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Senior Advocate 
Debra Preston

Email Address
senioradvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Phone Numbers
(804) 768-7878
(804) 717-6211 Fax


Mailing Address
9800 Government Center Parkway 
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Senior Services
Events, Training and Special Initiatives

Please note that the Chesterfield Senior Advocate’s Office now has a Facebook page! Check out our page to learn about programs and events through the Senior Advocate’s Office, Chesterfield Council on Aging and Chesterfield Triad.

If you have questions concerning any of these events, please contact the Senior Advocate’s office at 804-768-7878 or via email at SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.


January 2018

Memory Loss, Dementia and Depression: What’s the Difference?
Caregiver Connection Support Group

Tuesday, January 2 (4-5:15 p.m.)
Lucy Corr Village Assisted Living Friendship Room
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
 

While these three conditions can share symptoms and challenges, they can also differ greatly in impact and treatment. Tina Thomas, the Director of Programs and Services from the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be our speaker, and will include time for questions and open discussion. 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. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Kinship Connection

Thursday, January 18 (4:30-6 p.m.)
Chesterfield Community Development Building
9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield
 

Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stories and help each other. We are planning a speaker from Chesterfield County Public Schools to present. Child care is provided. Open to anyone in the community; you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Downsizing Tips and Challenges, Chesterfield Council on Aging

Thursday, January 25, (9-10:30 a.m.)
Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
 

A representative from Legacy Navigator will share ideas to consider when downsizing, whether that be to a smaller home, an apartment, or an assisted living arrangement. The Council’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues relating to older adults and individuals with disabilities. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

February 2018

Caregiver Connection Support Group

Tuesday, February 6 (4-5:15 p.m.)
Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
 

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. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Chesterfield Triad

Thursday, February 15 (10-11:30 a.m.)
Southminster Presbyterian Church
7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
 

Come, meet other adults age 50+, and learn about Chesterfield Triad. This month a speaker from AARP will present. Triad works to enhance the quality of life for, and reduce crime against senior citizens. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Kinship Connection

Thursday, February 15 (4:30-6 p.m.)
Chesterfield Community Development Building
9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield
 

Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stories and help each other. Child care is provided. Open to anyone in the community; you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Chesterfield Council on Aging

Thursday, February 22 (9-10:30 a.m.)
Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
 

Join other seniors and professionals for our annual organizational meeting as we review the Council’s work in 2017, learn about the various committees and ways to get involved. The Council’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues relating to older adults and individuals with disabilities. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Being Mortal, Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul Workshop

Wednesday, February 28 (2-3:30 p.m.)
North Courthouse Road Library
325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield
 

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join a national dialogue taking place in your community concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documentary, Being Mortal, which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Registration from 1:30-2:00p, light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.