When local non-profit Aging Together held its series of community conversations earlier this year in different parts of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board region, transportation issues were one of the most common discussions. Transportation is a growing problem for senior citizens that live in rural areas of the five county area served by Aging Together. Even those with cars or family can have issues if they are temporarily unable to drive or if family and friends cannot leave work or other obligations to drive them.
Aging Together, the local non-profit geared to providing support for older residents and their families in Culpeper, Orange, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock Counties held the first of six community meetings last week at the Madison County Fire Hall.
For the first time in Orange, Aging Together will be offering a free Live Well workshop, offering information and help to people with chronic illnesses.
One county, three nonprofits and lots of chocolate is how a new benefit for three local nonprofits is being described. Aging Together, Skyline Community Action Plan (CAP) and Services to Abused Families (SAFE) are inviting people to take part in the March 13 Chocolate for Charity event which will include a silent auction, deserts, wine and chocolate to benefit the three local organizations.
Through collaborative efforts the local non-profit, Aging Together, is working to make Orange and the surrounding areas a better place to grow older.