Chesterfield offers a variety of resources for older adults in the community. Learn more about these resources and come away with information about special community events; the Yellow Dot, File of Life, and Super Senior Passport programs; monthly support groups, volunteer opportunities, and much more.
Debbie Preston is the Senior Advocate for Chesterfield County, which is part of the new Citizen Information and Resources Department. She holds a master’s degree in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a degree in social work from Longwood University, as well as a Virginia Nursing Home Administrator license. Preston has more than 20 years of experience working as an advocate and developing resources and support groups for older adults and their families. She serves on the Board for the Chesterfield Council on Aging, Chesterfield Triad and the Lifelong Learning Institute, and is also a certified workshop leader for the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s Caring for You, Caring for Me course.
Linda Yarbrough is the program assistant for the Senior Advocate’s Office. Prior to this position, she was an educator for 15 years in Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Chesterfield County Public Library. Yarbrough holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in education from Fairmont State University. She actively serves on the Chesterfield Council on Aging leadership team and is also a certified workshop leader for Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management and Diabetes Self-Management Programs as well as the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s Caring for You, Caring for Me course.