Nov. 4th - Caregiving: What Women need to know, Tips from local experts.

“Caregiving: What Women need to know, Tips from local experts.”

WHEN: The meeting is Wed., November 4 from 8-9:30am on Zoom. There is no charge for this virtual meeting.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Nov 4, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


In honor of National Caregivers Month we’ve assembled some of the most knowledgeable local experts to help us understand what it means to be a caregiver and how it impacts a women’s mental, physical and spiritual health. Even those who are not full-time care givers will gain insights on managing stress and taking care of yourself.

Meet our Guest Experts:




Tina Thomas, Senior Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and Central & Western Virginia. 

Tina holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Administration and a Master’s of Science in Hospice and Palliative Studies. She holds post graduate certifications in Gerontology, Addictions Specialist, Pastoral Care, Nursing Home Administration, and Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care.



Jessica Samet, MSW, Care Consultant with Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and Central & Western Virginia.

Jessica earned a Master’s in Social Work from VCU and Post Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies (CAS) from VCU Department of Gerontology. She has spent the majority of her career focusing on supporting families as they handle dementia and related illnesses.


Missy Harden, Occupational Therapist currently with her own practice.

Missy is a licensed Occupational Therapist, Positive Approach to Care Advanced Consultant and Trainer, and NCCDP Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is committed to helping individuals and care partners navigate life through education, care skill building, and encouraging consultative services and resources.


Christine Jensen, PhD., Director of Health Services Research at Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health and a faculty affiliate in the Department of Gerontology at VCU.
Christy obtained her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies, with a specialty in gerontology, from the University of Delaware. She is active with the Gerontological Society of America, the Southern Gerontological Society (Past President), and serves on the Board of the Virginia Center on Aging and the Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving.