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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Click here to read the January Capitol Hill Village News and Calendar.

New Year Offers New Start to GYPIO

As the new year rolls around, you might be wondering “what should I do for my New Year’s resolution?” Well, Capitol Hill Village has a great suggestion—GYPIO.

Get Your Papers in Order is a CHV initiative to help members prepare and gather important information, documents, and tools that could be helpful for loved ones/first responders if the member needs assistance.

You can learn more by attending the 2019 kick-off presentation from 3:00–4:30 p.m. at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 Seventh St. NE on Jan. 31. See page 1 of the January CHV News for more. This event is open to all.

New Grants Support CHV’s Good Work

Capitol Hill Village was told recently that it will receive two new grants for educational and wellness programs. Both grants will enable CHV staff to promote programs and services by paying for staff time, outreach, activities, and educational programs. The first grant is $2,000 from Maximus Foundation and the second is from Impact 1890, A National Lutheran Program, for $7,500.

Capitol Hill Village is also receiving $23,500 from the DC Office on Aging to support its volunteer services. Thanks are also in order to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, which underwrote part of the costs for Capitol Hill Village’s new website as well as the educational and wellness programs over the course of the spring and summer. And this Fall, CHV is receiving a $2,500 grant to underwrite its volunteer outreach, recruitment, training, and related programs, particularly around the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments response.

Every Ride Counts and CHV is On the Forefront

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) recently launched a national campaign on why transportation matters for older adults and persons with disabilities…and the campaign video features CHV members Gary Grasmick and James Kennedy who have testified before the DC Council and been active in CHV transportation trainings and events.

CHV attended the December 7th, 2018 National Press Club campaign press conference where NADTC and its sister organization, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), screened the video and released a national survey on transportation that informs the campaign.

Check out the survey and video at the campaign website by clicking here.

CHV Gains Insight into Membership and Their Transportation Needs

Last Spring, 150 CHV members responded to a survey seeking to learn more about who CHV members are, the extent to which they are able to get around in the community, and levels of participation in and satisfaction with the Capitol Hill Village.

The survey was funded with support from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, District Department of Transportation Vision Zero program, Deerbrook Charitable Trust, and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The findings represent the experiences of survey respondents and may not represent the experiences of all CHV members.

See the December CHV News for a summary of what we learned from the survey. The complete survey results are available here:

CLICK HERE to download the main body of the CHV Transportation Survey.

CLICK HERE to download Appendices A through E of the CHV
Transportation Survey.

CLICK HERE to download Appendix F of the CHV Transportation Survey.

DC’s Long Term Care Roadmap to 2028

CHV member Mary Procter and volunteer Elizabeth Cabot Nash presented the findings of their month’s long research and analysis of Long Term Care Options at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Leading Age DC on October 5th. The research brings together statistics about changing demographics in DC, an outline of future long term care needs and current resources (lack thereof) to match them and proposed a set of next steps questions. Procter and Nash are planning a series of presentations and a white paper to begin a multi-sector conversation about the issue.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the presentation.

Message for Gmail users: See the October 2018 CHV News for step-by-step instructions for how to change your settings. It has come to our attention that Gmail users may not be receiving all of our emails about CHV events and announcements. If you have Gmail and would like to read these messages, please be sure to check your spam folder. It will also help for you to add info@capitolhillvillage.org as a contact. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.

The transition to a new IT system continues: CHV staff is in the process of learning and launching a new computer system. Please bear with us as we navigate this transition. Call the office at 202-543-1778 or email us at info@capitolhillvillage.org.

Thank you to our Gala sponsors! Click this link to see them.

The Capitol Hill Village CFC number is 55474

Contributing to Capitol Hill Village just makes common sense; it's an investment for a more livable community and a personal investment in our own future well-being

CHV is proud to have been selected for the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy

The Capitol Hill Village United Way number is 8066

CHV is proud to have been selected for a Grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation

Valuable Benefit for CHV Members!
CHV members receive a discount on Sport and Health Capitol Hill Membership fee. Sport and Health Gym is
the former Results the Gym, located at
3rd and I Streets SE, near Garfield Park.
(Click here for more info)
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