For the past 12 years, the Richmond Metropolitan Region has generously supported our Empty Plate Campaign. The Campaign, which ends December 31, 2015, generates funds to fill the "empty plates" of older adults with Meals, Rides, Home Care, Medications, Information, Volunteer Support and Other Opportunities. The Campaign also provides the opportunity to recognize community leaders who improve the quality of life for older adults. We are pleased to recognize the recipients of this year's awards. Mrs. Bessie Garner, Mr. Roger Herlean and Mr. Raymond Turner received the Richard Hogan Memorial Award for Exceptional Volunteer Services. Mrs. Nancy Bolio was selected for the third Phoebe and Frank Hall Award for Humanitarian Service to Vintage Virginians. Mr. Victor Branch of Bank Of America received the Eva Teig Hardy Award for Corporate Service.
Thanks to all of the supporters of our 2015 Empty Plate Campaign. This successful effort culminated with a luncheon and awards ceremony. Program sponsors were Dominion, Bon Secours Richmond Health System and CareMore Senior Health Care Center. Other sponsors included M.H. West & Co., Inc., Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University, SunTrust Bank, Bank Of America, Trinity Family Life Center and Genworth Financial. We are indeed thankful to all sponsors, donors, steering committee members, award recipients, Board and Advisory Council members, community partners and staff who contributed to the success of this year's effort. As a result of the Community's generosity, we are able to serve more senior adults and their families. These services will enable them to remain in their homes and communities with greater independence and needed supports.
We are still accepting contributions to fill more "empty plates" for needy seniors. Contributions may be made on our website or sent to us at 24 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219. We appreciate your consideration of a year-end gift to Senior Connections. Best Wishes are extended for the holiday season and a glorious year in 2016. Again, thanks for filling "empty plates" and warming hearts!