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Village Member Satisfaction Survey

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Every two years, all members are asked to provide feedback on the Village services and programs. This important information is analyzed and used to modify our offerings to meet member needs Also, the results are helpful in the creation of the FBWE Village long-term strategic planning document.
 
This survey will require about 25 minutes of your time. Please note that individual responses are confidential as you are not asked for your name or any identifying information.  
 
To respond to the online survey, click here. If you would like to fill out a hard copy and mail back to the Village office, simply print out and complete this PDF document.

2018 Village Salons on Sale!

 

Harriet Tubman-Cicely Tyson
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.

Buy tickets to this and other salons.

 

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Update on DCOA Grant on Social Isolation


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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.



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We have more than 230 events a year, from exercise classes and educational programs to happy hours.  Click here to see your friends enjoying Village events.  

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Meet Some New Members

Betty Gray

Betty was born in Egypt of British parents, and attended English Catholic schools until she became a secretary at the British Embassy at age 17. In the early 1920s she was a code breaker at London’s Government Committee Headquarters. Three years later she moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to join a sister and brother, where she worked as a secretary until she met her future husband, Dr. Robert F. Gray, an American physician and anthropologist. They were married for 56 years, until his death.

During her marriage, Betty and her husband spent many years in Africa, and while living with the Sonjo tribe of Tanzania, she wrote a book about the tribe.

“It was fantastic to be with the people and learn about their lives – their beliefs and way of justice,” Betty said. “Once in America I continued with my long passion for reading and writing.”

Five years ago Betty moved to Washington permanently after living in Chestertown, Md. “I find it an absolutely beautiful, friendly and exhilarating city,” she said.

Currently Betty is a lector at St. Steven Martyr church. She also volunteers with The Grate Patrol Homeless Outreach, making sandwiches on Fridays at St. Paul’s Church.

Betty joined the Village to partake of our volunteer services, and she liked all of the Villagers that she had met.

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

(202) 333-1327.

We're here to help. Drop by or make an appointment.

 



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2430 K Street, NW : Washington, DC 20037 : 202-333-1327 ::