Name of Engagement

Valley Program for Aging Services

Contact Information

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)

Contact Details

vpas@vpas.info or iihhs@jmu.edu

Description

VPAS's mission is to empower those 60 years and older with the resources and opportunities they need to lead engaged lives. Their vision is to be the premier organization in the Central Shenandoah Valley for supporting successful aging in place. VPAS serves adults 60 years and older, and their families, in the Counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro.

Web Presence

http://www.valleyprogramforagingservices.com/

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Date

This is an existing program in the Shenandoah Valley that collaborates with JMU's Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS).

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Health and Healthcare

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

JMU students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this field. The university benefits from this community partnership.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

Off campus

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