Photo Credit: Linda Tjossem

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic’s Casino Night was a Rousing Success
Gloucester, VA ~ On Saturday, March 11, the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic held its 12th Annual
Casino Night, Vegas by the Bay, at the Abingdon Ruritan Club. The event was a wonderful success andhad a terrific turnout; it was all due to the Clinic’s wonderful sponsors, volunteers, staff and patrons. Afew sponsors for this event include: Chesapeake Bank, Careplex Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Center,AAPI of Hampton Roads and Ferguson, just to name a few. A complete list of all the sponsors for thisevent can be found on the Clinic’s website, www.gmcareclinic.com.
All of the money raised by this event goes towards the Care Clinic’s operations fund. To learn more about the important services the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic provides to residents of Gloucester and Mathews Counties, please visit their website at www.gmcareclinic.com. To schedule a tour of their facility, please contact Colleen C. Jenkins at 804-210-1368, Ext. 203.


Louise Theberge, Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Board of Directors President receiving a check from Gloucester Point Rotary Club President, Ron Saunders

March 1, 2017

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Received Donation from the Gloucester Point Rotary Club as Sponsor of the Annual Fundraiser, Casino Night

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic received a large donation from the Gloucester Point Rotary Club to be a Blue Chip Sponsor in the Clinic’s annual fundraising event, Casino Night.  This is the Clinic’s 12th year to host Casino Night, Vegas by the Bay, to help raise funds for the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic.  The money raised by this annual event goes to help pay for operating expenses, including but not limited to paying the Clinics utility bills, medical and administrative supplies, and staff salaries.  Last year the Clinic surpassed its goal of raising $100,000 and this year they are hoping to beat last year’s goal raised.  Colleen Jenkins has this to say about the generous contribution from the Gloucester Point Rotary Club, “The Clinic is thankful for the continued support from the Gloucester-Point Rotary Club.  Generous donations like this one from the Gloucester Point Rotary and many other Care Clinic area supporters are what make Casino Night and GMCC such a success.”   In addition to the Gloucester Point Rotary Club’s sponsorship the Care Clinic received sponsorship donations from the following:   Ferguson, Careplex Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Center, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Hampton Roads, Chesapeake Bank, Revere Gas, Phillips Energy, Lockwood Carpets, Gunn’s Body Shop; just to name a few.

Casino Night will be held on March 11th at the Abingdon Ruritan Club in Bena.   The sponsors pre-party begins at 6:00 p.m. and general admission is at 7:00 p.m. Casino Night has something for everyone including but not limited to silent auction items, raffle prizes and of course casino games played with funny money.  Food will be provided by local restaurants and businesses in the Middle Peninsula area.  Drinks will also be available at a cash bar.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and the different sponsorship levels can be found on the GMCC website, www.gmcareclinic.com.  Event tickets can be purchased at Golden Creations, Angelwing Stationers, Cattails, Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic or online at www.gmcarelcinic.com.

For questions or more information on Casino Night please contact Adam Taylor at 804-815-1495.


Mindy Thomas, Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Dental Coordinator; Florence Wallace, Resident at Riverside

Convalescent Center in West Point; Dr. Jeff Raphael, Dentist at Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic

February 23, 2016 

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic to Launch the Rural Virginia Senior Smile Program

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic has launched the Rural Virginia Senior Smile Program after receiving grants from the Walmart Foundation, the Richard and Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust and Sentara Health Care. The program objective is to provide dental care to Middle Peninsula seniors that are either homebound, in assisted living facilities, or in convalescent centers.  Priority will be given to individuals with income levels at, or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Poor oral health can lead to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and certain forms of cancer therefore regular dental evaluations and care are essential to one’s overall health.

The Care Clinic was able to purchase a mobile oral x-ray device and portable operatory which will enable the dental team to provide much needed, uncomplicated services to fragile Residents in their home or facility.  Bay Aging will be assisting with transportation needs should the Resident need to be transported to the clinic for additional, necessary dental services. These services include, but are not limited to, fillings, extractions, root canals and dentures.

The Care Clinic will kick off the Rural Virginia Senior Smile Program at the Riverside Convalescent Center in West Point.  Florence Wallace, a resident at the Riverside Convalescent Center had this to say about being one of the first to benefit from this program, “I am excited to have a dentist come here to examine me so that I don’t have to travel to one.  I have not seen a dentist in quite a while.”

For more information about this program and other important services that the Clinic provides, please contact Colleen Jenkins at the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic at 804-210-1368, Ext. 203.


Nancy Dykeman, GMCC Board of Director; Ann Quinn, GMCC Board of Director; Colleen Jenkins, GMCC Director of Marketing and Development; Bob Bailey, GMCC Board of Directors and Xenith Bank Executive Vice President, Regional Market President

August 16, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $2,500 from Xenith Bank as Presenting Sponsor for the 2016 Golf Classic

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic receives $2,500 from Xenith Bank as presenting sponsor in this year’s GMCC Golf Classic.

The 6th Annual GMCC Golf Classic will be on Wednesday September 14th at Piankatank River Golf Course.  All proceeds from this event will go towards every day operational costs that the Clinic incurs.

To learn more about the valuable services the Clinic provides and this year’s golf classic please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-136, Ext. 203 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.  


Adrianne Ryder Cook- Cook Foundation President; Karen Flowe- Cook Foundation Secretary; Colleen Jenkins- GMCC Director of Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic; Caroyln Dudley- Cook Foundation Vice President; Jenny Crittenden- Cook Foundation Director; Rosie Crawford- Cook Foundation Bookkeeper

 August 16, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $500 from the Cook Foundation

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic receives $500 from the Cook Foundation to be a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series.  All proceeds from this event will go towards the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic’s Dental Program.

This is the last concert in the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic’s 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series to benefit its Dental Program.  Bill and Pam Gurley are to perform on Saturday August 27th at Brent and Becky’s. 

In addition to Bill and Pam Gurley performing, artwork from local artists at Arts on Main in Gloucester and Bay School of Art in Mathews will be displayed and artists will be selling their artwork.  Artwork to include: paintings, photography, pottery and pine needle baskets.  Food and drinks will be available for sale at the event and don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs.  This event is rain or shine.  Tickets for this event can be purchased at any of these locations; Mathews County Visitor Center, Kelsick Market, Brent and Becky’s, the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic or online at www.gmcareclinic.com.

For more information on this event and the important services that the Clinic provides please contact Colleen Jenkins at the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic at 804-210-1368, Ext. 203.


Kay Bradley, Executive Director of GMCC and Dr. Hugh Bryan

July 13, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $25,000 from

Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic received $25,000 from the Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust to support the Middle Peninsula Rural Oral Health Expansion. 

The Middle Peninsula Rural Oral Health Expansion initiative will help provide dental care to 300 Middle Peninsula seniors who need teeth cleaning, extraction and/or dentures and who are either in an assisted living facility or homebound.  It’s anticipated that 1,200 procedures will be provided, a value of $112,002.  The primary target population for this program will include patients with chronic disease and physical and/or mental conditions that render them either homebound or living in an assisted living facility.  This program is in partnership with Bay Aging, Gloucester and Mathews Social Services and the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board.

To learn more about this program and other valuable services the Clinic provides, please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-1368, Ext. 203 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.  


Dental Student: Dana Stringle

March 31, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Now Offering Dental Assisting Courses

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic is proud to announce that its dental program is offering a Dental Assisting School. 

The Dental Assisting School provides opportunities for individuals who want to learn more about general dentistry with more one-on-one opportunities to learn from local dentists.  The classes are conveniently located at the Clinic and are taught every Saturday for 10 weeks.  The tuition fees charged for the class are recycled back into the dental program at GMCC.

“The Clinic is very excited by this opportunity to open its doors and teach others about general dentistry.  We hope this program will continue for many years to come”. Mindy Thomas, GMCC Dental Coordinator

The dental assisting school is currently in the middle of one of its 10 week programs but it will be releasing upcoming program opportunities soon.

To learn more about the Dental Assisting School please contact Mindy Thomas at 804-210-136 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.  


May 2, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $7,000 from the Mathews Community Foundation

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic receives $7,000 from the Mathews Community Foundation to be used towards medication of Mathews County Residents. 

In 2015 18% of the Care Clinic’s patients were from Mathews County.  The pharmacy filled 27,230 prescriptions in 2015, the value of the prescriptions filled was over $6 million.

To learn more about the valuable services the Clinic provides please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-136, Ext. 4 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.  


From Left to Right: Dr. Abraham Younoszai; K.D. Cooper; Pam Hollis; Dana Stringle; Kaiten Cooper; Kelly Cooper; Mindy Thomas; Kamryn Cooper; Karrie Harris; Christi Hogge; Sandy Shaal; Dr. Chuck Harris

Not Pictured: Amy Taylor, Lauren Giddings, Hannah Denton, Diane McFarland, Shannon Roane

 

April 27, 2016

Kaiten Cooper, Senior at Gloucester High School, Hosts Senior Project at the

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic

Gloucester, VA – Kaiten Cooper, a senior at Gloucester High School, hosted her Senior Project, Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today Cooper Project 2016, at the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic on Saturday April 9th.  For Miss Cooper’s project, she raised $1,000 so patients didn’t have to pay the $25 care clinic fee, as well as organized food to feed all of the volunteers.  A total of 27 patients were seen in 8 hours and a total of 82 procedures were performed.  Of the patients seen, 23 people were from Gloucester and 4 were from Mathews.  The cost of all the services rendered that day was over $9,000.  In addition to dental services being provided, patients also had a blood pressure screening and blood sugar screening.  This day wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the wonderful volunteers.  Congratulations to Kaiten Cooper and all of her hard work!

 

To learn more about the valuable services the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic provides, please visit our website at www.gmcareclinic.com or call the clinic at 804-210-1368.


Kay Bradley, Executive Director of GMCC and Dr. Parthiv Sheth, President of AAPI

April 4, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $7,500 from American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Hampton Roads

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic receives $7,500 from Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Hampton Roads at their Fire and Ice Gala in Norfolk on February 20th.

The money given by AAPI of Hampton Roads went towards the Clinic’s biggest fundraiser, Casino Night on March 19th.  All of the money made from this event goes towards operations and to help pay for the day-to-day expenses that the Clinic incurs. 

To learn more about the valuable services the Clinic provides please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-136, Ext. 4 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.  


Jay McGlohn, Jr., Vice President at Gloucester-Southside Insurance Agency- A Towne Insurance Companyand Colleen Jenkins, Director of Marketing and Development at GMCC

 

March 15, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $500 from Gloucester-Southside Insurance Agency- A Towne Insurance Company

Gloucester, VA – Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic receives $500 from the Gloucester-Southside Insurance Agency- A Towne Insurance Company as a sponsor in this year’s Casino Night Fundraiser. 

This is the Clinic’s 11th year to host the Casino Night fundraiser.  It will take place on March 19th at the Abingdon Ruritan Centre in Bena, VA.  The money raised at the event will go toward proving health care to uninsured or underinsured residents of the Middle Peninsula.

The Clinic is honored to have the Gloucester-Southside Insurance Agency- A Towne Insurance Company as a sponsor of this year’s Casino Night and for their continued support of the Care Clinic.  

To learn more about the valuable services the Clinic provides or for information on the Casino Night fundraiser, please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-1368 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.


Dianne Hall, Senior Vice President/ Retail Middle Peninsula Regional Executive at Chesapeake Bank; Melissa Crawford, Vice President Business Development Manager at Chesapeake Bank; Nancy Dykeman, GMCC Board of Directors; Adam Taylor, GMCC Board of Directors

March 15, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $20,000 from Chesapeake Bank as New Partner in the Community Health Partners Program

Gloucester, VA – The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic has received $20,000 from Chesapeake Bank as the newest partner in the Clinic’s newly developed Community Health Partners Program.

The Care Clinic has developed a new donor program called the Community Health Partners, which is made up of multiple partnership levels with many benefits to each level.  Some of those benefits include: business logo recognition on the Clinic’s website, social media, all major fundraisers, and any print advertising.

“The Clinic is very proud to have such a wonderful donor become part of the Community Health Partners program.  Chesapeake Bank is such an asset to the community and to the Clinic, and we appreciate all of their support,” says Colleen Jenkins, Director of Marketing and Development.

To learn more about the valuable services the Clinic provides or for more information on the Community Health Partners, please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-1368 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.  To learn more about Chesapeake Bank, please visit their website at www.chesbank.com.


Ann Quinn, GMCC Board Member; Melanie Beale, External Affairs Manager for Dominion Power; Kay Bradley, Executive Director of GMCC

February 4, 2016

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic Receives $10,000 from Dominion Power

Gloucester, VA – Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic receives $10,000 from Dominion Power, as lead sponsor in upcoming fundraiser, Casino Night, Vegas by the Bay.

This is the Clinic’s eleventh year to host the Casino Night fundraiser.  It will take place on March 19th at the Abingdon Ruritan Centre in Bena, VA.  The money raised at the event will go toward proving health care to uninsured or underinsured residents of the Middle Peninsula. 

To learn more about the valuable services the Clinic provides or for information on the Casino Night fundraiser, please contact Colleen Jenkins at 804-210-1368 or visit the Clinic’s website at www.gmcareclinic.com.