Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - News-Virginian - Letters to the Editors

Saying Thanks for Daily Living

In the summer of 1987, my husband and I retired, moving to Waynesboro after living in Florida for 25 years.  I soon read an article in the News virginian about a call for volumteers. I eargerly took the training course and have been a volunteer at the Daily Living Center ever since except for a period of time when my husband and I lived in Idaho.  I go and play the piano for a sing-a-long.  I moved to a retirement center in Staunton over two years ago, but still go to the Center weekly.

The purpose of this letter is twofold.  First, I want to express my gratitutde to the Daily Lviing Center for the important service they provide in giving respite to caretakers from their constant need to care for someone.  Each client receives loving and wonderful attention by a skilled, caring staff.  If you are not familiar with the center, give them a call.  They will be happy to give you information, and possibly a tour.

My second purpose is to point out to the cities of Waynes and Staunton what a wonderful resource they have.  I have traveled to many places, and am always surpised that more places do not have this type of facility.  I am also aware that after all these years, there are peple who do not know about the Center.  I cannot find any mention of it on the websites of either Waynesboro or Staunton.  Wake up!  Shout about the Center from the roottops, City Councils, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Center, august Health, Real Estate Offices - everyone - brage about it, and make sure that everyone knows about it and that it will be there when needed.  Three cheers Daily Living Center You deserve them.
Jane Shaffer
By now, every one has heard about the tragic killing in an Assisted Living in Fishersville, VA.   The Newsleader, a concerned community newspaper, wanted to delve in to the possible alternatives available to the community to insure that this type of incident never happens again.

Please click onto the link below to see the video and article displayed on line and in the Newsleader.  While there are no definite answers, there is always hope, support and encouragement for the community to seek.

If you have any questions regarding this event or the article, please fee free to contact us at 540-949-4151.


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