Family Caregiver Training Supports Families in Need

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Caregivers need skills and resources to support a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend, while managing family, finances and life. To better equip caregivers on the Peninsula, a Family Caregivers class will be held April 16, 23 and 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle Campus, Allied Health Lab, room 307.

More than 65 million Americans are providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. The three-hour caregiver class provides hands-on practical training. The training will teach participants how to maintain a safe and comfortable home, how to keep track of various medications, training with moving your loved one, resources for additional assistance and much more.

Financial assistance is available. Respite care for loved ones is available through Comfort Keepers and Williamsburg Faith in Action.

The cost for all three classes is $35 and includes the American Red Cross Family Caregiver Manual and DVD, and practice supplies.

To register or for additional information call (757) 825-2767.

This project is a collaboration of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development, Senior Services Coalition, the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging, Sentara Home Care, Comfort Keepers, and Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

Funding support has been provided by James City County, Greenfield Senior Living and The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place.

TNCC Hosts Annual Open House in Hampton, Williamsburg in April

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will host its 2013 Open House this spring with activities taking place Friday, April 19 on the Hampton campus and Friday, April 26 at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg. Activities run 2-5 p.m. both days giving attendees an overview of TNCC’s admissions process, available degree programs and options for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The free event will also focus on financial aid, scholarships and transfer agreements with four-year colleges. TNCC staff members will be on hand to share details about available student activities such as clubs, sports and more. Prospective students and their families will get an opportunity to tour the campus they visit and talk with currently enrolled students.


Photo feature: Dental Hygiene students

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Several Dental Hygiene students were the stars of the show when Steve Maylone, an architectural photographer of Denver, Colorado, was on site at the Historic Triangle campus to photograph the Dental Hygiene Clinic for Moseley Architects of Virginia Beach.

The firm designed the Historic Triangle campus building.

TNCC Hosts Annual Halloween Poetry Reading

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host its annual Halloween Poetry Reading on Tuesday, October 25 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Historic Triangle campus, 4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg. Presented by TNCC’s Creative Writing class and the Student Government Association, the event is open to TNCC students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community.

The free event will feature entertaining readings of original poetry and prose. Participants and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes for the event. This is the fifth year for the Halloween Poetry Reading at the Historic Triangle campus. “It began as a class activity for the creative writing students to participate in. However, from the beginning, the campus community and the public were always invited,” said Assistant Professor of English Diana Martin.

For more information and to sign-up, please call Martin at 253-4759.

TNCC’s Historic Triangle Campus Grand Opening Set for Friday, Sept. 25

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg officially opened in July. Join TNCC and community leaders for a grand opening ceremony on September 25 at 2:00 p.m. The new facility sits on nearly 74 acres of land next to Warhill High School at 4601 Opportunity Way.

The ceremony will include remarks from TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider, Historic Triangle Campus Provost William Travis and a slate of specially invited local, regional and state government officials.


TNCC Historic Triangle enrollment expected to blossom

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Thomas Nelson Community College has conducted classes in various spaces around Williamsburg for a long time, but this fall it opens the first building on a permanent satellite campus there.

Tours are available to the public between now and Aug. 20. Classes start Aug. 22.

Future plans for the campus call for additional buildings if and when student enrollment demands it and state funds are available, said TNCC Historic Triangle Provost William Travis.