Second Wind Calendar For September

We are approaching the time of year when the change of the seasons is imminent, but one thing that will stay consistent is that VPAS will continue to offer great opportunities and activities for older area citizens through its Second Wind program.


On Tuesday, September 19thth, a 10:00 am exit time is planned for a shopping trip to Franklin WV, with lunch at the Gateway Restaurant in Riverton. Home pick-up is also available. There is a $5.00 round trip cost.


Digital assistance will be available on two Tuesdays, September 12th and 26th, at the Highland County Public Library with individual technical assistance given with Computers with Deborah from 10:00 am to Noon. It will also be available Wednesday, 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm with Computers with Derek and Deborah.

Elders can also get moving or get quiet during the month, with numerous classes and workshops sponsored by VPAS and the Highland Medical Center, including martial arts, seated and regular yoga, and meditation. The weight management support group meetings will begin again on Wednesday, September 20th, and will be held every week from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on the same day, at the Highland Medical Center. September also marks the beginning of the Basics of Diabetes and Medications tele-communications class offered at HMC – for more information on this, visit the pair of stories by Chris Swecker on our website.

Other non-VPAS sponsored activities to take advantage of during the month include a trip to the 11th Annual Heritage Harvest Days at Monticello on September 11th.

For more information or to register for any of these activities, or to get on the e-mail distribution list for monthly calendars, contact VPAS Senior Services Coordinator Harmony Leonard at 540-468-2178 or email

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager 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 previously 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. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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