Feb 122020
 

Annie Marrs speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

Alzheimer’s Association Family Services Director Annie Marrs spoke at the February meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia about the more than 5 million individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers in the United States alone. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. Alzheimer’s is not normal aging and no one has to face this disease alone or without information.

The Alzheimer’s Association has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed:

  • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
  • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
  • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.
  • Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
  • Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Annie Marrs is the family services director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, celebrating over 12 years with the organization. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Annie serves individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in many ways. Annie provides direct services such as facilitating support groups, presenting in the community and to our first responders, as well as providing family and individual care consultations to help navigate the progression of this disease. Annie also provides volunteer training and support to new volunteers joining the Cause to share their own gifts of support, public speaking, event assistance, and more.

Annie lives in Louisa with her husband and two young children. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, taking photographs, and hiking through our state and national parks.

Ms. Marrs spoke at the Wednesday February 12, 2019 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV board member Sue Friedman.

Feb 092020
 

Jennifer McKeever

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Jennifer McKeever, Board Chair of Charlottesville City Schools, about strategic planning and some differing needs from County schools.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 022020
 

Miles Coleman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Miles Coleman from the University of Virginia Center for Politics about the changing GOP, both before and during the Trump administration.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 012020
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Fenton Fadeley about getting healthy at home through a home garden using regenerative agriculture techniques. Also, CBD production for family and as an income opportunity.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local farmers, chefs, and healthcare professionals. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Jan 192020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Riverbirch Restaurant’s Executive Chef Trish Dombrauskas, Hamilton’s Restaurant’s owner Bill Hamilton, Fellini’s Restaurant’s Front of House Manager Lorena Kush and Root 29 Restaurant’s Executive Chef Jabari Wadlington about this year’s Restaurant Week.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 112020
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Melanie Dorion of SanaVi Health about nutrient deficiency, how to test for it, and the foods we need to restore optimum nutritional levels.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local farmers, chefs, and healthcare professionals. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Jan 082020
 

Dick Whitehead speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

Hurricane Camille arrived in Virginia on the night of August 19, 1969, one of only three category five storms ever to make landfall in the United States since record-keeping began. One of the worst natural disasters in Virginia’s history, the storm produced what meteorologists at the time guessed might be the most rainfall “theoretically possible.” As it swept through Virginia overnight, it seemed to catch authorities by surprise. Communication networks were not in place or were knocked out, leaving floods and landslides to trap residents as they slept. Hurricane Camille cost Virginia 113 lives lost and $116 million in damages. It also served as a lesson that inland flooding could be as great a danger as coastal flooding during a hurricane.

By ten o’clock on the night of August 19, Camille stretched from West Virginia all the way to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and areas to the north and east of the center of the storm were experiencing very heavy rainfall. The rain landed on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rapidly swelling creeks and exacerbating the effects of the storm. Overnight, rainfall accumulations were measured at about ten inches between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, with Nelson County receiving the brunt of the storm with at least twenty-seven inches of rainfall. So much rain fell in such a short time in Nelson County that, according to the National Weather Service at the time, it was “the probable maximum rainfall which meteorologists compute to be theoretically possible.”

Dick Whitehead, PG, is the resident project representative with Wiley|Wilson, a 100% Employee-Owned engineering firm in Lynchburg. His father, Bill Whitehead, was the Nelson County sheriff during Hurricane Camille. Dick was a teenager during Camille and helped his father look for the bodies of the missing. He will present what he witnessed during and after Camille, and will present archived photos and videos to better convey the massive devastation.

Mr. Whitehead spoke at the Wednesday January 8, 2020 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV Board Member Madison Cummings.

Jan 052020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with attorney Doris Gelbman of Gelbman Law about legal and care resources for the elderly. Topics include: Elder abuse and how to evaluate an elder care facility.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 292019
 

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-up Call producer Dan Gould takes a look back at three stories we ran in 2019. First, Reverend Tyler Daniels talks about religion and politics. Next, Rick Tarbell and friends reminisce on how local music has shaped the Downtown Mall. Finally, cybersecurity expert Angela Orebaugh joins us to talk about some of the biggest security issues on today’s internet.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 222019
 

This week on The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore is joined by Santa and Bumble the Elf who call several lucky boys and girls to find out what’s on their Christmas lists for this year.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 212019
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks about why the War on Drugs is killing the Nation and must end if we are to remain a viable country.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local growers and food producers. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Dec 152019
 

Lisa Provence

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore and journalist Lisa Provence share some of the most interesting local stories of the past decade. Topics include: The Monument Fund v. Charlottesville lawsuit brought against Ms. Provence and the local journal C-VILLE Weekly and her 2009 interview with actor and director John Waters.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.