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Richmond’s new Dominion Senior Living partners the UK College of Public Health on internship program

Dominion Senior Living of Richmond is partnering with the University of Kentucky for its first internship program.

The senior living community will be accepting interns from the College of Public Health for the fall and spring semesters.

The community decided to partner with the university to raise awareness about the industry and to educate the next generation of senior living leaders.

This partnership will offer students hands-on experience in a growing field and teach them how senior living communities operate from the very beginning.

“The partnership between the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Dominion Senior Living is a natural fit for our shared mission of working toward optimal health outcomes for community members,” said Angela Carman, Associate Dean for Practice and Workforce Development. 

“As we educate future health leaders, it is essential that we offer students the opportunity to connect with those they will serve. We hope our involvement will promote the mental, social, and physical well-being of Dominion Senior Living residents by encouraging their integration into the larger community, while giving our students the practical experience and empathy required to work with an aging population.”

Tina Newman

Dominion Senior Living of Richmond is currently under construction in the Heritage Place subdivision as part of the Meridian Way master-planned community, and will open in a couple of months. 

The personal care home will be conveniently located near other senior-related businesses and health services for residents to use. The community will have 60 memory care and assisted living apartments.

It is designed to consider each person’s needs and engage residents through daily recreational and social activities which provide purpose.

Dominion Senior Living of Richmond also plans to host a community assessment where students will help build a relationship with the surrounding neighborhood by handing out materials and collecting feedback from the public. The assessment will help uncover ways Dominion and the community can build a strong and friendly partnership.
“These students are our future,” said Tina Newman, executive director at Dominion Senior Living of Richmond. 

“This is a unique opportunity to work alongside a talented team as we move through the completion of construction to opening our doors and accepting residents. It’s important for this generation to get involved with the senior living industry.

“We are looking forward to having an intern start at the community and continuing our new partnership with the University of Kentucky as well as additional universities in the future.”

UK College of Public Health

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