Riverside Names Driver Rehabilitation Program After Retired W&M Professor

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Jane McKinney (Photo courtesy Riverside)
Jane McKinney (Photo courtesy Riverside Health System)

Retired College of William & Mary Professor Jane McKinney thought she may never drive a car again following a surgical procedure, but after participating in a Riverside Health System program, she was back in the driver’s seat.

McKinney then donated money to the program so it can help other people in the future, prompting Riverside to rename its driver rehabilitation program the “Jane D. McKinney Driver Rehabilitation Program” in a May 5 ceremony, according to a Riverside news release.

After successfully completing the program, McKinney’s confidence was restored and she was able to remain in her home and continue to drive. The program, which serves about 150 drivers per year, is offered by the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health.

“We are so grateful for and humbled by Dr. McKinney’s gift,” Rick Johnson, the executive director of the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, said in the release. “Her support will allow us to continue delivering these much-needed services that improve the independence and wellbeing of older adults throughout our community and beyond.”

The gift will be used to help fund the driver rehabilitation program.  The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is located off Treyburn Drive in James City County.


York River Charters Named Best Fishing Facility

YorkRiverChartersYork River Charters has for the third consecutive year been named Best Fishing Facility in the Eastern Region in the 2015 Virginia Living Magazine’s annual Best of Virginia readers’ poll.

The company offers sport fishing chartered boat trips and sightseeing tours throughout the area. It boat docks at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown and the York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester County, offering customers departure points on either bank of the river.

“I feel that our guests realize we are interested in building a relationship with them, not just taking them fishing once and forgetting about them,” York River Charters Owner Alan Alexander said in a news release announcing the win.

More than 40,000 ballots were cast in 95 categories to come up with the more than 400 Best of Virginia winners. The Best of Virginia issue is now available on newsstands.