Senior Center Hosts Lunch & Learn Program with CASA

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (August 28, 2018) – Looking for a volunteer opportunity that can change your life as well as the life of a child in need? A special program at the Oak Ridge Senior Center featuring CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Tennessee Heartland could be that opportunity.

CASA volunteers get to know a child who is in the foster care system and gather information to help the courts make better decisions for that child’s life. The Oak Ridge Senior Center will be offering a lunch and learn program with Jackie Brown, Anderson County Advocate Coordinator for CASA, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, beginning at noon.

Ms. Brown will speak about CASA’s efforts and explain how just a 10-15 hour a month commitment of time could change an at risk child’s life forever. Lunch for the program will be sponsored by Diversicare of Oak Ridge.

The program is free of charge and open to anyone age 50 and over, but space is limited. Please call the Oak Ridge Senior Center at (865) 425-3999 to register at least 48 hours in advance so staff can have an accurate lunch count.

For more information on this and other programs hosted by the Oak Ridge Senior Center, call (865) 425-3999.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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