Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has launched a new partnership with Senior Connections, a community organization aimed at providing increased health and educational services to elderly community members.
RRHA seniors will benefit from informational, educational, health, advocacy, community service programs and opportunities through the new partnership, which will be active in the various RRHA senior living communities.
“Our elderly community members are gems that we strive to take care of every day by providing quality, affordable housing, as well as services that will enable them to continue to enjoy their experience in our communities,” said Maxine Cholmondeley, Interim CEO for RRHA. “Our goal is to ensure that they not only receive good housing, but ways to help them develop in areas of health, finance, education and their overall quality of living.”
The kickoff event took place at RRHA’s Calhoun Family Investment Center on Thursday, Dec. 15 where dozens of elderly RRHA community members gathered to celebrate the partnership launch, along with other partner agencies such as the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross, GRTC, and the City of Richmond’s Senior and Special Needs Initiative. Dr. Thelma Watson, Executive Director at Senior Connections signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Cholmondeley, RRHA Interim CEO.
The new partnership between RRHA and Senior Connections represents another opportunity to provide Richmond elderly residents with resources to live a long and healthy life in RRHA communities.