royal. As part of a class service project, the students took the residents sugar-free candy,…
Senior Angel Trees bear holiday fruit

The Senior Angel Tree project will soon be underway in Rappahannock. Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, paper “angels” will adorn Christmas trees at the Rappahannock Library and Union First Market Bank (formerly Rappahannock National Bank) in Washington and Reynolds Memorial Baptist…

On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Rappahannock Eldercare Coalition of Aging Together and Culpeper Regional Hospital will sponsor a free workshop for caregivers. The 90-minute workshop starts at 6 p.m. at the Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue fire hall and is…

Scattered throughout our county, sometimes lonely and isolated and sometimes with the support of family and friends, are dozens of family caregivers, those unpaid and usually unsung heroes getting up every day and devoting themselves to the care and well-being…

Two men I knew died recently within days of each other after long struggles with two different paralyzing and fatal diseases. Thanks to the loving dedication and painstaking hard work of the women who were their life partners, each man…
Letter: Caregivers, together

It’s been a long time coming, but the new caregiver support group for Rappahannock County finally got off to a heartening start last week at The Link. Ten of us came together to sit and share our stories about caring…
Letter: Caregivers group forming

With the help of many individuals and organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Aging Together is helping to organize a Rappahannock County caregivers support group that will start meeting regularly in early June. We know there are many people throughout the…