Chesapeake Task Force on Aging

Focusing on Quality of Life for Seniors in our Community

About


Mission and Purpose
 
The Chesapeake Task Force on Aging is a non-profit organization consisting of business professional members and local citizens who are focused on the “Quality of Life” for seniors in our community. CTFOA was established as a forum to share information and resources, promote advocacy, education and training and to serve as legislative activists for seniors.

In an effort to identify the needs of the elderly population and investigate new and innovative ideas in which to enrich their lives, CTFA’s goals include the following:

• To serve as a coordinating body for various agencies, groups and citizens interested in the older adult
• Promote cooperation and communication within the community
• Encourage education and understanding of special needs of older adults
• Act as advocates on behalf of the older adult population
• Address legislative actions
• Cultivate public education and awareness programs concerning older adult services and issues
• Offer an opportunity for networking and resource sharing with members

About

Membership Info


If you are passionate about promoting quality of life for Seniors in our community, we invite you to join us in our efforts to affect positive change.

All interested persons may apply for membership. Individuals need not be affiliated with a business or Senior agency to become a member. The Chesapeake Task Force on Aging accepts individual and business members.

Potential members may attend up to two meetings before joining.

Annual Dues
Individual: $40/year
Business: $100/year (allows up to four representatives)
Senior: $20/year (For Chesapeake residents over 65 years of age, not affiliated with a company.)

Membership Info

Pay or Renew Your Dues


Individual

$40/Year
  • Annual Membership dues for an individual. Membership runs January-December. Individual memberships are non-transferable and apply to the individual for whom it was purchased.

Senior Membership

$20/Year
  • Annual membership for members of the Chesapeake community that are 65 years of age or older, and not associated with a business.

Business Membership

$100/Year
  • Business Membership allows up to four (4) representatives to attend membership meetings and be afforded voting rights. The Business Membership is transferable within the annual dues paying year when a business representative changes.

Meetings


CTFOA Board of Directors with
Guest Speaker, Delegate Cliff Hayes, Jr.

Meetings are held the first Friday of every month from 8:30am-10am. Locations vary.

We are always looking for educational speakers and meeting hosts.  If you are interested in speaking, or in hosting a meeting to allow Seniors professionals to learn more about your place of business, contact our Vice Chair, Vivian Henderson.

Note: Potential members may attend up to two meetings before joining.

Get info for upcoming meetings.

Upcoming Meetings


  • $0.00
  • 8/7/2020 08:30 AM
  • TBD

We invite you to join us for our monthly membership meeting on Friday, August 7. Location TBD. Guest Speaker: Calib Miller with Healthy Chesapeake. Breakfast & networking from 8:30am-9am. Business meeting from 9am-10am. Please RSVP so we can provide our gracious host a count. As a reminder, you are allowed to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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  • $0.00
  • 4/3/2020 08:30 AM
  • TBD

The April meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. The safety and well-being of our Members, our Seniors, and our Community Partners are of the utmost importance to us. We will stay in touch regarding updates for future meetings.

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  • $0.00
  • 3/6/2020 08:30 AM
  • 301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA, USA

We invite you to join us for our monthly membership meeting on Friday, March 6, hosted by our friends at Harmony at Oakbrooke. Guest Speaker: Jennifer Green with the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office. Breakfast & networking from 8:30am-9am. Business meeting from 9am-10am. Please RSVP so we can provide our gracious host a count. As a reminder, you are allowed to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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  • $0.00
  • 2/7/2020 08:30 AM
  • 933 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA, USA

We invite you to join us for our monthly membership meeting on Friday, February 7, hosted by our friends at Lighthouse Pointe. Guest Speaker: Nanette Birckbichler, Senior Living Guide and Lizna Odhwani, Social Security Administration. Breakfast & networking from 8:30am-9am. Business meeting from 9am-10am. Please RSVP so we can provide our gracious host a count. As a reminder, you are allowed to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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  • 1/16/2020 08:30 AM - 1/16/2020 10:30 AM
  • 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Join us for our annual Joint Task Force meeting with special guest speakers, Steve Zollos, CEO, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and Bill Massey, CEO, Peninsula Agency on Aging.

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  • 12/6/2019 08:30 AM - 12/6/2019 10:00 AM
  • 301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA, USA

Join us for our last membership meeting of the year!

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Blog


01May

A month long celebration of Older Adults in our communities.

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month.

This year's theme is "Make Your Mark".

This theme was selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. Communities, organizations, and individuals of all ages are also making their marks. This year’s theme highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities.

Visit the website for artwork, activity ideas, and other materials to help you observe Older Americans Month. CTFOA is working with the Chesapeake 55+ Steering Committee to put together a plan to spread awareness. Stay tuned for more info.

LET'S FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA WITH #OAM2020 plans, stories, & events!


The Hampton Roads Coalition on Aging has created a Facebook Frame so we can all celebrate and show our support of Older Adults.  Search "Older Americans Month 2020"

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08Apr

A list of available food resources in Chesapeake, VA.

MONDAY – FRIDAY

  • Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command 5525 Raby Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
  • 1 – 3:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID 

MONDAY

  • Oaklette United Methodist Church 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23325; 757.545.7434
  • 10 AM – NOON; must live in 23320/23324/23325/23464/23523; valid ID, 1x monthly access
  • Great Bridge Church of Christ 101 Hurdle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.204.1864
  • 10 – 11 AM; Offering curbside pickup to all, valid ID
  • Providence United Church of Christ  2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324; 757.545.8347       
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID
  • House of Blessing Benevolence Ministry 525 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.9341
  • 5 – 7 PM; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution at trailer marked HOB (House of Blessing)

TUESDAY

  • Solid Rock Worlwide Outreach Ministry 245 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.421.2795    
  • 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM;  curbside pickup
  • Food Bank of SEVA Greenbrier YMCA    1033 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320     
  • 5:30 – 7:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID
  • Greenbrier Presbyterian Church 1100 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.8535
  • 10 AM – NOON; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution
  • Providence United Church of Christ  2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324; 757.545.8347       
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID

WEDNESDAY

  • House of Blessing Benevolence Ministry 525 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.9341
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution at trailer marked HOB (House of Blessing)
  • Solid Rock Worlwide Outreach Ministry 245 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322;  757.421.2795         
  • 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM;  curbside pickup
  • Prince Of Peace Catholic Church 621 Cedar Road, Great Bridge Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.410.7957
  • 9:30 AM – NOON; must live in 23320, 23321, 23322, 23323 or 23324, valid ID, proof of residency
  • Oak Grove United Methodist Church 472 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Chesapeake residents, curbside pickup

THURSDAY

  • Great Bridge Baptist Church 640 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.482.2111
  • 9:30 AM – NOON; curbside pickup at the playground entrance
  • Solid Rock Worlwide Outreach Ministry 245 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322;  757.421.2795        
  • 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM;  curbside pickup
  • Greenbrier Presbyterian Church 1100 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.8535
  • 10 AM – NOON; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution
  • Providence United Church of Christ 2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324; 757.545.8347       
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID

FRIDAY

  • Food Bank of SEVA Greenbrier YMCA    1033 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320     
  • 9 – 11 AM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID

SATURDAY

  • Faithway Baptist Church 2123 Smith Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.420.1260
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM; valid ID 

Compiled and Updated by Access Partnership 3/31/20

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26Mar

The Chesapeake Task Force on Aging has compiled a list of resources to help keep you informed of the COVID-19 situation in our area.

One of the most important things we can do during this unprecedented time is to stay informed by the agencies leading the fight against the virus.  The Chesapeake Task Force on Aging has compiled a list of resources to help keep you informed of the COVID-19 situation in our area.  If you are in need of assistance, contact us and we will help guide you to the help you need for you or your loved ones.


CITY OF CHESAPEAKE

Get up-to-date information on the City of Chesapeake's response to the COVID-19 virus, including information and helpful links for local schools, libraries, and city services. 


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For statewide resources and information

VA COVID-19 Hotline 
877-ASK-VDH3 or 877-275-8343


CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There is a lot of information available on the internet.  It's always best to go straight to the source for information in regards to the virus spread and prevention.


UNITED WAY OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS

The United Way has established a Coronavirus Recovery Response Hotline for those that are experiencing the effects of closures and missed work. (757) 858-7777


THE FOODBANK OF SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND THE EASTERN SHORE

The Foodbank will distribute food at these YMCA locations Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Suffolk Family YMCA
2769 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434

James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA
300 Crescent Drive, Franklin, VA 23851

The Y on Granby
2901 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504

Greenbrier Family YMCA
1033 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320

Visit Partner Agency Directory to search for food resources by zip code. Please check websites and call ahead for updates about individual distributions.

Please continue to monitor their Facebook page @FoodbankSEVA and COVID-19 Response page for regular updates.


MEALS ON WHEELS OF CHESAPEAKE

Hot and cold meals are delivered Monday-Friday.  Contact Megan at 757-312-6458 for more information.

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25Mar

The Senior Living Guide provides 10 Ideas, Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Residents Engaged and Happy While Maintaining Social Distancing.

Brought to you by SeniorLivingGuide.com

I shake my head when I see that we are using the words “community” “distance” and “social” in one sentence.

This is our new reality, at least for the time being, and it is important to keep seniors engaged and active. One of the biggest challenges is to make sure that we are doing our best to make sure that this crisis does not affect them emotionally as well.

We all know about FaceTime, Skype and other video visits with family, which are imperative. Maybe you are even doing visits through a glass window. Putting aside the family visits through electronics and glass windows, are you able to get creative with games, fun, laughter and interaction in the other times with so much on your plate?

Are you sharing the fun times and activities that you are having on your social media?

Social Media allows you to connect and share your most authentic community experience with your families and future residents.

We know that marketing right now is hard to do the traditional way. In this ever changing environment, we are forced to learn new ways to effectively engage with our audience.

These caregivers and family members are checking out your social media to see what you are doing now. If you are not sharing, are you shortchanging them?

Sharing on your Social media through images, video, and stories will not only connect your current residents’ family with their loved ones, but it will work to benefit your community in the future. Future residents will look at your social media and how you dealt with this pandemic and the activities that took place in your community as part of their decision.

Make it work for you in the future. Our future families will be asking us about how we handled this time.

Do not forget that while we are in very strange days, marketing your community does not stop. How you market just changes.

We have loved seeing all the different ideas from all over the country shared on Social Media, our Team at SeniorLivingGuide.com has a few ideas of our own that we will be sharing with you. We hope that these are great ideas to help get your creative juices flowing and help provide quality content for your social while making happy, healthy, smiling residents!


Ideas for happy, healthy, and smiling Residents and Staff!


1. Joke of the Day - When staff clock in, have a clipboard on the wall with Corny/Cheesy jokes – each member of the staff picks a joke a day and crosses it off the list and as they go through their day they share their corny joke of the day with everyone they meet. (check out https://www.quickfunnyjokes.com/cheesy.html)

2. Staff Dress Up Days – fun and whimsical for everyone (Residents can vote for their favorite Staff Member “Dress Up”)

3. Hat Day for Residents – everyone can decorate their hat/crown – a member of staff goes around and snaps pictures – if you have a closed channel on TV post the pictures here for everyone to enjoy – post to social media (Amazon – Crowns 40 for $15 or Gangsta hats 24 for $15)

4. Mustache Day – staff and/or residents wears a stick on mustache (amazon pkgs of 60 are 8.99) – take more pics and social media them. Print up a collage and share with residents.

5. Resident Newsletter - If you do not have a Resident Newsletter now is the time to start one. Let the residents share pictures, recipes, stories and other items of interest in a weekly 2-3 page newsletter.

6. Balloons – Anything you do with balloons is always fun until they pop. Plastic Fly Swatters from the Dollar Tree and some Balloons make a nice Mock Tennis game and you can maintain social distance – clear a spot in the dining room for a fun game or two. Do you have a helium tank? Do a four-five balloon bouquet and take to each resident’s room. Just having balloons make everyone happy.

7. Storyteller… Do you have residents that are great storytellers? Readers? Put them on the intercom let them read a little story, tell a little tale. Set up a sign in sheet for those that want to participate or they can tell a joke.

8. 6pm News Broadcast – Have residents put together the weather report for the next day, highlights of daily news inside the community and around the world. Could make it only good news “news” and put them on the intercom or closed circuit TV.

9. Mystery Pen Pals – Program Director takes the names of those that want to participate – assign each person a “Game Name” i.e.: Doris Johnson – Game Name is Winnie the Pooh. (use Disney names/star Trek/or old rockers like Elvis) Winnie the Pooh goes into the hat – each person picks a mystery name to write to. Therefore, Winnie the Pooh may pick Donald Duck out of the hat. They cannot share their real name. At the end of the week if you have a close-knit community they can try to guess who they were pen paling with or you can post a page with pictures and their mystery name and real name.

10. Outside Fly Time – When residents go outside to enjoy the sunshine have some balsa wood airplanes available – throwing them and retrieving them is great exercise and a lot of fun. (I love amazon - 36 Balsa-Wood Top Gun Glider Model Planes for $44 and you can spray with alcohol to sanitize)

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