It’s a dark, cold stormy night and the lights just went out. Suddenly there is a thump in the hallway…did you hear that? Thus begins the telling of the ghost stories 230 years in the making at Gadby’s Tavern Museum in Alexandria, Va.
The 50th annual Senior Day in the Park, held recently at Foresthill Park in South Richmond, brought together hundreds of seniors from throughout the city to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
The Art of Aging: Life begins at 50, a free expo hosted by Partners in Aging, Inc. was held recently at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. Some 80 organizations and agencies, including AARP Virginia, participated in the 15th annual event. They shared information about recreational activities, health services and educational workshops.
The first annual Black Family Health Expo was held on March 18 at the historic St. Philips Episcopal Church in Richmond. The event was sponsored by The Links Incorporated, an organization of African American women founded in 1946. Links members are devoted to strengthening African American communities through fund raising, education, advocacy and volunteering. It is the largest nationwide organization of Black women in the United States.
The Richmond Office of Aging & Disabilities partnered with seventh district City Council Member, Cynthia Newbille, to host a Valentine’s Day luncheon at Main Street Station in Richmond-- For the Love of Seniors. This was the ninth annual senior celebration and resource fair.
“Black Fire,” a documentary film about the music scene in Washington, D.C., that features Richmond native James “Plunky” Branch was shown recently at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center as part of its celebration of Black History Month.