The VirginiaNavigator Family of Websites, is a statewide nonprofit that provides free health and community support information and guidance to seniors and caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families - supporting independence, dignity, and quality of life. Designed as an innovative service model combining information technology with community-building, we bring a "High-Tech and High-Touch" approach to healthy lifestyle and long term care support.
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In 2000, SeniorNavigator (SN) was created as a subsidiary of the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF). With private support from founding partners, SeniorNavigator spent over a year in development using an action plan methodology. Gerontologists were recruited from Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Union Theological Seminary to assist staff with facilitating regional steering committees, holding focus groups of urban, rural and suburban seniors and caregivers, and conducting interviews with over 100 health and human services professionals. In all, over 1,000 individuals, both professional and consumer, have collaborated in the development and evolution of SN over the past 12 years. SN operated as a subsidiary of VHCF for five years as it built an independent Board and developed a sustainable business model that now includes private and public funding. In 2005, VHCF launched SN as an independent non-profit. In 2006, the SN Board of Directors voted to formally expand the mission to include adults with disabilities. SN currently operates a family of websites: www.SeniorNavigator.org, www.disAbilityNavigator.org and www.VirginiaNavigator.org. The organization's database is used for Virginia's Statewide No Wrong Door Aging and Disability Resource Center.
A leader in Virginia’s aging network, Adrienne joined the SeniorNavigator team in 2004 and has held various aging related positions in her career. As Executive Director, she works in partnership with the public, non-profit, and private sectors and is responsible for the development, marketing, board oversight and operational management of SeniorNavigator. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Adrienne served as a member of SeniorNavigator’s Leadership Team while performing her duties as Director of Website Operations. As Director of Website Operations, she was responsible for the oversight of the SeniorNavigator, VirginiaNavigator and disAbilityNavigator websites and management of website content and data based on consumer needs and current issues in aging. Additionally, she has served as project and grant manager for several of SeniorNavigator’s major initiatives. Adrienne earned her Master’s degree in Gerontology with a concentration in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Connecticut. She serves on the board of the Virginia Quality Healthcare Network (VQHN); as Secretary of the Virginia Elder Rights Coalition (VERC); as an active member of the Health Promotion for People with Disabilities (HPPD) Taskforce; as stakeholder representative for Virginia’s Project 2025; as well as a host of other coalitions and committees serving the aging and disability communities throughout Virginia.
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