News and Events
There is always so much going on at Patriots Colony. You'll find a small sampling of the programs and events available, as well as our community newsletter, The Briefing.
Fort Lee soldiers visit Patriots Colony
Nearly two dozen soldiers from Fort Lee spent Friday visiting with residents at Patriot's Colony, a retirement community for the military. They chatted and played games ranging from bingo to military-themed Jeopardy.
"I've got residents that have been waiting for this," Patriot's
Colony Activities Coordinator Debbie Whybra said. Whybra came up with
the idea for the event. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article in the Virginia Gazette.
Dream Catchers in Williamsburg helps seniors back in the saddle
You could feel the happiness in the air at Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center in Toano. Four older adults from Patriots Colony were recently taking part in an innovative program, Senior Saddles, which was recently implemented at the center. The goal is to provide a positive experience for seniors with memory loss and other illnesses. The program represents the first time the center has focused on the aging population, but will likely not be its last."Our goal at Dream Catchers is to increase the number of adult and senior riders," said Dream Catchers executive director Nancy Paschall, adding that the Senior Saddles program has yielded impressive results from its participants. Paschall said the program has been remarkable for several reasons, including providing the impetus for older riders to achieve success at skills they didn't think they could. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.
Army veteran earns Bronze Star after 50 years
Patriots Colony resident and Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Harold Campbell, 117th Aviation Company, 140th Transportation Detachment commander received the Bronze Star for his leadership and perseverance during his deployment to Vietnam from August 15, 1963 to May 1, 1964. Here he is speaking during a Bronze Star presentation ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., April 24, 2014. CLICK HERE to read the article.
Patriots Colony team gives back to Riverside
Patriots Colony Team Members and residents came out May 15th to enjoy the sun, some sweet treats and fun to raise funds for the Riverside Team Member Annual Campaign. CLICK HERE for more details and event photo's.