Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:34:55 GMT
Monday on 8News at 11—Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The star underwent surgery, but some doctors now say the best treatment might be no treatment at all. SoMore >>
Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The host of the hit show recently had to make a life changing decision that thousands of women in America are facing— whether to treat the cancer, or simply leave it alone...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:17:43 GMT
Richmond, VA—The Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp is just weeks away from being completed. When the team isn't practicing, the public is invited to use the $10 million facility. The 17 acre site isMore >>
The Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp is just weeks away from being completed. When the team isn't practicing, the public is invited to use the $10 million facility...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:41 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:41:24 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a directMore >>
A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:44:41 GMT
LUNENBURG, CO, Va - On May 18, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call on Pleasant Oak Road in Lunenburg County. Upon arrival deputies learnedMore >>
Police confirm that the man who was considered armed and dangerous in connection to a quadruple shooting incident in Lunenburg home Saturday has been captured in Texas...More >>
January Is National Mentoring Month:
Senior Connections Sponsors Mentoring Program for
Older Adults Interested In Enhancing the Lives of Children
RICHMOND, VA. January 3, 2012 National Mentoring Month celebrates the promotion and community awareness about the important role that mentoring can play in child-specific organizations including academic settings. This year, the focus is on showing the positive effects mentoring has on young lives. One of this year's goals is to increase the enrollment of volunteer mentors, especially in programs for young people.
The Richmond Foster Grandparent Mentor Program has been proudly sponsored by Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging since 1981. For the past 29 years, the program has helped thousands of children by providing one-to-one mentoring along with the caring support of Foster Grandparents who have assisted their development. Mentors have benefited by volunteering their time and helping young children and the organizations who serve as community partners. This program, which is federally funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service, currently has 60 mentors, age 55 and older, serving more than 100 youth in the Greater Richmond area in Pre-School, Elementary and Middle School, and Head Start settings as well as faith-based and hospital child care centers. Charlene Cole, Program Manager, stated, "The annual recognition event we held on December 7 to honor our Volunteer Mentors is evident of our appreciation for their generous service that help today's youth grow into tomorrow's leaders."
For more information about the Richmond Foster Grandparent Mentor Program, please call Deborah Johnson, FGP Volunteer Resource Coordinator at 804-343-3022 or email Ms. Johnson at email@example.com.
To learn more about other services offered by Senior Connections, please call (804) 343-3000 or visit our website at www.seniorconnections-va.org