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Seniors and Kids Get Care Together at VCU

By Agazit Asihel
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, VA – VCU’s MCV hospital offers an innovative approach to child care that allows children to enjoy activities with senior citizens.

“Oh and with the children, we go visit the children at least once a week, and we all have our own little class, and our own little people,” Laura Shaver, an adult day program participant, said.

Patricia Moon, director of VCU’s Family Care Services, says the program aims to improve the way the elderly interact with the community.

“It was like, what can we do for more adults, can we make sure that they are not relegated to a period of isolation, but they’re continuing to be a part of society,” Moon said.


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VCU Cary St. Gym Re-Opens

By Kyle Horan, Chandelis Duster and Agazit Asihel
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — After two years of renovation and $47 million, the Cary St. Gym on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus is back in business.

At 125,000 square feet the new exercise and recreational complex is bigger than two football fields. It includes an indoor soccer field, an indoor track, four basketball courts, two racquetball courts, and a rock climbing wall.

“There’s so many different activities and things to do while you’re here,” Jenn DePuy, a VCU junior, said.

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