Health and Healthcare

Adventures in caregiving

Family caregiving is tough work, and caring for someone with dementia involves its own special frustrations. Too often, people with dementia spend their waking hours in a passive fog; too often, the caregiver is overworked […]


Photos: Sound generation(s)

To a packed house, students from Rappahannock Elementary, Wakefield Country Day, Hearthstone and Mountain Laurel Montessori schools sing with seniors from the Rappahannock Senior Center at Rappahannock Elementary School. […]

Health and Healthcare

Hard times drive more to seek aid

According to those who help run Rappahannock’s Food Pantry, Free Clinic and social services, the safety net that helps the poor of Rappahannock County in times of need is feeling the strain of greater need. […]

Adult Education

Photo: Learning care

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 […]

School/Education News

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 […]


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 […]

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Health and Healthcare

Letter: Calling all caregivers

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 […]

Health and Healthcare

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

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 […]