HAMPTON, VA (Sept. 8, 2022) — Bank of America has provided more than $75,000 in funding to Hampton University’s School of Nursing in support of an initiative to promote and support the health and wellness of older adults living on the Peninsula.
Dr. Arlene Montgomery, Interim Dean, School of Nursing, said, “Hampton University’s Gerontology Center of Excellence has partnered with low-income senior housing communities in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk & Williamsburg to develop intergenerational relationships. The purpose of this program is, to provide important “hands-on” clinical and therapeutic communication skills for undergraduate students with a major in nursing and a minor in gerontology attending the Hampton University School of Nursing.”
Dr. Ethlyn Gibson, Principal Investigator for the program and Director of Hampton’s Center of Excellence in Minority Aging has worked tirelessly to build programs at the following low-income senior living communities in the Hampton Roads region.
- The Arbors at Shoulders Hills (Suffolk)
- The Woodlands at Phoebus (Hampton)
- The Arbors at Towne Park (Williamsburg)
- Forrest Pines Senior Apartments (Newport News)
- Somerset at Towne Center (Hampton)
Dr. Gibson said, “This effort accomplishes important health promotion for older adults through vital monthly wellness checks and delivery of important health education. And on Monday, August 29, senior nursing student Breyana Taylor did a tremendous job in sharing the great work that she and other nursing students are doing to serve older adults at the Woodlands at Phoebus in Hampton.”
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253.
About Bank of America
Bank of America's corporate mission is to help make financial lives better by connecting clients and communities to the resource they need to be successful. The Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The bank was founded in San Francisco and took its present form when NationsBank of Charlotte acquired it in 1998.
About Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton's mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner.
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