This month for the first time the Village has more than 200 members enrolled! Reaching this milestone is only possible because of a group effort from volunteers, staff, the board and most importantly – you. By sharing with your friends and neighbors you help bring more people into the Village community.
Why do I think more is better? Growth means our approach is working, that more people are finding opportunity in the social program and connections. With more members we can appeal to more interests and members are more likely to find activities that appeal to them.
It also means we’re helping more people in our neighborhood remain living independently in our community. And it also helps the Village become a better advocate for the needs of our older neighbors. Collectively we are a louder voice telling the neighborhood that older adults are important.
Older Americans Month Wraps
Although this is the last week of Older Americans Month, I hope that we continue to think about this year’s theme, “Aging Unbound” throughout the year. I am amazed and impressed by the unique and inspiring stories our members share. As vibrant, engaged members of the community, we can challenge and hopefully change stereotypes about older adults.
We enjoyed a wonderful string quartet at Tregaron Conservancy last Sunday. More than 130 people enjoyed wonderful music in a beautiful setting. It was a remarkable afternoon. Next week, on Friday, June 2nd, the Programs Team has planned a great trip to Glen Echo Park for their First Friday Art Walk with dinner to follow at the Irish Inn. See complete details and register here.
Safe travels to all that might be traveling this long weekend. The Village joins you this Memorial Day in honoring all those who have given their lives for our freedom. I will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance on Monday at 3pm - I hope you will join me, wherever you are.
And remember … 200 members is not the goal, it’s a mile marker. Let's keep growing, there’s always room for more members, so if you have friends or neighbors that might be interested, point them to our website at www.cwpv.org/join or have them call the office at 202-615-5853.
Frank Finamore is Executive Director of the Village