Three new board members and a new executive director join local community foundation

Three new board members and a new executive director join local community foundation

Jonathan Weiss, former clinical services executive director of Colonial Behavioral Health, Helena Jones, executive director of New Vision Senior Living, and Terry Sweaney, Personal Services Coordinator at Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health joined Colonial Heritage Community Foundation Board (CHCF). In addition, Melissa Rehm, former director of business operations and compliance for Genesis Healthcare Physician Services , and a Senior Champion volunteer at New Zion Baptist Church, Williamsburg, one of two programs funded, is CHCF's new executive director.

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From left to right, James P. Nickols, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and president of CHCF; Jonathan Weiss, former clinical services executive director of Colonial Behavioral Health; Melissa Rehm, CHCF's new executive director; Helena Jones, executive director of New Vision Senior Living; and Richard Royer, CHCF's treasurer. Terry Sweaney, who is not in the photo, is Personal Services Coordinator at Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health.)

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), a respite program for care-givers and life-enhancement program for care-receivers, 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 SCP, please go to CHCF's webpage at www.CHCFonline.org or contact the Melissa Rehm at mrehm@chcfonline.org or 757.564.3745.

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