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  • CHV members enjoyed the holiday month—at the annual holiday party and as recipients of cookies, which, for some, were accompanied by carolers from the St. Peter School. See photos on pages 1, 4, 11 and 12.
  • CHV membership numbers are up; we hosted over 1,200 events in the last fiscal year; financially, we’re doing fine. All that and a rundown of program highlights in the annual report from Executive Director Judy Berman. See pages 1, 2, and 3.
  • The CHV Advocacy team never rests. They heard from the “Hidden Voices,” people who suffer from the shortage of direct care workers. In DC Council hearings, they will be supporting the proposed Direct Care Worker Amendment Act, which would bolster wages and streamline hiring. See page 5.
  • Norm Metzger ponders the positives of getting older, including enjoying some of those things that people try to convince you aren’t good for you: bring on the cake and steak and other delectables! See page 6.
  • Thanks to a George Washington University intern, the Sidewalk Safety Team has new data that clearly illustrates the city is doing much better on pothole repair than on fixing sidewalks. See page 7.