Executive Director’s Blog: November-December 2017

For the past thirteen years, the Richmond Metropolitan Region has generously supported our Empty Plate Campaign. The Campaign, which ends on December 31, 2017, generates funds to fill the “empty plates” of older adults with meals, rides, home care, medications, information, volunteer support and other opportunities. The Campaign also provides the opportunity to recognize community leaders who improve the quality of life for older adults. We are pleased to recognize the recipients of this year’s awards. Mr. Gil Minor received the Eva Teig Hardy Award for Corporate Service. Mr. Tom Gallagher was recognized with the Mary C. Payne Memorial Leadership Award. Ms. Okpil Kim was selected for the Phoebe and Frank Hall Award for Humanitarian Service to Vintage Virginians.

We are grateful that we will be continuing our Empty Plate Campaign in in 2018 with a luncheon on October 3 at Trinity Family Life Center to help ensure the future of vital programs for older adults and caregivers.

Thanks to all of the supporters of our 2017 Empty Plate Campaign. This successful effort culminated with a luncheon and awards ceremony. Program sponsors were Mr. Gil Minor and Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Presenting sponsors were Barrington Family Foundation, Publix Grocery Store, Trinity Family Life Center, Dominion Energy and Genworth Financial. We are indeed thankful to all sponsors, donors, steering committee members, table captains, award recipients and partners who contributed to the success of this year’s effort. As a result of the Community’s generosity, we are able to serve more senior adults and their families. These services will enable them to remain in their homes and communities with greater independence and needed supports.

We are still accepting contributions to fill more “empty plates” for needy seniors. Contributions may be made on our Website or sent to us at 24 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219. We appreciate your consideration of a year end gift to Senior Connections. Best wishes are extended for the holiday season and a glorious year in 2018. Again, thanks for filling “empty plates” and warming hearts!