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Office of Aging, DC Government

Ward One Senior Service Lead Agency: Terrific, Inc.

Terrific Inc.

910 Westminster Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 387-9000; Fax: (202) 733-2329


The DC government’s Senior Service Network Lead Agencies provide older adults with ward-based and citywide supportive services, resources and referral linkages that assist them in living independently in their homes and community. Terrific Inc is contracted by the District to provide the following services to Ward One residents:


Noon-time Congregate meals -- (Community Dining)

Hot, nutritious, and delicious meals in a group setting for older adults 60 years of age or older at sites throughout the District. Meals comply with US Dietary Guidelines, and contain one-third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients.  There are several cultural centers available, including the Vida Center (Hispanic cuisine), the Asian Pacific Islander Center (pan-Asian cuisine), the DC Jewish Community Center (kosher meals), and the Kibar Center (Halal meals).  Lunch is available on Saturdays at the Washington Seniors Wellness Center. 


In general, meals are served at 12:00 noon; call to confirm time and your place. Here are the Ward One Community Dining sites:


Ward 1



Paul Lawrence Dunbar

2001 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


Columbia Heights

2900 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


Vida Senior Center

1842 Calvert St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


Garfield Terrace

2301 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


Harvard Towers

1845 Harvard St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


Bernice Fonteneau Wellness Center

3531 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20010



Terrific Inc. –CAll 202- 733-2329 -- is also contracted by the District to provide: 


Counseling Services  * Health Promotion * Nutrition Counseling and Education * Recreation/Socialization *Transportation to Sites/Activities  *Weekday and weekend home-delivery meal services  * Caregiver Stipend-Respite/supplemental Services  * Comprehensive Assessment and case management 



Seabury. The Care Management Program of Seabury Resources for Aging offers Village volunteers free advice and all members discounted care management and consultant services.


  • Care Management Services: Members of the Village will receive a 10% discount on the Seabury Care Management Services fee, currently $125/hour. Care managers provide guidance during crisis and assist with planning, getting to know the client through assessments and evaluations and creating a care plan that meets the client’s needs.


  • Consultations: Members will receive a 10% discount on consultation services, which currently cost $400 per person and $550 for two people in the same home. This is a one-time 2-hour meeting with a Care Manager to discuss a specific goal or situation. A written summary of resources discussed with contact names is provided following the meeting


  • Free assistance line to Helping Hands:Helping Hands volunteers have access to Seabury’s free assistance line (202-364-0020).


Iona Senior Services. Iona Senior Services offers to Village leadership Iona’s Information and Referral Helpline Specialists, (202) 895-9448.


Assessment & Care Management: Iona’s experienced care managers, who are registered nurses and licensed social workers, can provide in-home assessments of members’ functional status and needs, and use their expertise to create a service plan that identifies appropriate resources for in-home support such as home health care.  These plans can be created in coordination with the Village leadership, and clarify how the Village and Iona services can complement each other to help the member remain safely at home.

  • An initial assessment and creating of a service plan will take 2-3 hours.
  • The Village can contract with Iona on a case-by-case for the provision of this service.

Training and Seminars

  • Iona staff can provide consultation or training sessions for Village leadership and volunteers.
  • Iona has made its volunteer training manual available to Village leadership.This manual can be adapted for Village volunteers as long as Iona is credited.
  • Iona staff can provide workshops on successful aging and caregiving to Village members and volunteers. Topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Aging 101
  • Options for Independence
  • Meaning and Social Connection in Later Life
  • As our Family Members Grow Older: How to Handle Changing Roles and Relationships
  • Helping a Family Member Who Doesn’t Want Your Help
  • Supporting a Family Member with Memory Loss
  • Ask the Expert Panel Discussion

Pricing and Discounts



Discount for THE VILLAGE

Information and Referral

No Charge


Village Social Worker

No Charge


Assessment & Care Management


Price reduced from $150 to $125 per hour

Training and Seminars

$300 for 90-minute session

1 training or seminar per year at no charge




Consultation and Care Management

  • Advice and assistance on challenges related to aging and providing family support to older relatives, including referrals to appropriate services and facilities (whether local or long-distance) and supportive counseling and coaching.
  • Topics which can be addressed include:
  • Whether to move or remain at home.
  • Legal and financial concerns such as powers of attorney and how to pay for services.
  • How to find the right medical help, including assessments for memory loss.
  • How to manage health issues.
  • Which senior living communities might be the best fit.
  • How to find home care.
  • Referrals to transportation, support groups, social activities.
  • Handling the emotional and relationship challenges of aging and caregiving.
  • Consultations can be provided at Iona’s Isabella Breckinridge Center at 4125 Albemarle Street, NW, or in THE VILLAGE members’ homes, at the discretion of the member.
  • Consultations are provided by nurse and social work care managers on Iona’s staff and are typically one to one-and-a-half hours long.Care management consists of:
  • Comprehensive in-home assessment
  • Creation of a plan of care
  • Ongoing service navigation
  • Ongoing monitoring

Iona will provide a discount for consultations and for ongoing care management for members and their families who wish to contract directly with Iona for this service. 

Wellness & Arts Center

  • Iona’s award-winning adult day program, the Weinberg Wellness & Arts Center, provides holistic, individualized care and robust programming for older adults with memory loss and/or physical challenges in a safe and social community while providing respite for family members. 

Take Charge/Age Well AcademySM

  • The Academy provides workshop series designed for healthy/active Baby Boomers (retirees or those planning their retirement). Participants learn how to navigate the opportunities and challenges of aging through presentations from Iona’s aging-in-place specialists. The specialists offer expert advice, wellness coaching, guidance on critical decision-making, and information on planning for the future.

    Pricing and Discounts



    Discount for Mt. Pleasant Village Members



    $125 per hour for initial consultation (60-90 minutes)

    Iona Care Management


    $125 per hour for the first 5 hours. Vulnerable, at-risk members with no involved caregiver may qualify for DCOA subsidized case management at no charge through the lead agency serving Mt. Pleasant.

    Wellness & Arts Center

    $110 per day

    $ 104.50 per day (5% discount). Participants may qualify for subsidies through the DCOA and other sources.

    Take Charge/Age Well Academy

    $145 for 8-week session

    $120 for 8-week session

    Scholarships available for low-income members



  • Our Village Social Worker, Lisa Rindner, msw, lgsw, is available to Village leaders who wish to consult about challenging eldercare situations. She can be reached at (202) 895-9440 or by email at

Partnerships, supporters  and Opportunities


The Village welcomes Partners and Supporters in Mount Pleasant and Beyond
Past Tense Offers Villagers Discounts for Seniors Yoga and Other Classes
Experienced yoga instructors conduct twice-a-week seniors' yoga classes at Past Tense yoga studio, Park Rd and Mt Pleasant St.  All Mount Pleasant Village members over 50 are eligible for discounted prices for the classes, which will be held from 9 - 10 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Village members will be charged $10 per drop-in class, rather than the normal $16, They also offer a 10-class pass for $90, which is good for 6 months, and unused classes can be rolled over into the next pass. Participants can register online here. Villagers may also buy a general pass to the Past Tense studio that is good for the Senior Yoga classes AND regular Yoga, Pilates and Foam Rolling classes, for 10% off. Use the promo code Village10 at checkout. Questions? Contact Kelly DiNardo at