Council on Aging Meetings

Notice: Virtual Meeting Information

Due to COVID-19, meetings are held via Zoom until further notice. Join Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID:   830 3222 2546
Password:     364602
Dial in: 929-436-2866

Monthly Meetings

Fourth Thursday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m.

For help with Zoom:
The Zoom meeting will be open at 8:45 a.m. to allow for anyone needing help with access. Visit Zoom Support for help with Zoom or contact CCA Secretary Julie Shallow via email at or by phone at 804-304-3366.

Senior Connections: The Capital Area Agency on Aging – Bridging the Gap

Thursday, May 27, 2021

This program is presented by Matt Jones, Senior Connections Care Coordination Manager.  Senior Connections assists older adults with many needs across the community.  Whether it’s providing in-home meals, making critical home repairs, helping find ways to engage with others, or something more, the staff work diligently to find a way to support residents with all aspects of life.  Matt will review services available and how they have been adapted and used during the pandemic.

Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Community Living

Thursday, April 22, 2021

An overview of the Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Community Living is presented by Kathy Miller, Director of Aging Programs and Services.

How to Live Your Best Life in Your Senior Years

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Learn about ways to help seniors age in place and find resources to help them live their best life. Discussion will revolve around common issues such as dizziness, vertigo, raising stamina and safe ways to exercise, as well as engage in conversation about common diseases such as Parkinson’s and Dementia. Presented by Sheltering Arms.

LeadingAge Virginia

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Dana Parsons, LeadingAge Virginia Vice President and Legislative Counsel will present updates on COVID-19 and current legislation to Senior Living Providers.

The Psychologist’s Survival Guide for Long Term Caregivers

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021

Dr. Rodney D. Kibler is a licensed mental health professional, widely known for his innovative approaches to dementia care and regarded as one of the premier consultants to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other highly regarded institutional settings. Dr. Kibler holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Counseling and Clinical psychology. He is licensed as a school psychologist, professional counselor, sports psychologist and long term care psychologist. He is an accomplished consultant, speaker, retreat facilitator and life coach.

Person-Centered Care for Diverse Populations: The LGBTQ Experience and Aging

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

Despite recent advances, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) older adults experience discrimination throughout the long-term care continuum. The research tells us that a holistic approach to care results in positive health outcomes. How do we give the most competent and sensitive care to diverse populations, especially in these challenging times? Please join us for an interactive presentation by Dr. Jay White, Director of Outreach and Education at the Longevity Project for a Greater Richmond.

Social Security:  With You Through Life’s Journey….

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about Social Security, from how to qualify for benefits, to tips for surviving spouses, and how we can protect ourselves from frauds and scams, in one presentation.  In addition, updates on the COVID-19 virus will be offered. Presented by Jackie Weisgarber, Public Affairs Specialist for the Richmond Office of the Social Security Administration.

Partnership for Housing Accessibility: Focus on Chesterfield

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

Richmond Regional Housing Framework is an action plan to increase housing opportunities through policy. This presentation will examine regional housing needs at large- from rental to homeownership- and specific challenges in Chesterfield County. In addition to data, potential policy solutions for seniors, rental, housing instability, and many other topics will be discussed. Presented by Jovan Burton, Director of Implementation at Partnership for Housing Affordability.

Looking for Love: A Seniors Guide to Online Dating

Thursday, July 23, 2020

With the pervasiveness of social media in our daily lives, more and more seniors are connecting with others online, not just through dating websites and apps but also social media platforms like Facebook. Shannon Freeman, Director of Programs and Community Outreach for the Office of the Attorney General will look at some of the potential risks, red flags of fraudsters, and tips for protecting oneself from romance scams.

Care Management in the Acute Setting

Thursday, June 25, 2020

What is care management? What does an inpatient care manager do? Discover the difference between care management and case management. Care managers can arrange services and settings for all patients, whatever their level of need. Find out how to help patients be prepared for a trip to the emergency room. Why is it important to have an advanced care plan while in the hospital? Anita Lentz, Manager of Care Management at St. Francis Medical Center will answer these questions and more.

Council on Aging Zoom Meeting: Aging into Elderhood

Thursday, May 28, 2020

In this presentation, we will explore the phenomenon of ageism within all levels of society. We will discuss how the cultural narrative of aging as decline and the institutionalization of retirement as a stage of life has shaped our expectations and experiences and understanding of Elderhood as a unique development in the life cycle. Together we will examine what we think we know about Elderhood, what we know about Elderhood and what we have yet to discover about the unique period in our life. Presented by Dr. Tracey Gendron, Chair, VCU Department of Gerontology.

Advance Care Planning: It’s About the Conversation!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

What if a sudden illness or injury left you unable to speak for yourself? Who would you want to speak for you? Advance care planning helps you think about health care choices you have to make in the future; talk about your choices with a doctor and your loved ones; and make a written plan for the future. Join us in this important conversation to help make your wishes known. Presented by Honoring Choices Virginia.