Join Villagers in a Customized Tour of Mount Vernon
Villagers to Get a Customized Tour of Mount Vernon Site
Join other Mount Pleasant Villagers for a day touring George Washington’s Mount Vernon home and property on Thursday, May 5, 2016. We will receive a private archaeological tour and talk, a private horticultural tour and talk, and a tour of Washington’s mansion and distillery. Contact Brendakrieger1@gmail.com to reserve a place. Time, meeting place, and logistics will be provided later.
Volunteers Needed for Senior Wellness Research Study
The Mayor’s Office of Age-Friendly DC Is requesting volunteers aged 60 and over to participate in a Senior Wellness Research Study currently underway at The George Washington University. The researchers have put out an urgent call for up to 15 seniors willing to be interviewed soon. To participate, contact Jacqueline Groccia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Sought for Senior Wellness Research Study
The Mayor’s Office of Age-Friendly DC Is requesting volunteers aged 60 and over to participate in a Senior Wellness Research Study currently underway at The George Washington University. Contact Jacqueline Groccia at email@example.com right away.
Village Leaders Report to Members on Year 1 Successes
Mount Pleasant Village held its first annual meeting to report to members its accomplishments in its first year of operation. Board elections were held and DC government speakers addressed the group.
DC Office on Aging Director Laura Newland Speaks at Annual Meeting
The DC government's Safe-at-Home program, and support for the Village movement, are just two ways the DC Office on Aging is working to implement the mayor's Age-Friendly DC initiative, Laura Newland, DCOA Acting Executive Director, told the Mount Pleasant Village Annual Meeting March 20.
Villagers Discuss Seniors Programs with DCOA Leaders
President Katie Tyler and other members of the Mount Pleasant Village Board met March 7 with Laura Newland, Acting Executive Director of the DC Office on Aging and her staff.
Village Calls for Funding for DC Villages and Dedicated DC Office on Aging Staff
In testimony February 12 to the DC Council Committee on Housing and Community Development, Village Communications Chair Darlene Meskell voiced Mount Pleasant Village’s support for providing the DC Office on Aging the funds and staff required to support the work of the City’s 11 Villages. Specifically, we are supporting a proposal by Aging-in-Place Villages to increase the DCOA’s budget by $300,000 to strengthen volunteer operations, subsidize membership fees, and provide coordinated care management where needed across all of the Villages. Meskell and representatives of several other Villages called for added funding for DCOA to hire a full-time Village coordinator. “We will work closely with DCOA’s Village liaisons to identify the needs of DC’s seniors and to advocate for programs that address them,” she said. “We welcome the opportunity for input into DCOA initiatives.”
Village President's 2015 Year-end Message
Village President Katie Tyler sent members a year-end message reporting that Village membership rose to 140 in 2015. In its first 9 months in existence, the Village Board focused on creating social activities, bringing people together and providing a vehicle to meet and get to know each other. She called for volunteers to serve on committees and help provide services.