February 4, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Save the Date for Clean Gloucester Day 2022
Consider making a tangible difference in the health of your community! Save the date for the next Clean Gloucester Day!

County Podcast Continues its Series on Homelessness in the Community
Our Current Conversations podcast this month continues exploring the issue of homelessness in Gloucester County. We explore the role our Social Services Department plays. We also discuss how fortunate this community is to have numerous partnerships that work day in and day out to help aid the homeless and underserved populations here.

Spring Edition of The Beehive to Arrive in Mailboxes Next Week

The Spring 2022 edition of The Beehive community newspaper has been published and will arrive in residential mailboxes beginning next week.

This edition contains up-to-date County news, Community Happenings, Parks & Recreation and Library activities and much more!

Important Information from Gloucester Social Services Regarding Medicaid Recipients

The Gloucester Department of Social Services is requesting that any Gloucester County citizen who receives MEDICAID ONLY AND HAS HAD AN ADDRESS CHANGE SINCE MARCH 2020, contact the Agency immediately to ensure that the Agency has the recipient’s most up-to-date mailing address.

Please call 804-693-2671 and inform the Agency that you are calling to provide an updated mailing address. The receptionist will ask you to verify some information and will gladly update your mailing address.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) has not required a renewal of services since the start of the pandemic. All clients that were receiving MEDICAID have not been required to renew their application as previously required. This will end effective March 2022 and recipients of Medicaid will now be required to go through the renewal process.

In the very near future, DMAS will begin sending letters to all recipients. It is extremely important that recipients receive this information. Since the start of the pandemic, Medicaid recipients may have experienced a change in their mailing address. In order to ensure that recipients receive this very important information, the Agency is taking steps to verify the mailing address of all recipients.
Rappahannock Community College Enrolling for Second Spring Term
Rappahannock Community College is now enrolling for the second term of spring semester, offering in-person courses and online courses.
RCC offers a rolling admissions process allowing students to begin and continue their educational journey when the timing is right for them. From workforce credentialing to college credits toward an Associate degree or transfer degree; skills training to high school dual enrollment; RCC is a stepping stone to a brighter future.
RCC Navigators and Financial Aid Specialists are ready to help anyone take the next step to start strong, stay strong, and finish strong. Enrollment for the next 8-week accelerated term is ongoing and classes begin March 17.
Visit www.rappahannock.edu, call 804-333-6730, or email advisor@rappahannock.edu for assistance. 

Upcoming Activities Offered by Gloucester PR&T

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Spring Activity Registration begins February 14 at 8:00 am. Teeball, Whiffleball, Softball, Gymnastics, Yoga, Exercise, Park activities, Bingo, History Camp, Dog Training and Activities, Best Years Trips and more. To see a full listing of Spring Activities, please visit www.gloucesterva.info/civicrec .

Parks, Recreation & Tourism sponsors a variety of Yoga classes. Mondays: Chair Yoga from 11:00 am to Noon or 12:45-1:45 pm. Tuesdays: Sr. Floor Yoga from 11:00 am-Noon, Free Flow Yoga from 5:30-6:45 pm (at the Whitcomb Lodge). Thursdays: Sr. Floor Yoga from 11:00 am-Noon, Just Breathe Yoga from 6:00-7:00 pm. Fridays: Chair Assisted Exercise from 9:15-10:15 am, Chair Yoga from 11:00 am-Noon or 12:45-1:45 pm. Pre-registration is required. Prices vary, register for an entire month for $8 per day or for a day for $9 per day.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Puppy Training on Thursdays February 17-March 24 from 5:30-6:30 at the Whitcomb Lodge. This positive reinforcement training is for 12-week to 1 year old puppies. The fee is $169 and the deadline to register is February 10.
Remember pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit https://gloucesterva.info/civicrec.

Hoopla Bonus Borrows are Back

Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back February 1-28, 2022 with new themed collections!

Choose from hundreds of titles. You will be debited ZERO borrows from your monthly hoopla borrows.

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!
For those with health/wellness New Years Resolutions, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit some of its past posts on nutrition, health, and exercise. This week, they will conclude their discussions on osteoporosis and calcium. To learn more, click here.
Gloucester County has exciting job opportunities available!

The optimism of spring is in the air with Punxsutawney Phil. Move forward with the expectation of tomorrow bringing a new season and new opportunities.

Apply for an opportunity today!

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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Gloucester, Virginia 23061