60 Minutes Archive: Frontotemporal Dementia
60 Minutes Archive: Frontotemporal Dementia From 2019, Bill Whitaker reports on frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, the most common form of dementia among people under 60. Mark Johnson, one of the subjects of the story, recently lost his battle with the disease.cbsnews.com
YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge hiring more staff to expand virtual learning programs
ROANOKE, Va. – After assessing the community’s needs, YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge is looking to expand its programming for virtual learners. There are a total of five enrichment centers across Botetourt, Roanoke, Salem and Rockbridge. In the first part of the day, students focus on virtual learning and can get help from staff and volunteers. The second half of the day kids either continue virtual learning if its required in their schedule or they can do physical and outdoor activities. There are sites in Roanoke County and the city of Roanoke they could have kids learning at, but there’s no staffing for it.
Child care challenges: Where Roanoke Valley parents can turn for help
ROANOKE, Va. In the mad rush to find child care this fall, the Science Museum of Western Virginia is offering one alternative. The museum is launching The LAB, an in-person, educational program that will supplement childrens virtual learning when theyre not in school. There is still a lot up in the air for the childcare centers: from staffing, to space, to hours and availability. One community partner, United Way of Roanoke Valley, is working to put all the puzzle pieces together. Not a single program, not a single agency will be able to help all that needs to be served, said United Way of Roanoke Valleys CEO Abby Hamilton.