Oakwood Health and Rehab Center’s new sensory room is the result of 18 months of work. The reason it took so long is that it’s on the cutting edge of efforts to improve the quality of life for dementia patients.
According to Tracy Chisholm, Oakwood’s nursing director, the idea of multi-sensory stimulus has been used successfully in Europe for some time. The idea is new to the U. S. It’s so new that Chisholm had trouble finding suppliers to provide equipment to set up Okwood’s room.
A proposal to build a Dollar General store on Va. 24, across the highway from Staunton River High School, drew major opposition when the rezoning request, necessary for the construction of the store, came before the Bedford County Board of Supervisors Monday night.
A large number of neighbors opposed it. The planning commission opposed it. County planning staff opposed it. The county school division opposed it. In the end, five of seven supervisors opposed it.
Several lake-area charities announced their participation in the second annual “Roanoke Valley Gives” (RVG) campaign. This event, organized by the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley, is a 24-hour online day of giving, slated for March 15.
“What I knew about running an art center was absolutely zero,” Sara Braaten said Friday evening when the Bower Center’s Sara Braaten Gallery was dedicated. “I had other people step up and say, ‘OK, she doesn’t know what she’s doing, I’ll help.’”
BEDFORD, Va. – Virginia State Police Senior Trooper M. D. Mayhew is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on March 10, 2017. The crash occurred at 7:39 a.m. on Route 24, at its intersection with Joppa Mill Road in Bedford County.
If you have unique antiques you’ve been waiting to get rid of, now is your chance.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the American Pickers team are ready to return to Virginia to film episodes of the hit series throughout central and southern Virginia in May.
Boxwood blight (also known as box blight) is a serious fungal disease of boxwood that results in defoliation and decline of susceptible boxwood. It has been identified in Bedford and we are raising awareness in an effort to minimize its impact.