Elder Care

What is elder care?

Elder care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. It emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities and health care, but who desire to age with dignity.

When caregivers are family members, there are many things they need to know, including information about taking care of themselves as they take on this role.

The symposium will provide information and resources on some of the topics and issues that caregivers face and provide answers and solutions.

Elder Care Symposium

Hokie Wellness, in partnership with Warm Hearth Village, will be providing a full day symposium for employees and their family members. The symposium will help employees who are caring for an elderly loved one now, or in the future, and for those that are preparing their own long term care plans.

The symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Village Center at Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg.

Registration

Registration is open for the full day symposium or for individual sessions until May 15. A light lunch will be served for those who register for the full day symposium.

Location: 201 Wallace Hall
Phone: 540-231-3161

Location: 701 Wenonah Avenue, Pearisburg, Virginia 24134
Phone: 540-921-3024
Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services such as homebound meals, congregate meals, in-home care, respite care, transportation, care coordination, legal assistance, insurance counseling, 540-980-7720, 866-260-4417 or nrvaoa@psknet.com.

Virginia Tech Wellness believes that only the family can decide what care is best for their loved ones. We do not recommend or endorse any particular care providers, and cannot vouch for the information they provide.

Non-emergency medical transportation to NRV residents who do not drive, or have access to a driver or public transportation - regardless of age or income. Includes wheelchair accessible vehicles. Will transport to medical, dental and vision appointments, pharmacy pick-ups, hospital outpatient services and more. Nominal fee based on income; coordinated by volunteers. 540-980-0754 or 540-980-8906.

Virginia Tech is offering a positive addition to the lives of our citizens by offering "senior college classes" locally. This program is designed for people 50 and older. The series consists of local people giving presentations on their areas of expertise. Many of the presenters are Virginia Tech retirees and faculty, but future instructors will not be limited to that demographic.