Aging Together

A nonprofit organization

$3,946 raised by 45 donors

39% 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 (RRCS)
  • Regional Transportation Commission
  • Senior Services Collaborative
  • Departments of Social Services
  • Aging Together Regional Coalition
  • Faith Communities
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Long-term care providers
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Older Adults
  • Regional Commission

We work through our County Team Volunteer 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 formed at the onset of COVID-19 to assure services were in place for older adults
  3. Helped to facilitate the creation of 2 Senior Villages models – LOWLINC, Rapp at Home
  4. First ever Regional Resource Guide for Older Adults printed in 2021; 2nd edition to be printed in fall, 2022.
  5. Advised and supported the development of Generations Central Adult Day Center - recently opened at Culpeper Baptist Church
  6. First Responder/Law Enforcement Training programs
  7. The Art of Aging Expo
  8. 5 Over 50 Celebration 
  9. Annual Dementia Care Conference
  10. Free Educational programs for caregivers 
  11. Dementia Friends Information Sessions for active community engagement to help those living with dementia
  12. Veterans Benefits Summit
  13. Aging Together answers hundreds of help line call and email requests to help older adults and caregivers.

Social isolation and loneliness is a serious issue for older adults. Aging Together has worked hard to create programs, find resources and donate tech items like iPads to alleviate the devastation of social isolation that was highlighted during the pandemic. Our Pets for Seniors campaign is a new offshoot of our Tech for Seniors donation program. 

 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 funding help, Aging Together continues 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 to say that the guide you all have released is fantastic, and I refer to it regularly for families in that general area." 

S. Fields, Clinical Care Coordinator, Memory and Aging Care Clinic (MACC), University of Virginia Health System

"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


Organization Data

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Organization name

Aging Together

Tax id (EIN)

46-2046459

Address

P. O. Box 367
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone

540-829-6405

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