Second Wind December Calendar

Tis the season for older area citizens to partake in the list of  December activities planned by VAPS through its Second Wind program.


A grocery and Christmas shopping trip to Harrisonburg leaves the Highland County Public Library at 9:00 am on Wednesday 6th. Home pick-up is also available – there is a $5.00 fee.


Help with stubborn electronic devices will be available on Tuesday, December 12that the Highland County Public Library with individual technical assistance given with Computers with Deborah from 10:00 am to Noon.

Elders can also get moving during the month, with numerous seated and regular yoga classes facilitated by VPAS and the Highland Medical, Center. Weight management support group meetings will be held every Wednesday through the 20th, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Highland Medical Center. The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Partner Support Group meets there Tuesday, December 12th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.


There will also be a free “Me Loving Me” Women’s Empowerment Support Group meeting at HMC on Tuesday, December 19th from 10:00 am to Noon, with tips for minimizing stress and maximizing self-care. Light refreshments will be served. This is sponsored by Safehome Systems.


The Highland Senior Services/VPAS office and the Meals on Wheels kitchen will be closed Thursday, December 14th and Monday, December 25th.

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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