New sites manager hired for foundation's senior day care programs

Colonial Heritage Community Foundation's board of directors selected Dreama Clark as the new sites manager for the foundation's Senior Champion Program. Ms. Clark replaces Stacy Rossow, who had to resign because her husband, who is in the Army, received orders to a year-long school in Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

Ms. Clark is responsible for coordinating the program at its two sites, screening potential participants, developing the plan care for each participant, screening and training volunteers, developing the budget for the program and overseeing expenses.

Prior to assuming the sites manager position, Ms. Clark was a professor of nursing at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College from 1974 t0 2015. At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Ms. Clark was responsible for the development of the curriculum for Virginia Community College System's third largest Associate Degree Nursing Program in the state.

Colonial Heritage Community Foundation supports and funds efforts to aid seniors to live a quality life in their homes, offers care-giver support groups, and the Senior Champion Program (SCP) at New Zion Baptist Church on Tuesdays and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The SCP has received a $17,500 grant from National Lutheran Community and Services, Rockville, MD, and a $5,000 grant from Langley Federal Credit Union. Additionally, the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Family Focus selected the SCP at Our Saviour's for a pilot inter-generational program. This initiative engages children from 3-5 years old, with the seniors once a week.

For more information about CHCF's programs, including the ISCP, please check out the webpage or contact the Melissa Rehm at or at 443-735-5073.

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