Sarah Marrs, Ph.D, Awarded The PerQ Foundation Grant

Sarah Marrs, Ph.D., research and evaluation specialist in the Virginia Center on Aging’s Virginia Geriatric Education Center, was awarded the PeRQ Foundation Grant for “Assessing Recognition of and Response to Cases of Abuse in Later Life.” This project is a critical first step toward improving the recognition of and responses to abuse in later life, as well as developing evidence-based practices to support older adults.
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Class of 2020: Becky Zenkevich

Occupational therapist Becky Zenkevich is completing a certificate in aging studies at VCU. She has done so while living in five cities in three countries over the past half-decade and being away from a parent battling cancer. (Photo by Jan Egger)

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VCoA Received CARES Act Covid Funding

The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $90,625 to the Virginia Center on Aging to support VCoA’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program in preventing, preparing for and responding to COVID-19. Much of GWEP’s face-to-face training is now being conducted. These funds allow for the purchase of telehealth equipment and the training of health professions students and clinicians to deliver quality telehealth care services during the COVID-19 pandemic.