Building a Stronger, More Resilient Older  Community in Rappahannock County.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY DURING

GIVE LOCAL PIEDMONT!

The outpouring of support was truly amazing. It is wonderful to know that our community stands behind us in serving seniors in our County. Thank you to each and every one of you who donated during this online day of giving.

Rapp at Home is an organization of seniors in Rappahannock County joining together to have fun, keep active, and help each other stay safe and comfortable in our own homes

A pre-COVID picture - but we're looking forward to gathering in person again before too long!

Staying Healthy at Home

These are unsettling times, but being able to weather the challenges in our own homes helps.

By sharing resources, creativity and caring, we CAN make things better.

Here's what we're doing...

Online Activities

Staying socially connected is more important than ever!

Together Again


I'm dreaming of a time when we're together again
When we don't have stay, 6 feet away
When we can touch and we can hug
Yes, we're waiting for that miracle drug
together again

There's no school, no sports, no movies to go to
No Easter sunrise service, faith will have to do
It would be so grand
If I could hold your hand
My heart would surely skip 
If I could only kiss your lips

I'm dreaming of a time when we're together again
When we don't have stay, 6 feet away
When we can touch and we can hug
Yes, we're waiting for that miracle drug
together again

The cafe is closed, and I don't cook very well
I'm doing my own hair, and I look like hell
My kids are always home
But I long to be alone 
I hope this curse will pass
But for now, I'll fill my glass
Bottoms up

I'm dreaming of a time when we're together again
When we don't have stay, 6 feet away
When we can touch and we can hug
Yes, we're waiting for that miracle drug
together again

I'm dreaming of a time when we're together again
When we don't have stay, 6 feet away
When we can touch and we can hug
Yes, we're waiting for that miracle drug
together again
together again
together again

 

Acclaimed Kid Pan Alley performers Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth held an online songwriting workshop for Rapp at Home members.

Some of Our Other Activities:

**Our monthly "Conversations on Aging' discussion is now held by teleconference

**We're sharing our "Life Story" writings electronically

 

**We're setting up Zoom presentations for previously scheduled talks that we've had to cancel.

**Looking for some other fun activities? Try some of THESE.

Phone 'Reassurance' Calls

** Regular check-in calls from member to member

** 'Buddy' calls from our background-checked volunteers to anyone in the community who wants to talk

**'Phone Pal' calls from our background-checked volunteers to students in the community whose school and parents request it

Pickup and Delivery of Groceries, Prescriptions and Other Essential Items

** We've expanded this service provided by our background-checked volunteers to anyone in the community who needs it, as we are able

**Items are delivered to your front door - no  person-to-person contact

**CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO ORDER FROM LOCAL GROCERIES AND PHARMACIES.

Who are these masked-members??

Making Masks to Keep Us All Safe!

Meeting Other Member Needs

**Social-distancing makes providing rides and direct in-home assistance difficult. We're helping to find individual solutions as needs arise.

**Need help with ordering groceries online? Call us and we'll walk you through it.

 

**Not sure what to do if you aren't feeling well, or how to get financial help? Call us, and we'll steer you in the right direction.

**Whatever the need, we'll do our best to help you navigate these confusing times.

** Rapp at Home members are making masks for other members, and also sharing them with first responders and others in the community who request them.

**Do you need a mask? Call us at 540-937-4663 or email us at info@rappathome.org. We'll try to help!

Working With Community Partners

** We are working closely with other providers of senior services in Rappahannock to ensure that the needs of seniors are being met as effectively as possible

**Rapp at Home is grateful to our fellow organizations for agreeing to meet with us and coordinate efforts. We have a great community!

Paul & Cheryl performing at Rapp at Home in  early Februay

Here's the song the group wrote.

Listen to the recording.

Why Join Rapp at Home?

What Is a "Village?"

A senior village is neighbors working together to make things easier. Run primarily by its members and volunteers, sometimes with the help of a small paid staff, each village is unique to its own community.

​Villages strive to link neighbors together to maintain their independence through staying active, and having access to necessary services. To learn more about senior villages, Click Here.

Membership in Rapp at Home is open to people age 50 and over who live in Rappahannock County

and contiguous areas.

Annual membership fees are modest, and are reduced or free for those with financial need.

When you join Rapp at Home, you not only gain access to great activities and services, your membership fee helps Rapp at Home to continue to offer free or low-cost memberships to your neighbors with financial need.

However, membership fees cover only a portion of our expenses. If you would like to donate to Rapp at Home, please Click Here.

Rapp at Home appreciates the support of Rappahannock Radio! Rappahannock Radio seeks to provide community connectivity and opportunity within and around Rappahannock County, offering a forum for all ages to share their perspectives. It is helping to spread the news about Rapp at Home. Go to:https://www.rappahannockradio.com.

Rapp at Home is a member-run, not-for profit organization supported through membership fees and private donations. It is not a social services agency nor affiliated with any government organization.

Address

567 Mount Salem Avenue
Washington, VA 22747

(located in the Old Washington Schoolhouse)

Mailing Address:

PO Box 193

Washington, VA 22747

Contact Us

info@rappathome.org

540-937-HOME (4663)

www.rappathome.org

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 5 pm
Friday,  10 am - 2 pm

 

Please call first as we are sometimes out at appointments

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