Second Wind June Calendar Of Events

The Valley Program For Aging Services calendar for June has been released, and it includes plenty of opportunities for fun, learning, shopping and healthy activities.

Shopping trips for the month feature a June 6th trip to Harrisonburg and a June 20th trip to Franklin for grocery shopping and lunch at the Gateway Restaurant. Both trips leave the Highland County Public Library at 10:00 am-home pick-up is also available. Reservations are required.

A number of educational classes of interest to older residents will be held at The Highland Medical, including The Basics of Diabetes and Medications on June 6th, Nutrition Basics on June 13th, Glucose Control, Activity, & Stress on June 20th and Eat Smart, Change Your Lifestyle on June 27th. All these classes take place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – for registration or more information, call 540-468-6436. Classes on yoga, martial arts, meditation and weight management are also available.

Other educational classes include the Super Pantry, Nutrition and Cooking Class Series, where you can learn new recipes and cooking techniques, including take home groceries. These are presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension, and take place at the Medical Center June 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29 and 29th, starting at 11:00. For more information or registration on these, call Kaye at 540-245-5750. And Medicare 101, a primer on the basics of the program will be held at the Library on June 14th, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Social activities are available during the month include two canoeing trips in Petersburg, WV, facilitated by Eagle’s Nest Outfitters on June 15th and 24th.

The Highland Senior Service Council will meet June 15th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Highland Modular Conference building. The VPAS office will be closed on June 28th, but the kitchen will still be open and Meals on Wheels will be delivered.

For more information on any of these events, contact Highland 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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