Monthly Archives: August 2009

Sheltering Arms Documentary to Air in Richmond in September

Richmond TV viewers will have the opportunity to see the stories of a few of the wonderful people who have been helped by Sheltering Arms in the last 120 years, in an upcoming television documentary.  The 30-minute documentary, created by Emmy-award winning local filmmaker Eric Futterman, will air in September on three local Richmond TV affiliates. It follows three Sheltering Arms patients, David Thomas, Jamaal Williams, and Dorothy “Dot” Hughes, as their rehabilitation team helped them learn the power to overcome disability.

Here’s the schedule, and a look at a promo for the program. Set your DVR if you won’t be home on these evenings!

  • Tuesday, 9/8 at 9:00 p.m. on WRIC, Channel 8
  • Saturday, 9/12 at 7:00 p.m. on WWBT, Channel 12
  • Saturday, 9/19 at 7:30 p.m. on WTVR, Channel 6

Sheltering Arms Adds New Doctor

aaronjones-smallThere’s a new face at Sheltering Arms!  We’re very excited to announce the addition of Aaron Jones, M.D. to our team of physicians. Dr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and completed his Medical Degree and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency with VCU Health System. He also has experience evaluating and treating patients in the urgent care setting.

Currently, Dr. Jones sees patients at Sheltering Arms Hospital in Hanover, and at the Sheltering Arms outpatient clinics in Hanover and on Maple Avenue. He has particular expertise in the following areas:

Stroke Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Treatment and Management of Sports Injuries
Treatment and Management of Acute and Chronic Back Pain and Extremity Pain
Electrodiagnostics (EMG studies)
Amputation Management

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones, or any of the Sheltering Arms physicians, call (804) 764-1001 or toll-free 1-877-56-REHAB.

A Celebration of the Power to Overcome

Sheltering Arms is once again collaborating with Governor Timothy M. Kaine to declare the third week in September Rehabilitation Awareness Week in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to the governor’s signed proclamation, Sheltering Arms will honor the hard work and triumphs of all physical rehabilitation patients during this week with the third annual Celebration of the Power to Overcome. This event will take place on Wednesday, September 23 in the Grand Ballroom of The Jefferson Hotel.

The keynote speaker for this year is Mr. Scott Burton, an award-winning comedian, world-class juggler, and cancer survivor who travels across the country providing inspirational entertainment.  He will share with us the story of his strenuous yet inspirational path of rehabilitation.

Many state representatives have already committed to attending, and the audience will be comprised of former patients, supporters of Sheltering Arms, and many important decision-makers in the healthcare field.  Any donations from the event will subsidize our mission to deliver services to all those in need, regardless of ability to pay.

This will be a truly inspirational event not only for individuals currently facing health challenges, but for all of us who face an uncertain future. Please take some time during the Rehabilitation Awareness week to renew your commitment to the 52 million Americans living with disabilities who, with the help of physical rehabilitation, are able to regain function and enjoy life!