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Senior Advocate
Debbie Leidheiser

Email Address
LeidheiserD@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
 


Care Coordination for Veterans: Demystifying the VA

Thursday, July 27 (9 a.m.) 

Mast Auditorium
Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Lean how to demystify the VA and improve care coordination for Veterans. Topics to be covered include; what the VA does; how Veterans qualify and receive care in the VA, how the co-management of care for Veterans who receive care in both their community and their VA can be improved; the structure of the VA healthcare system; and understanding basic eligibility and enrollment processes and services available to Veterans.

Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging 


Caregiver Connection

Tuesday, August 1 (3 p.m.) 

Assisted Living Entrance
Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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. The group will take a field trip to The Bon Secours Community Hospice House for a tour. The group will leave Lucy Corr promptly at 3 p.m., meeting at the entrance to the Assisted Living area.


Community Forum

Tuesday, August 8 (10 a.m.-noon) 

Providence United Methodist Church
901 South Providence Road
North Chesterfield

Help make the Providence/Turner Roads Community a more livable area for all. Please join us and share your thoughts, ideas, and insights. Areas for consideration may be: finding ways to live independently, living safely in your neighborhood; feeling a sense of community; meeting transportation needs and identifying resources available.

Sponsored by the Chesterfield Age Wave Committee and the Senior Advocate’s Office 


Fire and Fall Prevention

Thursday, August 17 (10-11:30 a.m.) 

Southminster Presbyterian Church
7500 Hull Street Road
North Chesterfield

Come and learn how to prevent falls and fires. Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, was developed by the National Fire Protection Association and the CDC to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. The program centers around 16 key safety messages; eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. Kimberly Rideout, fire and life safety educator, will be presenting the program.

Sponsored by Chesterfield Triad. A short business meeting will follow the program. 


Caring For You… Caring For Me

Thursday, Aug. 17 – Sept. 21 (12-2 p.m.) 

Chesterfield Community Development Building
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832

This 5 week, educational and support program provides family and professional caregivers with an opportunity to:

  • gain information on various topics related to caregiving,
  • learn methods of coping with the stresses and strains of being a caregiver,
  • learn what resources are available to them,
  • discover ways of working together to reduce some of the frustrations and barriers they face in their caregiving roles,
  • share common concerns, and to recognize that they are not alone – others share similar feelings and concerns.

Participants must sign up in advance of the first class date, so please contact the Senior Advocate’s Office to register (804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov)


Kinship Connection

Thursday, August 17 (4:30-6 p.m.) 

Chesterfield Community Development Building
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stores and support each other. Open to anyone in the Metro Richmond area. FREE child care is available. 


Fun at the Fairgrounds

Thursday, September 28 (9 a.m.-noon) 

Chesterfield County Fairgrounds
10300 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Celebrate Active Aging Week as you join others for this free event for adults 50+. Participate in health screenings, flu shots, games, Zumba and line dance. Visit vendors who provide a service for older adults, door prizes and more! Entertainment is provided by Manny Green Entertainment. At 9:30 a.m., join us for a warm-up and walk around the fairgrounds.

The program is sponsored by Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections 


Identity Theft 

Thursday, August 24 (9-10:30 a.m.) 

Mast Auditorium
Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Join others as we hear the latest about Identity Theft, which continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.  Corporal Tim Lamb, crime prevention officer with the Chesterfield Police Department, will speak about technological advances that have increased opportunities for criminal activity.

Cpl. Lamb will be joined by Mary Sharpe, victim advocate from the Office of the Attorney General, who will have tips on how to avoid Identity Theft and what to do if you become a victim.

Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging.