Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV), a network of support services empowering residents of northwest DC to remain independent at home as long as it is safe to do so, has outgrown its original quarters and secured new office space in The Methodist Home of DC. “We are very pleased to relocate our operations to The Methodist Home”, reports Joan Norcutt, Co-President of NNV, “the new office space, a great location and the various wonderful amenities of their beautiful community is ideal for our staff and volunteers to continue our work of supporting and engaging seniors living at home in northwest DC."
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"Music knows no boundaries. It can transport you – taking you back to your youth or helping you recreate a special memory. It can also foster strong connections, bringing together strangers and creating friends."
Guide to Retirement Living published a beautiful tribute about Dominic Chianese and William Shave, in their recent article "A Harmonious Duo."
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Recently, the brilliant minds behind "FIT Kits" visited our residents at the Methodist Home to demonstrate the value of engaging in meaningful activity. Elia Femia and Karen Love came to us after Cheryl Shreiner, our Director of Social Services, invited them to speak at our family council. Cheryl had previously worked with Elia and Karen on a grant project through the DC Office on Aging, and was familiar with their new venture in "FIT Kits." As a follow up to this visit, Elia and Karen offered to coach a few of our family members and residents using their materials.
What they discovered at the Methodist Home is what we have known all along: our residents are special. After seeing our residents engaged in activity with the FIT Kits, Elia and Karen asked if they could include our residents in a video that would be displayed on their website. "It has truly been a win, win experience for us all," says Cheryl. "I cannot speak highly enough of Elia and Karen."
To watch the video of our residents enjoying FIT Kits, click here or view it on the FIT Kits' website: http://www.fitkits.org.
Dominic Chianese (left) lends William Shave (right) his guitar.
When Bettie Shave got the message to Dominic Chianese that her father, a resident of the Methodist Home, had passed away, Chianese re-arranged his schedule to attend and participate in the memorial service. Chianese and William Shave had built a friendship over the last year through Chianese's musical visits to the Methodist Home.
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Jennifer Brown, Director of Admissions & Marketing at the Methodist Home and Forest Side, talks to US News & World Report about best practices for choosing a nursing home for your loved one. The Methodist Home of DC is featured as one of the US' Best Nursing Homes! Click here to read the full article. Click here to watch the video.
"A push for family input to detect dementia earlier," published in the Feb. 7, 2012, edition of USA Today, focused on families coping with dementia. The article quotes Forest Side Executive Director Alexis McKenzie extensively. Click here to read the full article.
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Washington, DC — With vulnerable seniors’ continued access to quality rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living care in direct jeopardy as emergency federal Medicaid relief remains stalled on Capitol Hill, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) launched a nationwide Driving for Quality Care petition initiative to urge President Obama, the U.S. Congress and America’s Governors to focus attention on the chronic underfunding of America’s long term and rehabilitative care services. The kickoff event was held at The Methodist Home of the District of Columbia in our nation’s capital.
Driving for Quality Care is a nationwide petition tour and grassroots initiative to urge the President, Congress and America’s Governors to take steps to preserve and protect America’s long term and rehabilitative care services.