Williamsburg Landing, in partnership with Williamsburg Community Foundation, presented Janna Roche the 2022 Outstanding Service to Seniors Award. Ms. Roche’s community involvement is both long standing and far reaching. She has served on the Board of Olde Town Medical Center and volunteers with Williamsburg House of Mercy. She helped form the “On Our Own Terms” Coalition, which provides families local resources to help them carry out their loved ones end-of-life wishes.
Her book, “Visiting Hours Are Over: A Chaplain Discovers What Really Matters From Her Parents Death,” explores how supportive care and active living provides for more positive outcomes.
Ms. Roche’s accomplishments, impact on the community and dedication to older members of the Williamsburg community led to her selection for this award. “Janna Roche has made the subject of death and dying a safe topic of daily conversation,” said Greg Storer, CEO of Williamsburg Landing. Through her compassion and empathy, she provides much needed support to family and friends as they think about death as a part of living.