This month’s presenter is Deanna Scott from Elite Medicare Specialists. Scott discussed the importance of healthy aging and resources that exist within the community.
This month’s speaker is Larry Brock, Chesterfield County building inspector, who spoke on the topic of what you should know before hiring a contractor. This is something we all need to be aware of before we begin home improvements.
For over 20 years, we have held the Annual Senior Day during May, which is Older Americans Month. Unfortunately, we have missed two years of celebrating seniors in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for 2021 Older Americans Month was Strength in Communities. Linda Murphy with the Chesterfield Food Bank presented an overview of the numbers they serve within Chesterfield County program at the May 20 virtual meeting. The food bank has been the "Strength in Chesterfield" throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have served so many families, seniors and children with nutritious food every week for the past 16 months.
The presenter for April is Barbara Ferrara, LaPrade branch manager for Chesterfield County Public Library. Ferrara will discuss features and benefits of the Chesterfield County Public Library, as well as resources available for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jessica Robison, Chesterfield County emergency management coordinator, will provide an overview of the Chesterfield COVID-19 vaccine efforts, progress to date and next steps to meet COVID-19 vaccine demands.
This month, the guest speaker is Fiorella Carhuaz, education specialist for the Virginia Poison Center. Carhuaz provides valuable information on medication safety intended to help older adults who live independently without nursing care and are able to manage their own medications without assistance.
Would you like to know what 2-1-1 Virginia does? Have you ever needed assistance but didn’t know where to call? If so, this presentation is for you! Participants will learn about the services of 2-1-1 Virginia and find out how they assist our community. Presented by Altise Street, 2-1-1 Virginia community engagement manager for United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.