Tag Archive: Health and Wellness

John Randolph Foundation ENCOURAGES …

  Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia (BTMVA) offers young men a safe place where they can talk as well as a community of mentors and peers who listen, believe in them, and help them make better choices. Through weekly circles, camping trips and family communications workshops, BTMVA builds relationships, offers support, and promotes… View Article

New “M&M Fund” Honors Local Educator

John Randolph Foundation announced a new memorial fund, the Cynthia Piazza Mind & Movement (M&M) Fund, at its Grant Awards Ceremony on January 17, 2019. Tragically, Cynthia Piazza of Chesterfield passed away on October 31, 2018 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. Through the contributions of friends and family, the M&M Fund will carry… View Article

Mr. Jones Smiles Back | Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Laughter drifts out the front of the dental office as I step inside. Rounding the corner, I can see the source of all the hilarity, Reginald C. Jones, seated in the dental chair. He’s smiling ear-to-ear though he’s missing several bottom teeth. It’s his second appointment to have dentures fitted, the last time he had… View Article

At Hopewell Recreation & Parks, Summer Days are for Summer Camps

A tennis ball flies across the court in front of me. Taking turns, a line of kids swings away at the balls tossed by their counselor.  “Set your feet! Swing parallel to the ground! GREAT SHOT!” The constant coaching, smiles, high-fives, and positive vibes ripple across the tennis court confirming for me that this summer… View Article

Easier Access to a Healthy Lifestyle | New Fitness Room at Central Wellness Center

Tijuana Gist is busily completing a registration form when I walk into the room.  She’s a Prince George County resident who lives just minutes from the Central Wellness Center in Disputanta.  She tells me, “I had some injuries and I just got released by my doctor.  I’m here to lose some weight so I can… View Article

Go Play Outside: FOLAR Fuels a Love of the Outdoors

As I pull into Appomattox River Regional Park, two women are raking the trail. “Has anyone seen Ken?” I ask. One woman lifts her head, “I have!” It’s Debbie Newman, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) Treasurer and Ken’s wife. Debbie leads me to a nearby spot where students and families are picking up… View Article

Better Vision, Better Future: Conexus Helps Kids See

Young children may not be aware that their vision is a problem. Those vision problems can turn into learning problems. We feel it’s critical to our mission of creating healthy communities and bright futures that we remove vision challenges and make way for improved education. Conexus was an obvious choice when we looked for a… View Article

$357,412 in Grants Awarded to 13 Organizations

Trustee Andrew (Andy) Clark speaking at the John Randolph Foundation Grant Awards Ceremony. JRF awarded $357,412 at this year’s ceremony on January 18, 2018. John Randolph Foundation awarded $357,412 at a Grant Awards Ceremony on January 18, 2018. The Foundation is proud to partner with these 13 nonprofit organizations helping residents of the Tri-Cities area… View Article

District 19 Community Services Helps Residents Get on Their Feet

Jesse Grayes was referred to the Crisis Assessment and Stabilization Center late last year. Last month, Jesse’s depression got the better of him, and he attempted to harm himself. He ended up in the hospital where he was given a prescription and a recommendation to follow up with a mental health professional. “When I got… View Article

HealthSpace Teen Clinic Makes Strides in Reducing Teen Pregnancy

Nurse Johnee Nedrick takes Joy’s blood pressure during their appointment. Sixteen-year-old Joy* confidently walks up to the Hopewell Health Department. She’s a patient at the HealthSpace Teen Clinic which runs Wednesdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in Hopewell and from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Petersburg. “Most of my friends think… View Article