Calendar of Events
May 25, Chesterfield - Chesterfield Council on Aging, Retirement Celebration. Please join the Chesterfield Council on Aging for networking and a reception honoring Debbie Leidheiser. We will celebrate her 10 years of service as Chesterfield’s Senior Advocate during our May meeting. This will be a social event, but there will be a time for sharing your special moments and memories with Debbie. The celebration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. RSVP to (804) 920-9190, email@example.com, or 840-6454, firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1, Chesterfield – Legislative Forum: Seniors, Got Voice? Join us for an interactive forum with a professional panel and other Chesterfield County seniors to hear how you can make a difference in topics presented to the state legislature. Hear from experienced advocates about the legislative process in Virginia, bills relating to the cost of prescription drugs and insurance options for adults under 65, and learn how you can talk to your lawmaker about issues of concern to you. The program will be held 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield. 804-768- 7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.
June 2, Richmond - Senior Center of Greater Richmond - "Try us Out" and find out more about us at 11 a.m. at Battery Park Christian Church as our guest. Please register so you can stay for lunch also. Call us at (804) 353-3171.
June 3, Woodbridge - The Alzheimer’s Association, National Capitol Area Chapter, presents the First Annual Prince William Area Dementia Caregiver Symposium: "A Morning of Encouragement," providing care partners with knowledge, tools and strategies to cope. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the James J. McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court. This program is free of charge. Refreshments and box lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with your name and contact information to Jane Priest at 703-766-9018 or email@example.com. This program is presented in partnership with the Prince William Area Agency on Aging.
June 6, Chesterfield – Caregiver Connection Support Group. Caregiver Connection is a monthly support group for those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration, usually a parent or spouse. Join other caregivers from 4:00-5:15 p.m. at Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Senior Advocate and Lucy Corr Village. 804-768- 7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.
June 7-July 19, Chesterfield – Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This six-week program helps people with on-going health conditions self-manage their conditions and take control of their life. Participants will learn how to develop manageable action plans for their chronic disease. Topics will include goal setting, problem solving, physical activity, healthy eating and more. The program will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, North Chesterfield. RSVP to 804-768- 7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov
June 8, Harrisonburg - Dementia: The Person Behind the Disease: A Positive Approach to Dementia Care; CEU's will be available for purchase on site. To register (after April 1st) go towww.alz.org/cwva or call, (800) 272-3900 and ask for Alzheimer’s Education Conference in Harrisonburg. Event will be held at James Madison University, Carrier Dr.
June 8, Burkeville - Personality Disorders and Older Adults: Working With Some Of Your Most Challenging Residents. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (30 min. lunch), Piedmont Geriatric Hospital. $25 per person, including lunch or $42.00 with optional CEUs. Contact us at 434-767- 4521, Fax 434-767-2438, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 13, Petersburg - Conversations about Alzheimer's and Dementia - Know the 10 Signs. The monthly talks will address concerns, questions and answers that will be helpful to anyone whose life is being affected by Alzheimer's or dementia. Held at Petersburg Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room, 201 W. Washington St. from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Pre-registration required for all programs. Pre-register by calling 804-446-5860 or e-mail email@example.com.
June 14, Fredericksburg - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Join us at the Fredericksburg Expo CenterOver 100 Area Organizations & Businesses, providing information about Health & Community Services. Assistive Listening & ASL Interpreters will be on site. Health Screenings include fall risk, vision & hearing, diabetes, blood glucose & pressure checks, body mass, and bone density. Line Dancing & Jazzercise demos, Wegmans Cooking demos, Short Courses – and much more! Come experience what makes the Fredericksburg region so fabulous for the 50+ community!
June 15, Virginia Beach - Anyone Can Dance - Music and Movement for Elders with Physical Limitations Anyone Can Dance is a program of adaptive dance created by Judith Sachs, a certified dance and exercise facilitator. It is designed for people 65 and over, or for those who may have physical restrictions and who use a wheel chair or a walker. Benefits include aerobic conditioning and improved flexibility, coordination, posture, muscle tone, attitude and body image. 12:30 – 3:30 pm Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Rd.
June 15, Dinwiddie - Dementia 411: Know the 10 Signs. Dinwiddie Public Library, 14103 Boydton Plank Rd. 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Pre-registration required. Pre-register by calling 804-446-5860 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, Burkeville - Happiness at Work: Over-Rated or Necessary? Job Stress or Job Satisfaction? Presenter: Sherry Avery, BSN, RN-BC, is currently a Nurse Trainer at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital on the Nottoway Campus. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (30 min. lunch) Piedmont Geriatric Hospital. $25 or $42 with optional CEUs (including lunch) PGI will issue a Certificate of Completion for five (5) contact hours if you elect not to receive CEUs. Workshops fill up fast, so please enroll soon, but not later than the June 14 deadline. For more information and registration, email email@example.com.
June 21, N. Prince George - Alzheimer's & Dementia Family Education Series: Know the 10 Signs. Sunflower Gardens, 5305 Plaza Drive from 6-7 p.m. Pre-registration required. Pre-register by calling 804-446-5860 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 28, Richmond - Healthy YOU at Brookdale Imperial Plaza 11 a.m. “When Health Impedes Safe Driving” with Haley Glynn of the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education. Free. Senior Center of Greater Richmond. Advance reservations: SeniorCenterRVA@gmail.com or 804-353-3171. 1717 Bellevue Ave., in the Auditorium.
June 28, Petersburg - Memory Cafe: a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer’s and other dementias along with their caregivers to relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, and discussion. Perk's Coffee Shop, 8 W. Bank St.
July 20, Richmond - Senior Safety Day. The third annual event will be presented by the Senior Center of Greater Richmond, The Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring and by Richmond’s First Baptist Church. First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Information, Connections, Resources and Fun. Contact us by email for program and registration information after May 1. SeniorCenterRVA@Gmail.com or http://www.SeniorCenterOfGreaterRichmond.org.
July 26, Petersburg - Memory Cafe: a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer’s and other dementias along with their caregivers to relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, and discussion. Perk's Coffee Shop, 8 W. Bank St.
September 25, Richmond – 3rd annual Bon Secours Richmond Successful Aging Forum, the kickoff event to the 2017 Richmond celebration of International Active Aging Week. This year’s theme is “Aging and the Arts,” and will feature Dr. Ronald Crutcher, renowned musician and University of Richmond president, as keynote speaker. Come prepared to enjoy a three course luncheon, a health and wellness expo, a vaccine clinic, a Zumba class, and some of Bon Secours “Top Docs” presenting interesting and engaging ways to age successfully! The event costs $10 and includes lunch. Free parking. The event is from 10 am – 3 pm at West End Assembly of God, 401 North Parham Road. To register, visit www.bsvaf.org/successfulagingforum. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available. Please direct any questions toKerrissa_macpherson@bshsi.org.
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