Upcoming Social Engagement Awareness and Activity Fair
You are invited to a special learning series on social engagement among the aging this Wednesday, July 11th at 11:30 am at the West End Neighborhood Library.
This event is produced in partnership with the DC Office on Aging, the DC Public Library, and the Foggy Bottom West End Village, and attendees will have the chance to participate in a special video project that will help support social engagement.
Day: Wed, July 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Location: West End Neighborhood Library, 2301 L Streeet NW, Washington, DC 20037
For more information and to register, click here.
2018 Village Salons on Sale!
Heroines are compelling, whether they are haloed or beheaded. They intrigue us, these women --- iconic, though not always angelic. We’ll examine women’s power through the profiles of women of power from many cultures. A wise person wrote, “We must add our light to the sum of lights.” See how we can do that, here and now, our way lit by heroines.
Marcy Heidish Dolan, a Village member, is the author of “Defiant Daughters” and three other books of nonfiction, plus numerous other books including “A Woman Called Moses: a novel about Harriet Tubman” that was made in a television movie starring Cicely Tyson.
She has held university professorships at Georgetown, The George Washington University, Fordham, and Howard University.
Salon will be Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the Columbia Residences, 2425 L Street NW. Buyers will receive a gift certificate via email with the complete address and host contact information.
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Update on DCOA Grant on Social Isolation
As you all know, FBWE Village was selected for funding under the DCOA Fiscal Year 2018 Senior Village competitive grant process. Our grant has been funded in the amount of $71,071.08. The key project goals include:
•Recognize and build awareness around the topic of social isolation and engagement
• Create improved pathways to technology tools for seniors
• Provide access to knowledge and educational resources to other Villages locally, regionally, and nationally
The FBWE Village staff, members, and volunteers are working closely with retained grant consultants, Double R Productions, and Young Marketing Consulting, as well as Selfhelp, the producer of a Virtual Senior Center based in Flushing, New York.
The grant is divided into two programming components each with clear performance standards and separate budgets. Read more.
Have Fun With the Village
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Meet Some New Members
Beverly Nyberg moved to Foggy Bottom in 1999 and earned her doctorate from The George Washington University, where she was an adjunct professor. She has over 40 years’ experience working in international development, particularly with vulnerable children and their caregivers, including 10 years in DR Congo.
Most recently Beverly served as Senior Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at The State Department and Peace Corps. Currently, she is an independent consultant.
Beverly enjoys working on her home, being outdoors, movies, theater, eating out and reading. She joined the Village to benefit from the group exercise classes (motivation!), enjoy other programs and have avenues to socialize and get to know her neighbors better. She also is involved in Georgetown Christ Church.
Meet more new members.
Meet Our Executive Director
We are pleased to announce that Leigh Sempeles joined the Village as our Executive Director in April of 2017. Leigh has more than 20 years of corporate experience in the legal online information industry and previously served as Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton, Ohio.
...and Our Sr. Program Specialist
Welcome Peter Sacco, our senior program specialist, who is a 2015 graduate of George Washington University. He served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Foggy Bottom before becoming the executive director of ANCs 2A, 2B, and 2E. He previously served on our Village board.
Village Office Hours
The Village has open office hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
The office is located at:
2430 K Street NW
We're here to help. Drop by or make an appointment.
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