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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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Aging and Disability Services
Events, Training and Special Initiatives

Explore upcoming events designed to inform and enrich the lives of older adults, their families and caregivers. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Senior Advocate’s Office and partnering organizations (Chesterfield Council on Aging, 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. 

APRIL 2018

Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Wednesday, April 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Chesterfield Towne Center, (between the food court and Macy’s),11500 Midlothian Tnpk, Richmond VA 23235 

Meet over 40 agencies and organizations who need you to lend a hand, and explore ways you can Engage as you Age! For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul Caregiving Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 8 a.m .- 3 p.m. 

Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield 

A workshop for families and caregivers will be held in North Chesterfield.  The keynote speaker’s topic is Bobbi Carducci, author of Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver. Workshop sessions include Safe Medication Management, Music Therapy in Elder Care, Recognizing and Responding to Depression, and an overview of important Legal Documents. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. For more information or to register, please contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Chesterfield Triad
Thursday, April 19, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield 

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, April 19, 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 

Music Techniques for the Non-Music Therapist
Thursday, April 26, 9-10:30 a.m. 

Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corer Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield 

Music therapy has something to offer everyone, from premature infants and children with autism to military members suffering from PTSD and hospice patients.
Cassandra Reyna, Board Certified Musical Therapist, will provide an introduction to musical therapy and its benefits, as well as applications anyone can use. For more information contact the Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

MAY 2018

Chesterfield Triad’s Senior Day, Shining the Light on Seniors
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian 

Learn about services offered by local business and non-profit organizations to enrich your life.  Bring a canned item to donate to the Chesterfield Food Bank.  Enjoy entertainment by Chesterfield’s 2017 Senior Idol Winners, a program by Matt Paxton of Legacy Navigator on “Lightening” your Load”.  Master of Ceremonies is Rob Cardwell of CBS6 This Morning.  Participants can stay for the entire event, or just come and go as needed.  Sponsored by Chesterfield Triad 

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

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Recognition Event
Tuesday, May 22, 2 p.m. 

Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield 

Join others as Chesterfield residents, age 60+, are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service to the community.  Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging and Senior Advocate’s Office 

JUNE 2018

Lawyers Helping Seniors Day
Tuesday, June 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
 

Legal documents are prepared free for Chesterfield’s eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities.  This program is for individuals who have never had their legal documents prepared.  Eligibility requirement is less than $37,425 for a household of one.  Pre-registration is required and documents are prepared by appointment only, so please contact the Senior Advocate’s Office for more information at 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov. The location of the event will be announced when appointments are scheduled.