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Foggy Bottom West End Village Opens for Business
At an October 1st reception at St. Paul’s Parish on K St. for more than 115 Village members, volunteers and invited guests, FBWEV celebrated its Grand Opening with overwhelming enthusiasm. Speakers Mayor Vincent Gray, President Susan Haight, Director Bob McDonald and Bishop James Jelinek welcomed the crowd and congratulated them on “a job well done.”
Mayor Vincent Gray offered congratulations to the newest addition to the neighborhood and stressed how important it is to provide services that allow all citizens to live in their homes as long as possible. By initiating services and offering an array of social events, the Village will fulfill its promise to enable members to live independently at home for the long term. FBWEV becomes the tenth Village to open in the District.
The Grand Opening is the result of two years of planning for the neighborhood non-profit volunteer/membership organization that provides services and social activities to help residents live independently for the long term.
In recent weeks the Village hired a full-time Director of Volunteers and Village Services and put our first group of volunteers through training. Starting today, FBWE Village volunteers will help members’ problem solve, get to doctor’s appointments, grocery shop, and be of general assistance on a daily basis. Learn more about the full range of services, membership, and volunteer information.
The Foggy Bottom West End Village opened with over 100 members and over 50 volunteers.
While many District neighborhoods struggle in planning for their aging baby boomers, the Foggy Bottom West End Village has taken the initiative to set in motion programs and services that will ease the transition to senior status and offer members and volunteers a positive way to participate and serve the community for the long term.