From the Richmond-Times Dispatch archives, here is an image from February 1986 features Bernice Jones (right) assisting her client, Alfred Ward. Jones was a personal care aide with Family & Children Services Inc of Richmond’s department of services to the elder.

Family Lifeline, which originated as The City Mission in 1877, is celebrating 140 years of services this year. The organization, which helps citizens in need, transformed over the years from Associated Charities (1905), to Family Service Society (1928), and Family & Children Services (1968). Today, as Family Lifeline, the organization continues its work in the Greater Richmond area and is the largest nonprofit provider of intensive home-based care in Central Virginia.