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The Longest Day Bike-A-Thon

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Warm Hearth Village will be partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association in recognition of “The Longest Day” of the year on June 20.  Symbolizing the never-ending struggle faced by patients, family and caregivers alike, many area communities will hold events designed to raise awareness and offer support for those affected by the disease.

Employees and residents at Warm Hearth Village have organized a sunup to sundown bike-a-thon that will take place in the fitness center pool on the new hydro bike.  Participants will take turns and pedal non-stop on June 20th as a way to show their support.  Come out and cheer them on, make a donation or seek resources for your loved one – Warm Hearth has a specialized Memory Care residence on campus.  2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg. 

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Apartment Residents Reaping the Rewards of Grant

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In 2015, Warm Hearth Village received a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to include a Resident Service Coordinator position to benefit the residents of Trolinger House and New River House Apartments.  Cindy Wiley-Lamb, hired as Resident Service Coordinator, has worked diligently to connect residents with community resources so that they are more empowered to care for themselves, participate fully in our community and enrich their personal lives through wellness and education programs. 

In her first year as Service Coordinator, Lamb has documented remarkable progress in regard to the frail and at risk apartment residents at Warm Hearth Village.  She has become a trusted source and referral point for residents facing significant challenges with managing financial resources.  Specifically, Lamb has generated resident cost savings totaling $52,944 to date.

Lamb has educated residents with low incomes about the availability of energy assistance and helped them to apply through the Montgomery County Department of Social Services.  She has also helped several seniors apply for and receive SNAP benefits allowing them to use government assistance to provide healthy meal choices.

Lamb has identified a growing need among this population for personal care items including dental care, personal cleaning and incontinence items.  In response, staff of the Warm Hearth Foundation have expanded their current Micah’s Soup for Seniors program to include Micah’s Personal Care.  Staff, including Lamb, are working with local businesses to garner donations of these necessities and these along with help from the Foundation’s Resident Assistance Fund are estimated to serve more than 100 seniors on a regular basis.  To date, $2500 worth of goods has been donated.  For information about Micah’s Soup for Seniors or Micah’s Personal Care, contact Karen Nelson at (540)443-3406 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Congrats Mrs. New River Valley!

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Congratulations to our very own Grace Sarver, Administrator of Warm Hearth at Home.  Grace is Mrs. New River Valley 2016 and recently competed in the Mrs. Virginia pageant. Grace received Third runner up honors and was the winner of the interview category of the competition.

Grace’s main platform for the competition is poverty among seniors in our region. Working closely with the Warm Hearth Foundation, which helps provide seniors in need with food, housing, health care, and basic necessities, Grace hopes to build awareness for this group of people who are very near and dear to her heart.

“Seeing the difference, the Warm Hearth Foundation makes in seniors lives is why I ultimately wanted to be Mrs. River Valley. With 25% of the senior population living below the poverty level state- wide, I wanted to be an advocate for this vulnerable group. Seniors should not have to decide if they are going to buy their medication or eat for the month,” she said.

Grace welcomes the opportunity to take part in additional community events, fundraisers or volunteer activities and invites organizers to contact her about making personal appearances by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Give Big on April 20th!

Please support the Warm Hearth Foundation tomorrow with ‪#‎givebignrv‬

https://cfnrv.givebig.org/c/NRV/a/retire

 

 

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Come One Come All

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Wednesday, April 20th

From 1:00 to 8:30 pm Warm Hearth Village Center
2387 Warm Hearth Dr.
Blacksburg, VA

Admission: FREE, Donations Welcome

 

Come join the circus for a day and help the Warm Hearth Foundation and Blacksburg Community Band win a grant from the Community Foundation to raise funds for their cause! Enjoy the swirling excitement of musical favorites from the Blacksburg Community Band, Clowns, Magician, Pie The President, Pet Show and so much more.

Carnival Games and Entertainment Until 6:00
1:00 - Pie the President and Management
2:00 - Mrs. New River Valley
3:00 - Strongest Man Contest
4:00 - Pet Show (weather permiting)
7:00 - Blacksburg Community Band

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Full Moon Water Yoga

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The Fitness Center Presents Full Moon Water Yoga

The Fitness Center at Warm Hearth Village is offering Water Yoga during the full moon of each month throughout the year from 7 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy one hour of water yoga in a heated, 89-degree, salt-water pool with stellar sunsets, lovely outdoor scenery, and the full moon framed by glass window walls.  Dates for up-coming classes are April 22, May 21, June 20, July 19 and August 18.  The class is open to the community and the cost is $10.

Certified, registered, & insured yoga teacher Erin Doty Senger combines the stress relieving and balancing effects of yoga with the therapeutic support of salt water, full moon inspiration, and props to relax, strengthen, and support the body.

Water yoga is low impact making it supportive for people with pain and helps to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.  Salt water’s buoyant effect removes the pressure and weight from the joints, alleviating pain and discomfort.  Since the body bears less weight, the muscles can relax, stretch and strengthen while decreasing the chances of injury.  Water yoga is beneficial for beginners and experienced land yogis and those who suffer with arthritis, hip or knee replacement surgery, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, breathing difficulties, stress, sciatica and back pain.

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Welcome Amy Webb

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Amy Webb Joins Warm Hearth at Home as Home Health Consultant

Amy Webb has joined the Warm Hearth at Home team as the new Home Health Consultant.  The Home Health Consultant will be responsible for marketing the expanded services available through Warm Hearth at Home.   She will also act as the liaison between Warm Hearth at Home and Warm Hearth Village Retirement Community. 


The Home Health Consultant position was created as Warm Hearth at Home continues to grow. As the client base has grown, so has the need to incorporate additional services and with that the need for additional staff.   Recent changes include becoming a Medicare provider.  Warm Hearth at Home will continue to offer companion care and personal care but will now provide a very comprehensive list of services that includes skilled nursing and occupational, physical and speech therapies in the home for seniors who meet admissions criteria.  Warm Hearth at Home prides itself on offering the most comprehensive services while providing flexibility in scheduling and a dependable workforce.


Webb obtained her Associates Degree in Business Management from Virginia Western Community College.  Her extensive background includes sports marketing and community relations, healthcare admissions and hospice care.  Webb states, “Working with patients and their families, making them feel at ease, is the most gratifying part of what I do.”  She goes on to say, “This is what I hope to bring to our Warm Hearth at Home clientele.

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Please Vote For Us!

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THE POLLS ARE OPEN for OurHealth Southwest Virginia’s 8th Annual Senior Living Awards!!

Please vote for Warm Hearth Village for the categories below.

Assisted Living
Rehab
Nursing Home
Home Health - Warm Hearth at Home
Independent Living Community
Skilled Nursing

 https://ourhealth.typeform.com/to/CDi56i

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