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Great Article by Jane Brody!
Grassroots "Village" to help residents of Mount Vernon age in place
Mount Vernon At Home is a dynamic nonprofit organization that helps area residents continue to live independently and confidently in their homes and in the community that they love. A pioneer in a fast-growning national "village" movement. Mount Vernon At home launched operations in 2009 and now serves 150 active and engaged members.
Mount Vernon At Home provides our members with enjoyable social programs, outings and discussion groups. Through a network of volunteers, we provide the essential transportation, personalized support and reliable referrals to area businesses and service providers.
Mission: "To build a village of caring friends and volunteers offering solutions to support the lifetime independence of our members allowing them to age in place"
Village to Village Network
Great Article by Jane Brody!
Senior Living Disruption Coming as Boomers Embrace Tech, Rely Less on Providers - Senior Housing News
Senior living is facing disruption on multiple fronts, but one trend in particular could be a game-changer: the increasing ability of older adults to remain independent and out of congregate housing until later in life. This was a key finding of “The State of Senior Living: An Industry Grappling w...
The ‘Golden Girls’ trend could be a golden opportunity for retirees facing isolation
Shared living in walkable areas may boost the physical and mental health of people 65 and older.
In LOW, it takes a village to help seniors stay independent
Marguerite Badger faces a dilemma that many adults may experience as they get older.
Loneliness is a serious health issue
During the holidays, people suffer more, especially older adults.
Our definition of 'elderly' changes as we age
Mary Schmich: How old is elderly? Depends on who you ask.
If someone leaves behind credit card debt after death, executors are often tempted to pay it – especially when aggressive creditors start calling. And while people may think they are being proactive and responsible by taking care of various bills, some end up with an even more complicated mess.
Dear VtV Network Members and Friends,
It is my pleasure to announce Barbara Hughes Sullivan as the new Executive Director of Village to Village Network.
Barbara comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the aging field and a tremendous passion for Villages. She has been Executive Director of Mount Vernon at home, a very successful Village, since August 2010. Prior to that, she served on Mount Vernon at Home’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010. She also serves as Co-President of WAVE, Washington Area Village Exchange that serves over 60 Villages. As a Village to Village Network mentor, she has been very active in growing the Village Movement.
In 2008, she passed her certification with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators. In 2001, Barbara joined Paul Spring Retirement Community to head the marketing/business development team. She focused on senior issues and continued her education in the area of eldercare during this time. Her experience with developing new corporate clients and her cultivation of financial partnerships over the years, made her a very strong candidate for the position.
Barbara has been very active in her community and has served on the Board of Directors for the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce, being voted President and Chairman of the Board in 2006 and 2007. She is an active member with the Chamber outreach programs, Social Justice ministries for seniors at Good Shepherd Church, former Chairman of the Board for the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Development Council and current member of Inova Mt Vernon Patient Advisory Council. Barbara currently serves as the Co-Convener of Ventures in Community, a faith based and nonprofit consortium based in Fairfax County. Barbara has been involved with advocacy work at the local, state and federal levels.
Barbara has many honors and awards for her work in the aging field. She was awarded the Pro-Aging Award by the Guide to Retirement Living, Honoring Exceptional Professionals in the Field of Aging, and in 2008, the Citizen of the Year award from the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Barbara was awarded the honor of Lady Fairfax for the Mount Vernon District.
Barbara was born and raised in Ocean City, New Jersey. She attended George Washington University, where she earned a BA degree in Business. In 1985 she married Barry Sullivan, moved to the Mount Vernon District and raised three sons. She is currently in the process of returning to New Jersey to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
We are excited by the wealth of experience and enthusiasm Barbara will bring to the Village to Village Network!
The search committee consisting of Paul Ramsey, Peter Fitzgerld, Peg Simpson, Carol Paquette, and myself were honored to be part of this efficient, effective, and enlightening process. Many thanks to the search committee for their input and time committed to this search process, all while keeping good spirit and having fun. I would also like to thank the VtV Network staff and the Board for their support and collaboration during the search process.
As VtV Network moves into its next chapter, we have many exciting times ahead. I would ask for your continued support and enthusiasm as Barbara transitions into her new role. Her first day will be June 11, 2018. Please join me in officially welcoming Barbara to the VtV Network!
Fairfax 50+ -- Beacon Newspapers Celebration of the Arts (April 25, 2018)
Fairfax 50+ is a podcast series featuring discussions on issues, services and activities of interest to residents 50 and over. On this edition, host Jim Person talks with Stuart Rosenthal, publisher
Paul Krizek for Virginia
In June the Northern Virginia Transit Authority will decide where to spend over $1 billion of our tax dollars over the next six years. Richmond Highway improvements are our number one priority and we need to show our support for them!
Fairfax County will hold two public meetings to present and seek public input on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) 60 Candidate Projects for their FY 2018-2023 Six Year Program. Fairfax County's top requests are funding the U.S. 1 improvements from Costco to Fort Belvoir.
The meetings will be held:
Wed., May 9, 2018, 7 p.m., Mt. Vernon Governmental Center Community Room, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria
Thur., May 17, 2018, 7 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center, Rooms 9/10, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
If you are unable to attend these meetings there are other ways to give your feedback:
Make a public comment at the NVTA Open House and Public Hearing on Thur., May 10, 2018, NVTA offices, 3040 Williams Avenue, Suite 200, Fairfax. Open House will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Public Hearing will commence immediately following a 7 p.m. presentation. Or, fill out a comment submission form at: http://thenovaauthority.org/syp-comment
Email: [email protected]
Send a letter to NVTA: 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031
Goodbye Nursing Homes! The New Trend is CoHousing With Friends
Good luck our sister Village, AHA! in their annual giving campaign, Spring2ACTion!
Cele Garrett, AHA Executive Director, invites you to stop by the Del Ray Cafe on April 25th to celebrate Spring2ACTion and provide your financial support to ...
The Kennedy Forum
Part two of Patrick J. Kennedy's interview with Steve Defossez, MD. “It would be my bet that perhaps one of the single biggest returns on investment in healthcare that we could expect today is to improve the quality of our mental health delivery system...I think that unfortunately, the value proposition to cancer will be depression treatment. The value to diabetes could be alcohol treatment. The value to all kinds of intellectual and developmental disabilities will be prenatal care... integration, integration, integration. Mental health in each and every one of those areas of medicine can be the decisive factor in changing the health of our population.
Great news from our hospital Inova Mt Vernon Hospital!
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital CEO, Dr. Don Brideau, shares an update on recent happenings and accomplishments at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in 2017 and shares...
Greater Alexandria Patch
The tour provides a rare glimpse into the historic community designed by architect Charles Goodman.
Ventures in Community - VIC
Don't miss the HUGE USED BOOK & ART SALE at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church!
Book lovers wait all year for this huge 3-day used book and art sale that fills two buildings at the church on Windmill Lane. The 2018 sale starts Thurs Mar 22, 1 - 5 pm and continues Fri Mar 23 and Sat 24th, 10 am - 3 pm.
Gently used art, children's books, rare/old books and individually priced books will be in the church building. Books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs will be in the Old Mansion and are priced $2 for hard back books, $1 large paperbacks, and 50 cents small paperbacks. Puzzles, CDs, DVDs $1 each. Saturday is half price in the Church and $5 a bag in the Mansion. Proceeds help support church activities.
Google adds wheelchair-accessible routes to Google Maps
Google has officially introduced "wheelchair accessible" routes in Google Maps, making it easier for those with mobility needs to travel using public transit.
Surovell gives update on Richmond Highway widening, BRT funding
Securing funding for the Richmond Highway widening project remains a work in progress, State Sen. Scott Surovell said Wednesday.
Even for those who are natural purgers and declutterers, getting rid of paper records can still be a struggle. Here's a list of what to keep and what to shred so you can tackle your file boxes, desks, and kitchen counters.
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