Healthcare Administration Students Help Norfolk Seniors

Healthcare Administration Club Members Abbey Gialenes, Ashley Propst, Guadalupe Ramirez, Ryan Wilson, and Clenena Parker

Healthcare Administration Club Members Abbey Gialenes, Ashley Propst, Guadalupe Ramirez, Ryan Wilson, and Clenena Parker

Life for some Norfolk senior citizens might be a little more manageable thanks to a group of healthcare administration students at the Virginia Beach Medical Careers Institute campus. The Norfolk Mayor’s Task Force on Aging asked members of the Healthcare Administration Club if they would create a resource guide for the City’s senior citizens outlining organizations they can approach for assistance.

The students went one step further and created both a hard copy document (available for print to be handed out at nursing homes and local senior centers) and a database which may be updated whenever new services are available. “I was very impressed with the attention to detail,” said Ms. Lynne Berg, a member of the Norfolk Mayor’s Task Force on Aging. “What they created is very well organized and, therefore, easy for seniors to use. There is nothing like this document in Norfolk and the club’s work will be beneficial to seniors in the Hampton Roads area when they are in need of services such as creating a will or finding transportation to a local senior center.”

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