Rapp Rough Ride benefits free clinic

Better yet, the 2017 Rappahannock Rough Ride, now in its 21st year and to be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, will once again help the clinic fund its free medical, dental, and mental health services for Rappahannock residents lacking health insurance. […]

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Volunteer and help a neighbor

Adventures in Caregiving Connections, the free local program I work for which offers support to family caregivers, is looking for volunteers interested in spending a few hours a week helping local families cope with Alzheimer’s […]

From the Rappahannock News

Adventures in Caregiving: It takes a community

When, without warning, the derecho knocked out most of the electrical power in Rappahannock and our neighboring counties, no one was more vulnerable than the many older couples where one spouse is caring for another with Alzheimer’s disease. […]

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Scrabble captures the school’s past to teach it

When Gladys Virginia Harrison went to Scrabble School as a little girl, she and her sister Louise walked to the school from their family farm in Woodville every day after milking the cows in the morning. Scrabble School is working now to ensure those days are not forgotten. […]

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Health and Healthcare

Adventures in Caregiving: How to build a strong local healthcare workforce?

When I see the challenges faced at home by members of our Rappahannock County family caregiver support group or by families I visit as part of Connections, the free in-home support program for families coping with dementia, I am reminded again and again how important it is to have skilled, caring local people committed to serving the medical professions and the older people, especially, who rely on their services. […]

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Adventures in caregiving

Family caregiving is tough work, and caring for someone with dementia involves its own special frustrations. Too often, people with dementia spend their waking hours in a passive fog; too often, the caregiver is overworked […]