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Weekly Village News for July 5, 2024

From Frank...

I hope that everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July. My favorite memory of the holiday is when I was able to watch the fireworks from a boat near the Kennedy Center. If you ever get the chance to do so, I highly recommend it as it’s a view that is both spectacular and unique (such that I’ve not forgotten it in the four subsequent decades!)

Next week, there will be a second program on emergency preparedness via Zoom on Tuesday at 11am. Representatives from DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency will discuss ReadyDC. This program allows District residents to be ready to meet a variety of hazards, including manufactured and natural disasters. I strongly encourage everyone to attend so that you can ask any questions, but know that the session will also be recorded in the event that the time is inconvenient. To register for the session, click here.

The following week on Wednesday, July 17th at noon, we’ll have our Village Summer BBQ on the lovely rooftop of The Woodley, located at 2700 Woodley Road. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, traditional sides, watermelon, etc. I hope that everyone will come out and enjoy the day, camaraderie, and wonderful lunch. It is free to all members and volunteers. To register, click here.

Finally, the Village has arranged for groups of interested members to visit local senior living options as a means of being prepared if one is not able to remain living in their current residence. We’ve already toured Chevy Chase House and Grand Oaks, and the members that attended reported that they found the information useful and the group experience helpful and less intimidating (than going alone.)

In July, we’ll visit Ingleside at Rock Creek, Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue, and Forest Hills. In August we hope to schedule trips to The Residences at Thomas Circle, the Fitzgerald, and Friendship Terrace. Finally, in September, we’ll meet with Silver Bridges Consulting founders, Kristy Kennedy and Ginger Noce, to discuss thoughts about the residences that we visited and answer any lingering questions. Much like our sessions on emergency preparedness and hiring home care aides, our aim in visiting these residences is for you to know your options and have a plan before you may need one.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I truly hope to see you at the barbecue, if not before!

Frank Finamore, Executive Director



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