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January 2017 Second Wind Calendar

The Highland County Second Wind program kicks off 2017 with a January calendar that includes a variety of health, shopping and social opportunities for older area residents.

Shopping trips include grocery runs to Staunton on two Tuesdays, January 3rd and 31st. A trip to Franklin, along with lunch at the Gateway Restaurant will take place on Tuesday the 17th. These jaunts leave the Highland Library at 10:00 am, or home pick-up is available.

If the holidays have been hard on your waistline, a weight management support group organizational meeting will be held be held from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11th at The Highland Medical Center. Weekly meetings of the group will follow on the 18th and 25th, at the same time and place.

If you got a stubborn electronic device from Santa Claus, and need help mastering it, a computer support group meets at the Highland Public Library for assistance. Deborah Lambert and Derek Simmons lead these meetings on Wednesday, January 11th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Tuesday, January 3rd and 17th from 10:00 am til Noon.

The Highland Senior Services Local Council Meeting will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 19th at the county modular building, and there will be a Meals on Wheels Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, January 25th at The Highland Center.

The VPAS offices and Meals on Wheels kitchen will be closed on Monday, January 2nd and Monday, January 16th. There will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries on these days.

For more information or to register for any of these activities, contact VPAS Senior Services Coordinator Harmony Leonard at 540-468-2178 or email harmony@vpas.info.

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Scott Smith

Scott is the News Director for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan, and also is a member of the boards of the Highland-Bath Farm Bureau , Highland Chamber of Commerce and Highland Sheep and Wool Association. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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