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The latest details on exactly how we keep giving, keep living, keep going and keep growing!

  • VMRC Foundation exceeds budget goal

    April 12, 2017 - The VMRC Foundation surpassed its goal for the Good Samaritan Fund fiscal year ending 2017 by more than $2,000. The Foundation raised $267,137 to provide for VMRC residents living in assisted living or complete living care whose income or Medicaid falls short of actual costs of care.

    More than $1.5 million was secured toward the Reinvesting in Our Community Campaign, said Les Helmuth, executive director of the VMRC Foundation.

    That campaign is an initiative to renovate the first floor of Oak Lea with 35 private rooms for Transitional Care, complete Woodland Park with five new 11-person homes and a community center, initiate a nurse education endowment and increase the Compassion Endowment which provides financial assistance to residents who have outlived their own resources. 

    VMRC’s annual Golf Benefit Tournament in 2016 netted $60,000 toward the Memory C.A.R.E. Endowment. 

    “With all these gifts, we received $2,057,701 in cash, new pledges and future commitments from our community of donors – residents, staff, board members, businesses, churches, foundations and community members,” said Les. “VMRC has been very blessed.” 

    Learn about giving through the VMRC Foundation.


  • Step Up Your Fall Prevention

    March 8, 2017 - The Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community continues its Age Well Speaker Series with “Preventing Falls.” The program will be 6 p.m. April 13 in VMRC’s Detwiler Auditorium, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg.

    The Age Well Speaker Series is an educational outreach focusing on helping people manage their health and making better lifestyle choices for chronic conditions.

    Falls are becoming an increasing health concern for adults 65 years and older. Learn your risk factors, prevention tips and how to make home modifications to lower your risk of falling.

    Our panelists for the program:
    Rosemary Good - Select Rehab
    Betsy Peake and Amy Marshall - VMRC Outpatient Therapy 
    Heather Yoder - VMRC Wellness Center
    Greg Nesselrodt - VMRC Construction Management

    The program is free and open to all.


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