Walk to Defeat ALS

Richmond Walk
Saturday | October 22, 2016

WALK CHECK-IN: 10:00 AM
WALK STARTS: 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Brown’s Island
DISTANCE: 3 miles
Senior Event Manager
Andrea Kephart
AKephart@alsinfo.org
(804) 836-1750

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

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Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive range of Home and Community-Based Services for older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities

SC Color logo3Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive range of Home and Community-Based Services for older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities in the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, GoochlandHanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan. Click here to learn more about our Service Region. Our Mission: “Empowering seniors to live with dignity and choice.”

Senior Connections is devoted to helping seniors maintain quality of life and independence as they age. We place special emphasis on helping the frail and disadvantaged elderly who may be socially isolated and physically or economically at risk. Senior Connections serves as an advocacy and education organization focusing on issues that impact current and future retirees. Our dedicated staff and volunteers utilize Agency and community resources to identify and locate the most appropriate solutions based on an individual’s assessed personal needs and preferences. Older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers also receive assistance with planning for and making decisions later in life.

One major component of our organization is our Care Coordination program. These professional and experienced staff handle phone requests for assistance from seniors and caregivers which may include a home visit for a person-to-person interview to determine what type of assistance is needed. Care Coordinators arrange specific services to meet the individual needs of a senior.

Senior Connections’ services include: information and assistance; caregiver support; care management; insurance counseling; money management; senior employment; volunteer opportunities; elder rights and ombudsman; nutrition including home delivered meals and congregate sites. Please go to our website to learn more about each of these programs. http://www.seniorconnections-va.org or call us at 804-343-3000.

 

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Positive Vibe Cafe- POP UP Dinner at Mobility Supercenter

 

 

Come out and have a great Meal and lots of fun!

Make your reservation now!

Click Here!
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Thank you Michael and Hope and the purchase of your new Toyota Sienna w/ the VMI Northstar E Conversion. We know you will be happy with this!

Thank you Michael and Hope and the purchase of your new Toyota Sienna w/ the VMI Northstar E Conversion. We know you will be happy with this!

Toyota Sienna Mobility Supercenter Wheelchair Accessible Van

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Another Happy Customer, thank you Sid and Beverly for allowing the Mobility Supercenter to serve you and your family.

FullSizeRenderAnother Happy Customer, thank you Sid and Beverly for allowing the Mobility Supercenter to serve you and your family.

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Thank you for allowing the Mobility Supercenter to serve your family.

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Congratulations to Bill J and family with their recent purchase of Chrysler Town & Country w/a VMI Northstar In-Floor Ramp System.

Thank you for allowing the Mobility Supercenter to serve your family.

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Come for Aging in Place IDEAS, June 10th, 2016 at Buford Pharmacy

Buford Pharmacy will be having an Aging in Place Event= June 10th, 2016Spring into Summer Flyer revision 3

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Chesterfield Triad’s Senior Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church, located at 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.

Chesterfield Triad’s Senior Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church, located at 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.

This year’s Senior Day features the theme “You’re A Winner with Triad” and will take place on Wednesday, May 4, from 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road.

The free event will include musical entertainment provided by Lynne Carnes of the Old Dominion Barn Dance and a safety awareness program called a Touch of Cane Fu by Vickie Gaffney. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned item to donate to the Chesterfield Food Bank, and Medication Take Back volunteers will accept unused medications to ensure proper disposal (no need to remove labels).

For more information, contact chester field.gov/seniorevents or call 768-7878 or email leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov.

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Statistics for National Mobility Awareness Month in United States and Canada

• Over 18 million people in the United States and Canada have mobility issues.

• 6 Million of those with mobility issues in the U.S. and Canada are veterans.

• People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States.

• The number of veterans with disabilities has jumped by 25% since 2001.

• One in five elderly people have mobility issues.

• Caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing assistance.

• The value of the services family caregivers provide for “free” is estimated to be

$375 billion a year.

• According to the Harris Poll, sponsored by the National Organization on Disabilities      (NOD), just under a third of people with disabilities reported that inadequate transportation was a problem; of those individuals, over half said it was a major problem.

• Workers with disabilities are consistently rated as above average in performance, quality  and attendance.

 

United States

• 56.7 million people in the U.S. have disabilities.

• 8.4 percent of children under 15 had some kind of disability

• 10 percent of people 18-64 have disabilities.

• 38 percent of adults 65 and older have disabilities.

• Workers with disabilities are consistently rated as above average in performance,

quality and attendance.

• 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to help them with mobility

Canada

• 4.4 million people in Canada have disabilities.

• 3.7 percent of children 14 and under have disabilities.

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VCU Paralympic Experience Day! Date: April 15, 2016

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VCU Center for Sports LeadershipThe VCU Center for Sport Leadership and Sportable are partnering once again to bring you the VCU Paralympic Experience Day! This event exists to provide an opportunity for all of members of our community to participate together in a variety of adaptive sports, regardless of ability level. Please join us in trying out new sports, talking with current Sportable athletes, and hearing from special guest speakers from the adaptive sports  community.

Register online at: http://www.sportable.org/upcoming-events/vcu-paralympic-experience-day-2/

Date: April 15, 2016

Time: 5PM-8PM, with a reception following with guest speaker Mark Zupan

Place: Stuart C. Siegel Center – 1200 W. Broad St Richmond, Virginia 23284

Sports offered: wheelchair basketball, goal ball, sitting volleyball, hand cycling, tennis, power soccer.

Sportable is a Richmond, Virginia non-profit organization created in 2005 to provide sports for people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Sportable provides twelve year round sports that exist to transform the lives of people through sport and recreation opportunities.

The Center for Sport Leadership at VCU is committed to the education and preparation of future professionals in the public and private sectors of the sport industry. Through vision, teamwork, creativity, enthusiasm and innovation, students utilize theory, practical application and collaboration to learn the processes necessary to become the next generation of leaders in coaching and administration of sport.

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