Aging Together

A nonprofit organization

$4,845 Raised by 50 Donors

48% complete

$10,000 Goal

About Us

Aging Together is a regional organization committed to connecting people to resources and communities to improve quality of life as we age.  We represent a collaborative effort in Planning District 9 (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock) with over 150 partner agencies and providers to ensure our region has the services and supports necessary for quality of life as we age. Our partners include:

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Departments of Social Services
  • Faith Communities
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Long-term care providers
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Older Adults
  • Regional Commission

We work through our County Team Network – County Team members meet monthly to discuss local needs and to brainstorm solutions.

AGING TOGETHER AND PARTNERS HAVE HAD A BIG IMPACT IN OUR REGION:

  1. Volunteer driver program
  2. Regional Transportation Coalition
  3. Helped to facilitate the creation of 2 Senior Villages models – LOWLINC, Rapp at Home
  4. First ever Regional Resource Guide for Older Adults
  5. Adult Day Intergenerational Center- coming soon to Culpeper Baptist Church
  6. First Responder/Law Enforcement Training
  7. The Art of Aging Expo
  8. 5 Over 50 Celebration 
  9. Annual Dementia Care Conference
  10. Educational programs for caregivers 
  11. Dementia Friends Sessions
  12. Veterans Benefits Summit

 Like many organizations we had to pivot and respond quickly to the pandemic to ensure we addressed the needs of older adults – social isolation and loneliness became an immediate issue for older adults as well as awareness of issues in long- term care. 

 AGING TOGETHER'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

  1. The development of the REGIONAL COALITON – a monthly meeting of partners to share information and brainstorm solutions!
  2. ADVOCACY – together with our partners, we formed an advocacy group to support legislation for improved conditions in long-term care facilities
  3. IPADS FOR SENIORS – we raised funds to provide local facilities with iPads for residents to connect with loved ones
  4. LISTENING AND LEARNING SUPPORT GROUP - to remove stress for family caregivers and offer them a place to listen and talk
  5. EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS VIA ZOOM - all free, for older adults, caregivers, family memebers and professionals
  6. WISHLIST FOR ACTIVITY SUPPLIES TO LONG TERM CARE - to help loosen the grip of isolation
  7. AGING TOGETHER VOLUNTEERS SCHEDULING COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS - worked with the Health Department to schedule 1100 appointments per week
  8. HOME CARE COMPANION PILOT PROGRAM – We helped to facilitate a home-care program in Rappahannock County hosted by Rapp at Home

 With your help, Aging Together can continue to:

  1. Provide support programs and initiatives such as the iPads for Seniors program – each iPad costs $400
  2. Publish the first ever REGIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE FOR OLDER ADULTS
  3. Provide education and support to caregivers
  4. Support legislation to improve conditions in long-term care
  5. Work with our partners to raise awareness about positive aging
  6. Host the Art of Aging Expo
  7. Host the 5 Over 50 Celebration  
  8. Support Dementia Friends Initiative 

 

Testimonials

November, 2020  - Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce awards Aging Together their Non-Profit of the Year Award


"I have been informed that your volunteers with PATH and Culpeper Aging Together have made it through scheduling the thousands of names we forwarded you over the past several months.  Please let your volunteers know they played a critical role in our local distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations for the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District.  It was a true pleasure working with each of your organizations and I heard nothing but good things from our staff that worked closely with your volunteers.  I would personally like to thank both of you for coming forward so quickly back in February to get our teams organized and a plan in place to help facilitate scheduling our elderly and most vulnerable citizens.  The fact is you and your teams played a critical role in saving lives and that is something to really be proud of."   - Mr. Whitney Wright, Environmental Health Manager SeniorRappahannock Rapidan Health District

"We were delighted to receive 2 iPads last week and started using them immediately. So far, we’ve used them for tele-health visits, and capturing pictures of the residents in various activities.  These photos we email to families as they are not able to see their loved ones in our building due to the COVID-19 virus".                                          - Community Relations Director, The Villa at Suffield Meadows, 2020

"I’m sorry I’ll miss the meeting; it's always so nice to see everyone, hear ideas, learn from others and collaborate with one another.  Aging Together by far is one of the most awesome groups to work with (wish we could copy and paste your programs into every region/county)!!"                                                                                                            - M.S./ Capital Caring Health / January 2021

Organization Information

Name

Aging Together

Employer id number (ein)

46-2046459

Address

P. O. Box 367
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone

540-829-6405

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