Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 03/27/2015

Senior Communities Partners with "Aging in Place Village"

Methodist Home Opens Its Doors to Northwest Neighbors Village

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 (MHDC).

“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.”

Office Space, Free of Charge

The Methodist Home of DC (MHDC), located at 4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW is providing the office space at no charge, as a donation to the operations of Northwest Neighbors Village.

“The Methodist Home has a tradition of supporting and providing meeting space for many local civic and community organizations,” comments Sandy Douglass, CEO of MHDC, “and housing Northwest Neighbors Village on our campus is another example of what we do for the well-being of seniors.”

About The Methodist Home of DC

The Methodist Home, is a private, not-for-profit, full service retirement community providing a full continuum of personal care. The Connecticut Avenue campus offers independent and assisted retirement living, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center and a long term care nursing home. Forest Side Assisted Living, on Military Road, NW, is a specialized and secure Alzheimer’s and dementia care assisted living community.

About Northwest Neighbors Village

Northwest Neighbors Village opened its doors in donated space at the Lisner-Louis-Dickson-Hurt Home, in March 2009 with 22 members and 30 volunteers. In 2010 volunteers donated over 1050 hours of time helping local neighbors. Today, NNV has over 200 members and 110 volunteers who donated 2500 hours of time in 2012. NNV volunteers help seniors with transportation, friendly visits, and assistance with technology, light yard work, de-cluttering, and grocery shopping. Members enjoy exercise programs, social events, seminars, trips together and access to member recommended vendors.

The Methodist Home of DC
Jennifer Brown
Director of Admissions & Marketing
(202) 966-7623

Northwest Neighbors Village
Marianna Blagburn
Executive Director
(202) 713-0956

By: Steve Gurney

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