Agencies meet to discuss resources available to homeless

October 11th, 2016

HARRISONBURG – There were 268 people – 54 of them children younger than 18 – living in shelters or outdoors in the Shenandoah Valley this past January. That’s a 6-percent increase over the previous year, according to the Western Virginia Continuum of Care.

Healthy aging: Seniors get wellness tips at annual seminar

Elvis impersonator Richard Parker, of Browntown, entertains senior citizens during the Senior Choices seminar held Thursday at the Woodstock Moose. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 22nd, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Over 100 community members learned how to stay healthy as they age and were entertained by an Elvis impersonator during the third annual Senior Choices seminar at the Woodstock Moose Lodge on Thursday morning.

Blue Ridge Hospice celebrates 35 years

Samantha Markley, thrift store manager for Blue Ridge Hospice, checks a garment on the rack inside the Strasburg store off East King Street. Blue Ridge Hospice is celebrating its 35th anniversary.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 12th, 2016

Blue Ridge Hospice is excited to celebrate its 35 year anniversary, said Jeanne Mezzatesta, director of development for the organization.

Trauma summits set for first responders

September 8th, 2016

Strength In Peers, Sentara RMH Medical Center and James Madison University’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services will host summits on trauma for first responders and health and human service professionals in Mount Jackson and Harrisonburg.

Local woman battles incurable disease

Diane Nicholson, of Strasburg, tends to her daughter Kari, 21, in their town home. Kari Nicholson, who is on disability, suffers from an incurable kidney disease. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 27th, 2016

STRASBURG – A young Strasburg woman is battling a rare, incurable kidney disease with pain treatments that provide little relief.

Local woman receives new heart valves

Mary Hicks, 95, sits inside  her Woodstock home. HIcks was one of two people in the region who recently had a minimally invasion surgery for heart valve disease.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 27th, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Mary Hicks, a 95-year-old Woodstock resident, was one of the first to receive a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement at Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center’s hybrid room in Winchester Medical Center on July 6.

Hospital dedicates new ER, medical building

April McClain, director of inpatient nursing and the emergency department, gives the public a tour along the doctors' and nurses' station inside the new emergency room at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock on Wednesday. The new ER  includes 17 private exam/treatment rooms and dedicated trauma and cardiac care rooms.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 15th, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah Memorial Hospital’s new emergency department and medical building was dedicated yesterday with a ribbon cutting, open and tours, which were open to the public.