Seniors

Those Were the Days – Working at the Aileen Plant

Joyce Pullen told Rapp at Home members and Senior Center volunteers that the Aileen workers were one big family. “When something happened to one of us, we all felt it,” she said. They shared many good times with home-cooked food because there were great cooks among the Aileen employees. […]

Foothills Forum

Video: Rural Health Care — What’s Next?

Video of the community discussion co-sponsored Oct. 8 at the Washington fire hall by the Rappahannock News, Foothills Forum, Aging Together and Rapp at Home to assess the findings of “A Troubling Diagnosis,” the recent three-part explanatory journalism series published in the Rappahannock News. […]

Seniors

It takes a village

One group that makes a huge difference is volunteer drivers. Many senior citizens, those with disabilities, and some veterans have no transportation for doctor’s appointments, trips to the VA, or other important rides. […]

Seniors

Wanna go for a ride? FAMS will show you how

Part of a joint venture between Rapp Rapidan Community Services, Rapp Rapidan Commuter Services, Aging Together and other non-profits, FAMS is a call center that will help residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rapp counties find transportation. […]

Health and Healthcare

‘Stand up’ and align with gravity

One would assume that a best-kept secret to a long and healthy life would be somewhat technical — given it was revealed by NASA’s former director of life sciences to a Rappahannock County audience last Friday. Think again. And don’t be sitting down while you read this. […]

Environment/Conservation

The Rapp for March 9

PEC’s resources for farmland seekers and landowners; the Artisan Trail’s doors are open this Saturday; this Friday at the Library, a former NASA scientist speaks on “How to Age Better and Other Space Stories.” […]

From the Rappahannock News

Rappahannock at Home: neighbors helping neighbors 

The senior population of Rappahannock County, as in many other communities around the country, is growing. Community activist Hal Hunter, inspired by working village organizations around the country, has been working on an organization called Rappahannock at Home to help seniors age in place. […]

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Economy

On Common Ground: The Fed has no interest in seniors

Last week’s front-page story highlighted how rising property taxes in Rappahannock County are causing big problems for middle-aged and senior citizens living on fixed incomes. It doesn’t help that the Federal Reserve has no interest in seniors or savers. […]