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Roanoke Spotlight: Historic Fire Station No. 1

Roanoke Spotlight: Historic Fire Station No. 1

The historic Fire Station No. 1 building still standing today at 13 Church Ave SE in downtown Roanoke was built in 1907. Modeled after Philadelphia's Independence Hall, Fire Station No. 1 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and served as one of Virginia's longest continuously operating fire stations until its replacement began operating in 2007.

7 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe this Summer

7 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe this Summer

Now that the summer of 2018 is in full swing, it's important to remember the unique threats and challenges that summer - and especially summertime temperatures in Roanoke, VA - face our seniors. We put together a few tips to remind people of things to watch out for. 

Sara - How an Elderly Woman was Victimized by an Online Predator and How I Tried to Stop It

Sara - How an Elderly Woman was Victimized by an Online Predator and How I Tried to Stop It

I met Sara while caring for her husband, Joe. Joe was in his early eighties with a myriad of hard luck health problems.  I took care of Joe till he passed on hospice. I had ample time in those couple of months to become acquainted with Sara, then in her late seventies. They shared a marriage and an average blue-collar life for 40+ years.

6 Famous People from Roanoke and Where They Are Now

6 Famous People from Roanoke and Where They Are Now

Roanoke has a long history of producing noteworthy individuals, from athletes to politicians to television stars and everything in between. With such a diverse group of people it may be difficult to find a commonality between them beyond their connection to the Star City. Nevertheless, we'll dig a little deeper and try.

Michelle Belton of Companion Home Care receives Alzheimer's Foundation of America Dementia Care Partner Certification

Michelle Belton of Companion Home Care receives Alzheimer's Foundation of America Dementia Care Partner Certification

"The AFA Dementia Care Partners course was great for its new information and also confirmed many of the things that I've seen in my almost 15 years of being a caregiver for people with Alzheimer's," said Belton. "The examination was quite challenging as it consisted of open ended essay style questions based on different real life scenarios that one may encounter as a caregiver."

SLIDESHOW: Cool Sites and Scenes in Roanoke, Virginia

We are proud to call Roanoke, VA home! This is a slideshow featuring some amazing photos from downtown Roanoke and Roanoke area attractions including the historic downtown farmer's market, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke River, Natural Bridge, the Hotel Roanoke, Explore Park, Virginia Tech, and other areas of our beautiful city and region.

Paying for Home Care Using Long-term Care Insurance

Paying for Home Care Using Long-term Care Insurance

Companion Home Care accepts payment via private pay and Long-term Care Insurance. Long-term Care Insurance is insurance that helps pay for the cost of long-term care. Long-term care insurance covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Companion Home Care Inc of Roanoke, VA is a preferred provider of many Long-term Care Insurance (LTC) plans including John Hancock, Ben Franklin, Conseco, Bankers Life, Pennsylvania Life, and others.