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For the past eight years, a local foundation was known to the community as the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, the foundation’s board approved a new name – the Senior Living Foundation of Greater Williamsburg. The name change comes after a two year long effort to find a name that will…

There are currently vacancies for new participants to our Senior Champions Program at both sites (New Zion Baptist Church on Tuesdays 10am-2pm and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Wednesdays 10am-2pm). CHCF Senior Champions Program is a four hour per week social program offering memory support and socialization for seniors in a supervised, safe, stimulating environment….

Taryn Harden (pictured right), the branch manager at Citizens and Farmers Bank in Norge, Virginia, was the bearer of a $30,000 check to Colonial Heritage Community Foundation on behalf of an anonymous donor. The donation will be used to support the foundation ‘s Senior Champion Program. Melissa Rehm, the foundation’s Executive Director, is pictured in…

Williamsburg Golf Club, a premier private golf club on the Virginia peninsula, will host the 4th Annual CHCF Charity Golf classic on September 21, 2015.  The proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation and help support the Innovative Senior Champion Program.  Financial support provides two caring and creative senior day programs,…

Volunteers for the Innovative Senior Champions Program have risen to next level in dementia care by attending Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar in June. Volunteers work directly with seniors at two local churches, New Zion Baptist Church and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in the Innovative Senior Champion Program  This evidenced-based adult day program helps…

On May 12th, 2015, the Confucius Institute of the College of William and Mary partnered with the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Inc. to present a performance of traditional Chinese music to the CHCF’s Innovative Senior Champions Program (ISCP), a pilot program that provides interactive adult day services for local community individuals. The presentation took place…

On Thursday, June 18th at 2:30 p.m. at the Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, David Murray, Executive Director for the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia will speak on “As You Wish” an advance care planning initiative at the first part of the CHCF Caregiver Support Group meeting. The public is…

James P. Nickols has been unanimously elected as the new President of the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. The previous president, Dick Boyden, recently stepped down for health reasons, and Nickols, who had already served a year on the board, was the obvious choice to replace him. “I thank the board, Joan Bender, the founder of…

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released a 2-page document that details the most recent information about Alzheimer’s. You can download it here: 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures

Hometown bankers Dawn Holihan and Lynn Joseph (pictured right) are the brains of the operation.  TowneBank sponsored Colonial Heritage Community Foundation’s educational event called Caregiving: It’s a Brain Thing. Participants were able to hold and examine the human brain. Dr. Paul Aravich, Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, presented the role of caregiving in today’s society by identifying…

Innovative Senior Champion Program at New Zion Baptist Church, celebrated Older American Month by “Getting Into the Act” with a demonstration of Tai Chi by Instructor, Bill Hansell who has been teaching for more than 35 years.  A musical demonstration concluded the program with Xiaojing Zou from the Confucius Institute at the College of William…

The Innovative Senior Champions program and JCC Family Focus Program planted a “Pinwheel Garden” at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church to fight child abuse. The Intergenerational Program brings seniors and preschoolers of each program together for an activity. Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Inc. received the grant for this program earlier this year from Virginia Tech. For…

Langley Federal Credit Union presented a check for $5000 to Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Inc. The funds are to be used for the Innovative Senior Champions Program, two caring and creative senior day programs which offer an innovative music therapy program, therapeutic gardening, health and wellness activities, and an intergenerational program that is a model…

You can click on the link to see a PDF file of an article in the Virginia Gazette that explains the Intergenerational Program offered by CHCF: Intergenerational program offered in Williamsburg

Participants of the Innovative Senior Champions Program (ISCP) were busy preparing art for the upcoming “Senior Champions Celebration” at the New Town Art Gallery.  Pictured below assisting seniors are volunteers Bernice Perry Perkins and Mary Billups.  The event will be held on March 19th, 2015  from 5:30pm-7:30pm  Featuring art from the Innovative Senior Champions Program, Music by Jocelyn Oldham, hors…


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