Gloucester Resource Council

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Tips to Tame Sibling Rivalry

Worn out by listening to constant bickering? Worry that an older sibling’s teasing will do major damage? Referring squabbles and fights all day and night? Learn why siblings fight with each other, factors that influence sibling rivalry, and strategies to manage the chaos. We will also talk about ways to encourage healthy relationship between brothers and sisters.
The next class, co-sponsored by Gloucester Community Engagement and Gloucester County Public Schools, will be Tuesday, March 19th, at Botetourt Elementary School from 6-7 PM. Register by March 14th by contacting Valerie Lewis, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 804-693-0654 or

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Health Insurance Programs

If you, or people you know, are still without health insurance for themselves, family members or children, the two programs listed on the flyer are good resources.

Recently the GM Care Clinic raised the allowable income amount to be able to serve more of our community.  The new income guideline is on the attached flyer.

Please help us spread the news!

Insurance Info Flyer-1

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Dealing with Dementia

The Dealing with Dementia program is an evidence-informed educational program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving for family caregivers of those living with dementia to learn supportive resources.
During this four hour program, caregivers will receive:
– The Dealing with Dementia Guide, a 360 page manual designed for caregivers – available in English and Spanish
– Instruction via trained professionals to navigate through the manual when particular information is needed
– Insights from the trained professionals and peers about dementia caregiving – problems, practices, tips, and self-care.
The next program in Gloucester will be taking place:
Thursday, April 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
7519 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Facilitators: Marjorie Hilkert & Christy Jensen
For more information about the program or to register for an upcoming session, please contact Christy Jensen, Ph.D, at (757) 220-4751 or
For more information, and to register online, check

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Gloucester Lion’s Club Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser At The Courthouse Restaurant

The Courthouse Restaurant will be hosting their famous spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, March 8th, from 5:00-7:00 PM. The proceeds from that evening will benefit the Gloucester Lion’s Club, a local non-profit that helps to provide glasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to Gloucester residents in need. Enjoy salad, bread, spaghetti and a drink for only $10 per plate (with takeout options available)!
For more information and updates, check out the Facebook event page!

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GM Care Clinic’s Casino Night

The annual Casino Night, Vegas by the Bay will be held at the Abingdon Ruritan Centre on Saturday, March 9th! Proceeds will benefit the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic. The sponsors pre-party begins at 6:00 p.m. and general admission is at 7:00 p.m. Casino Night will include Texas Hold’em, roulette wheels, poker, black jack, and much more! All casino games are played with fake money.
Food will be provided by local restaurants and businesses in the Middle Peninsula area. To order tickets, visit

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VEAFCS Yankee Candle Fundraiser

veafcsyankee_imageThe Virginia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (VEAFCS) currently has an online fundraiser through Yankee Candle running through July 10th! If you’d like to support VEAFCS, please visit and enter the Group Number 990082182 in the “Start Shopping” box. 40% of all purchases go to the association – funds raised go to professional development for Family and Consumer Sciences agents serving the Commonwealth of Virginia through education in health, nutrition, personal finance, and human development.