There are several programs and services, including health care services, for seniors in Norfolk. If you are looking for care led by the Catholic Church, there are also health care facilities and nonprofit organizations that offer programs following the practice of the Church. You can also take the time to visit area Catholic landmarks for prayer and meditation.
Bon Secours operates in the Hampton Roads area. Bon Secours Health System is a non-profit Catholic health system. Bon Secours Ministries sponsors the health care system. They offer the following services:
Heart failure disease management
Physical, speech, and occupational therapies
Visiting home health aides
In nearby Virginia Beach, Marian Manor is a non-profit senior assisted living facility. The Richmond Diocese sponsors this non-denominational community. There are several activities and programs to help you enjoy your stay while you get the best care possible.
Catholic Health Association of the United States provides services to enhance the care of the elderly. Catholic-sponsored health organizations offer a variety of care services such as home health, senior housing, assisted living, nursing facilities, primary and acute care, and counseling services.
Members can also find resources on elder care including prayers, medical articles, and Catholic teachings relating to the elderly. They also offer webinars to educate on senior care including topics such as long-term care providers, nursing home care, and spirituality affects on long-term care.
If you want to help others, you may want to consider volunteering for Catholic Charities. You can drive clients to run errands, help someone with light housework, sort donated merchandise, or assist other seniors in their homes with companion visits.
Blessed Sacrament has a FABulous Seniors program with meetings the first Wednesday of each month. This group takes field trips, has creative activities, and gathers speakers for learning opportunities. Each gathering has a potluck meal afterward from September - May. There are other parish life groups you can join as well.
Sacred Heart has Adult Formation groups to help deepen your faith in Christ with discussions in small groups. You can also attend daily mass or join a group to visit others in the hospital or nursing homes.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is in Williamsburg, Virginia and offers daily and Sunday Masses. Saint Bede is in charge of the Shrine. The Shrine is two miles away from the CCM College of William and Mary Chapel. Eucharistic Adoration takes place each weekday.
The Basilica of Saint Mary began in 1791 as Saint Patrick Church. The Pastor Fr. Matthew O’Keefe permitted African American Catholics to sit in the choir loft during the segregation in 1842. The original church burned in 1856. The Diocese constructed the new church in 1858 with the new name of Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
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