Friday in the Park to benefit VPAS



Broadway, Va. – As part of a plan to bolster senior services and strengthen the community, the Rotary Club of Broadway-Timberville will host Friday in the Park to benefit Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) on June 15 in Heritage Park in Broadway. 

The summer celebration, which will be held from 5:30-8:30, is a family-friendly event which will feature inflatables, pony rides, food trucks, wine, beer, cider, live music by the EZ Go Band, and more. 

Growth projections from the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service indicate that the population of Virginia residents 60 and older is expected to increase dramatically between 2010 and 2030. A majority do not have the necessary financial resources for older age, are confused about their health insurance options, or physically unprepared for the changes to come. 

“Our Rotarians want to ensure that local residents have the resources they need to age well,” said Kyle O’Brien, Broadway Town Manager and Past President of the Broadway-Timberville Rotary Club. “VPAS provides highly-valuable services in this community, so we’ll be supporting them in a variety of ways in the months to come. Friday in the Park will bring the town together for a fun night and help empower our older neighbors at the same time.” 

Admission to Friday in the Park is $5 for adults. Attendees 18 and under get in free. Event sponsors include: F&M Bank and Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Campground. Additional sponsorship opportunities and vendor/craft tables are available. 

Rotary Club of Broadway-Timberville is part of a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. 

VPAS empowers adults 60 years and over with the resources they need to lead engaged lives. With information and referral services, Medicare counseling, senior transportation, recreational programming, meal delivery, and in-home personal care available throughout five counties in the Shenandoah Valley, VPAS has been serving older adults and their families for more than 40 years.


Kyle O’Brien, Manager, Town of Broadway 



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