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03-15-17 Upcoming Programs: Week of March 22

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of Week of March 22

March 22, 2017
Communications and Media

March 2017 

Grass Roots
What: The popular Grass Roots program involves a home visit by a trained Master Gardener who will come and measure your lawn, take a soil sample and provide personalized recommendations based on a detailed site evaluation. The program fee is $25 and covers the cost of supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are $11 each, with a maximum of three.
When: The Grass Roots program is available through mid-May.
Contact: For more information or to register, call 751-4401 or visit http://www.chesterfield.gov/extension/.

The Future of Aging in Chesterfield, Chesterfield Council on Aging
What: Dr. Joe Casey, Chesterfield County administrator, will talk about how the county is preparing for the aging population. Also learn about planning, employment, transportation and other topics of interest, and how to become involved. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.
When: March 23, 9-10:30 a.m.
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Chesterfield’s Picture Postcard Past
What: A special exhibit of vintage postcards will be presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Old Dominion Postcard Club. The cards look back at 20th century Chesterfield County, showing how much has changed and how much is gone but not forgotten.
When: Opens Saturday, March 4 and continues through August 31
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop (located on the Historic Courthouse Green along Route 10/Ironbridge Road in Chesterfield)
Information: $2 suggested admission
Contact: For more information, call the Chesterfield County Museum at 768-7311.

Caring For You, Caring For Me
What: This educational and support program provides family and professional caregivers with an opportunity to learn methods of coping with the stresses of being a caregiver, what resources are available, discover ways of working together to reduce frustrations and barriers in their caregiving roles, share common concerns, and to recognize that others share similar feelings and concerns.
When: Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield
Cost: Participants must sign up ahead of time and the cost is $25 per person.
Information:http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: RSVP to 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

50+ Active Lifestyles at Huguenot Road Baptist Church
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W Huguenot Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 748-1623

What: Game Day Monday
When: Ongoing Mondays (not held 4/17), 10 a.m.-noon
Information: Free 

50+ Active Lifestyles at Chesterfield Baptist Church
Where: Chesterfield Baptist Church, 16530 Hull Street Road
Contact: 748-1623 

What: Introduction to Laptops
When: Tuesdays, March 28, 1-3 p.m.
Information: The cost is $26 for Course 31985

What: Introduction to Digital Photography with Phones and Tablets
When: Tuesday, March 28, 10 a.m.-noon
Information: The cost is $13 for Course 31929.

April 2017 

Landscape for Life
What: The Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office offers the Learn Your Landscape Program. For $30, homeowners can have trained Chesterfield Master Gardeners visit their homes and help them learn about their landscapes. Program includes a site evaluation and program materials. The level of detail recorded on the site evaluation is dependent on property size and landscape diversity.
When: Site visits will take place from April 1-Sept. 30
Where: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Office, 6807 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: The cost is $30 and site visits are limited to 1.5 hours.
Contact: Call 751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov for information. Download the application at http://bit.ly/LoveYourLandscape 

Falling Creek Ironworks Tour
What: This guided tour will enable participants to learn more about the history of one of the earliest iron furnaces in the New World. Built in 1619, it is one of the oldest iron furnaces that ever existed. Learn about the efforts of the Virginia Company of London to expand trade during the New World, and exploit the natural resources of the Virginia colony with iron ore. Learn about the evolution of the iron industry along the banks of Falling Creek during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and view the site improvements recently added to the park.
Where: Falling Creek Ironworks Park, 6407 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chesterfield
When: Saturday, April 1, 10-11 a.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $8 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #31925.

Webelos Earth Rocks Workshop
What: This program is for Cub Scouts who want to complete their requirements for a badge focusing on geology and rock formations. Participants will learn how to conduct a scale hardness test of rocks, learn about classifications of rocks, rock types and how coal is formed. Scouts will be provided a tour of the park and view geological formations, while learning about various processes.
Where: Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian
When: Saturday, April 1, 2-4 p.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $10 per scout. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request
Course #31923.

Being Mortal
What: Watch the documentary, Being Mortal, which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illnesses. A panel discussion with local experts follows the webinar. A certificate of attendance is available.
When: Tuesday,April 4, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: RSVP to 840-6454 or pcox@cratercommunityhospice.org 

Caregiver Connection, Safe Medication Disposal
What: Suzie Trotter, with the Chesterfield Health Department, will discuss the importance of safe medication disposal. Each participant will receive a medication disposal pouch to take home and use to dispose of their unused medications. A time of sharing will follow the presentation. 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.
When: Tuesday,April 4, 4-5:15 p.m.
Where: Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.,
Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Eppington Plantation Tour
What: This guided tour will enable participants to learn more about the history of Eppington. Built in 1770, it is one of the oldest plantation homes in the county. Discover the history of the house and the Eppes family, who built the house. View agricultural items that focus on farm life in the 19th century and learn about Thomas Jefferson’s connection.
Where: Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield
When: Saturday, April 8, 10-11 a.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $8 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #31921.

Eppington Plantation Geocache
What: Explore this historic plantation while searching for caches during a scavenger hunt. This program enables participants to uncover clues about Eppington while learning GPS skills. Use our Garmin hand-held receivers to hunt for caches. For adults and youth ages 8 and older. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield
When: Saturday, April 8, 2-4 p.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $10 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #31919.

REVIVE: Opioid Overdoes and Naloxone Education Program
What: REVIVE is a Virginia Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program that helps participants learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, a mediation that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
When: Tuesday, April 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: To register or for more information, contact Debbie Severt, 717-6839.

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Nominations
What: Chesterfield County is fortunate to have active, engaged senior volunteers who enrich our community through their service. The Chesterfield Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame is designed to build on the Older Americans Act of 1965 to recognize those individuals who have rendered unusual or outstanding volunteer service to the community after reaching age 60. Nominations are now open to nominate a Chesterfield County resident to this prestigious program. All nominees will be recognized at a ceremony on May 16.
When: Now through April 13, 2017
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorVolunteerHallofFame
Contact: Nomination forms are available on the county’s website at www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorVolunteerHallofFame/, by calling 768-7878 or emailing SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov.

Adult 50+ Essay Contest
What: May isOlder American’s Month and this year’s theme is “Age Out Loud,” which is intended to reflect what today’s older adults have to say about aging. The Senior Advocate’s Office has organized an essay content to hear the thoughts from residents about what getting older looks like today. The winner will be recognized at a Board of Supervisors meeting in April.
When: The deadline for submission is Friday, April 14. (deadline extended)
Information: More details are available at http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Historic Point of Rocks Guided Tour
What: Discover the unique history surrounding this newly acquired historic site. Experience Native American history and learn about one of the earliest naval battles in 1862. Visit Historic Point of Rocks and learn about the Union hospital where Clara Barton served, and walk where President Lincoln visited in 1864. View federal fortifications and learn why this location played a major role in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Wear comfortable shoes.
When: Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Tour meets in the parking lot at Maintenance Office, R. Garland Dodd Park, 201
Enon Church Road, Chester
Information: The fee for this program is $8 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: To register, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com. For more information, contact Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946 or email at truzzieb@chesterfield.gov.

Kinship Connection Support Group
What: Kinship Connection is a support group for grandparents raising their grandchildren, and other kin raising a child. Come and share your successes and concerns with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other kin who are raising children. Discuss the stresses, guilt, frustration and other emotions that can impact your well-being.
When: Monday,April 17, 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Lawyers Helping Seniors Day
What: Legal documents are prepared free for Chesterfield County’s eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities. This program is for individuals who have never had their legal documents prepared. Eligibility requirement is income less than $37,425 for a household of one. Pre-registration is required, and documents are prepared by appointment only, so contact the Senior Advocate’s Office. The location of the event will be announced after appointments are scheduled.
When: Call for an appointment before Thursday, April 18.
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: To register, contact the Senior Advocate’s Office at 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Soup for the Caregivers Soul, Caregiving Conference
What: This is workshop for families and caregivers includes transfer techniques, such as how to do a criminal record check on someone hired as a caregiver, information on guardianship and Medicaid, and senior adult services for depression and dementia, as well as information about area support groups. The keynote speaker’s topic is “Seeing Through the Fog of Senior Resources.” A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
When: Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: RSVP to 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Chesterfield’s Safe Exchange Zone, Chesterfield Triad
What: Participants will learn about the Safe Exchange Zone, located at the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office. Hear about the Zones’ implementation, history, safety concerns surrounding custody and good exchanges, statistics and more. Attendees will receive a free bandage dispenser with the Safe Exchange Zone address. Chesterfield Triad promotes safety for older adults.
When: Thursday, April 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

The Virginia Boat Club's Learn-To-Row
What: The Virginia Boat Club's Learn-To-Row program teaches adults how to
sweep row in a rowing shell (four- or eight-person boats with a coxswain). In the class, students will learn the proper rowing technique, as well as parts of the stroke, blade technique as well as rowing terminology and boat safety. Bring water to each to stay hydrated. Form-fitting clothing is best, since baggy clothing can get caught in the sliding seats while rowing. Also wear athletic shoes and sports socks.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 24-May 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:30-9 a.m.
Where: Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian
Contact: Sign up at http://virginiaboatclub.wildapricot.org/ 

AARP’s HomeFit Guide, Chesterfield Council on Aging
What: AARP Community Ambassador Ron Styles will present AARP’s HomeFit Guide. The guide was created to help seniors stay in their homes longer by turning them into “lifelong homes.” Learn about solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that are more involved and require skilled expertise, but are worth the expense.
When: April 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Bermuda Hundred Campaign Van Tour
What: This guided tour will enable participants to visit sites that were crucial during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864. Discover why other military engagements overshadowed this campaign. The tour includes stops at Dutch Gap, Battery Dantzler, Point of Rocks and Drewry’s Bluff. Transportation provided from Henricus Park. Space is limited. Wear comfortable shoes.
When: Saturday, April 29, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: The fee for this program is $15 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: To register, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com. For more information, contact Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946 or email at truzzieb@chesterfield.gov.

May 2017 

Senior Community Academy
What: Tuesdays, May 9-July 18, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
When: The academy includes visual presentations, question-and-answer sessions, tours and a variety of practical exercises. The Senior Community Academy is free and is open to all county residents and business owners, as well as members of any community or civic organization located in Chesterfield County, who are age 55 or older. Applicants will be screened for activities that may disqualify them from participating in the academy. Applications due by April 28.
Where: Community Services Building, 2730 Hicks Road, Chesterfield
Contact: For more information or an application, call Career Officer Craig Eckrich at 706-2982 or email EckrichC@chesterfield.gov.


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