The Kanawha Valley Village People is an all-volunteer group dedicated to helping the people of the Charleston Metro Area remain in their own homes and communities as healthy, active participants as they grow older. Since many people are not as able or as interested as they once were to manage the day-to-day chores of maintaining a home, one of our principle purposes is to facilitate that process by providing links between those who can help and those who need help. We maintain a Service Provider Referral Database and advise our member on local resources which provide basic practical services such as transportation, home and yard maintenance, pet sitting, in-home care. etc. as well as local agencies, organizations and businesses such as Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Putnam County Aging, Hospice, Edgewood Summit, Aging and Disability Resource Center. You can check the Referral Database categories here.
In addition, we have a social element to what we do. We regularly get together for “Dutch Treat Dinners” at local restaurants. We have sponsored a poetry reading by WVSU Professor, Robert M. Wallace, and an historical reenactment by Robert Weiford, a Dr. Hale enactor, who shed light on the early industrial development of the Charleston area. Our charter member, Dr. Charles Daugherty, has led a series of educational sessions entitled “Boost Your Brain” on improving memory. Members get together for hiking trips in Kanawha State Forest. Other trips feature hiking, dining and sightseeing to more distant locations such as Hinton, Cranberry Glades, Smoke Hole Caverns and the National Radio-Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, WV.
To read the latest news, check out ‘What’s New?’ here. To learn more about us, check out the pages of this website, read our newsletters, send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, download our brochure, or give us a call to let us know what you think or request to be added to our mailing list – 304-767-5774.