11 episodes

Pull up a seat and join our conversation! Around the Table with Vickie is my new local radio show and podcast, where we're diving deep into community – discussing leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, faith, and family. Just like gathering around the dinner table with loved ones and friends, we're here to share stories, insights, and inspiration.

Around The Table With Vickie Tori Productions LLC

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Pull up a seat and join our conversation! Around the Table with Vickie is my new local radio show and podcast, where we're diving deep into community – discussing leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, faith, and family. Just like gathering around the dinner table with loved ones and friends, we're here to share stories, insights, and inspiration.

    Crafting an Active, Fulfilling Lifestyle for Seniors

    Crafting an Active, Fulfilling Lifestyle for Seniors

    Get ready for an inspiring episode full of warmth and wisdom! I'm thrilled to welcome the delightful Shirley and Lloyd Walton, residents of Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities. This charming couple opens up about their journey into senior living, sharing heartfelt insights on finding absolute joy in this new phase. You'll feel right at home as they lovingly describe the fabulous amenities in their cozy apartment and the vibrant greater community. But that's not all! Joining me later is the fantastic Crystal Kersey, the director overseeing activities for all of our Runk & Pratt communities. Crystal and I have an enlightening chat about the vital role activities play in nurturing mind, body, and spirit for seniors.

    • 30 min
    Hope & Help: Insights from our local Alzheimer's Association

    Hope & Help: Insights from our local Alzheimer's Association

    In this episode of the "Around the Table with Vickie" podcast, we delve into the vital work of our local Alzheimer's Association chapter. Joined by special guests Jeanne Snyder and Lissa Greenly, we explore the multifaceted efforts in research, social support, and family assistance that the association provides. Jeanne and Lissa share their insights on the profound impact of Alzheimer's disease on individuals and families, and discuss the latest advancements in research aimed at finding a cure. We also highlight the extensive support network available to those affected, from educational resources to community programs. Tune in to learn about the significant strides being made and discover how you can contribute to the fight against Alzheimer's. This episode is a comprehensive look at the challenges and hopes surrounding this critical issue, offering actionable steps for making a difference.

    • 30 min
    Building a Better Community with Dr. Sterling Wilder

    Building a Better Community with Dr. Sterling Wilder

    Tune in to this episode of the "Around the Table with Vickie" podcast, where I chat with local councilman and community leader Dr. Sterling Wilder about the power of giving back. Dr. Wilder, co-founder of the Jubilee Family Development Center, shares how this non-profit uplifts youth through after-school programs and educational opportunities.

    We explore the faith and love driving our community efforts, the creation of the Jubilee Center, and its volunteer network. Hear heartwarming stories from its partnership with my Miss Virginia Volunteer Princess program.

    We also discuss critical community issues like senior housing, highlighting how charitable initiatives transform lives and inspire generosity. Dr. Wilder and I emphasize creating opportunities for everyone to contribute and build a supportive community.

    Don't miss this episode—it's a powerful reminder of our collective impact!

    To support the Jubilee Family Development Center visit
    www.jubileefamily.org

    • 31 min
    Mother-Daughter Duo: The Story Behind Entwined Events

    Mother-Daughter Duo: The Story Behind Entwined Events

    In Episode 5 of "Around the Table with Vickie," I'm thrilled to welcome a very special guest—my daughter, Caitlyn Runk. Join us as we delve into the world of Entwined Events, our all-inclusive wedding and event venues and services company. Caitlyn and I discuss our four stunning event venues and the journey that brought us here. Growing up, Caitlyn watched me plan countless holiday and special events, and as soon as she was old enough, she joined me in making my dream of running wedding venues a reality. Don't miss this heartwarming episode filled with family, dreams, and the beautiful world of weddings.

    • 31 min
    Community Impact: Stories of Renewal and Empowerment with Jordan Ayers and Taylor Musgrave Perkins

    Community Impact: Stories of Renewal and Empowerment with Jordan Ayers and Taylor Musgrave Perkins

    In this lively episode of "Around the Table with Vickie," I sit down with two extraordinary local women, Jordan Ayers and Taylor Musgrove Perkins, who are truly making a difference in their communities. Jordan shares her inspiring journey with Renewed Women, a ministry she founded to support women through life’s challenges. Then I chat with Taylor, a former special education teacher who created Craveables, an innovative ice cream business that teaches job skills to individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. I'm so proud of both of these women who decided to take their passion and give it purpose, and I hope you will join us for an episode full of heart, inspiration, and the power of community.

    Jordan Ayers - Renewed Women
    https://www.renewedwomen.online/

    Taylor Musgrove Perkins - craveABLEs
    https://www.craveables.org/

    • 29 min
    Entrepreneurship & Faith in Business - Part 4: Empowering Connection

    Entrepreneurship & Faith in Business - Part 4: Empowering Connection

    In the final part of our "Entrepreneurship & Faith in Business" series, Brian and Vickie unveil the unique design elements within their Liberty Ridge community, boasting exceptional amenities that enrich the residents' quality of life beyond basic care needs. Vickie shares her heartfelt dedication to Alzheimer's care, highlighting their innovative Pearls of Life community tailored for memory support. Delving into the role of faith within their communities, Brian & Vickie recount their unwavering commitment to seizing opportunities and ministering to seniors in their final years. Reflecting on the profound impact of individual seniors' faith, ministry, and service, they emphasize the importance of extending invitations to others, empowering them to carve their own paths and cultivate meaningful connections in all aspects of life—from family to business to faith.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

J Rhu ,

Insightful, Engaging

For anyone with aging parents or loved ones, this podcast is a helpful and comforting listen. Vickie Runk and her son Chris Runk of Virginia are terrific storytellers and offer unique insights into caring for the elderly, entrepreneurship, faith and philanthropy.

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