Dominion Supports Friendship Cafés for Older Adults
Senior Connections, ampoule The Capital Area Agency on Aging provides the opportunity for older adults to meet for lunch and a variety of activities at Friendship Cafés. Cafés are neighborhood gathering places where older adults can benefit from nutritional lunches, health fun, no rx social events, exercise, recreation, life-long learning, artistic activities, and health and wellness programs. The Adopt a Café Initiative is a community partnership designed to raise awareness and program funding for each of the 20 Friendship Cafes located throughout the Greater Richmond Region.
Contributions to the Adopt a Café Program support life-long education, exercise, special field trips, and creative activities including professional art instruction. Special thanks were extended to Dominion Virginia Power for granting $10,000 to the Adopt a Café Program for the next year. Dominion’s generous support will lead to enhanced Café experiences and new opportunities for all program participants.
Dr. Thelma Bland Watson, Executive Director, states “Dominion has been a long time contributor to programs that help improve the quality of life for older adults. We are very grateful to receive this latest support for the Adopt a Café Program, an initiative that will benefit the 600 participants who enjoy the Friendship Café experience on a daily basis. The participants experience many positive outcomes related to health, well-being and engagement. They appreciate the opportunity to come together for meaningful activities, friendship and delicious food.”
For more information about adopting Friendship Cafés or supporting neighborhood Cafés, please call Colleen Wilhelm at 804-672-4497 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.