Neighbor to Neighbor Support: How Villages are Defining How to Age Well in Communities Across DC
Tuesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm
The DC area has the largest concentration of neighborhood Villages. In fact, across the city over 1,500 DC seniors have found friendship, purpose, and support through their involvement in their local Village. Learn about how the grassroots movement of neighbors helping neighbors has served an unmet need in our city, transformed communities, and provided individuals with the opportunity to learn, share, and thrive as they get older.
Stephanie Chong, LICSW will be leading this session. She is the Executive Director at Northwest Neighbors Village. For years Stephanie was attracted to the grassroots Village model for its effectiveness in championing positive aging and fostering a community that values older adults. She jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the growing Village movement. Stephanie found a natural fit between the Villages’ culture of empowerment and her professional commitment to improve the aging experience. Stephanie has been working in the field of aging for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience that began with work as a certified home health aide. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Stockton University and a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University. Having dedicated her career to aging services in the District of Columbia, Stephanie previously ran a local non-profit care management program and has worked in all areas of senior living.