New Membership Category
Our Village has introduced a new temporary membership category due to COVID-19. Instead of requiring a full year’s membership FBWE Village will begin in November to offer a three-month membership to support older adults in our area who may need extra assistance over the winter months. Individuals beginning this service in November or December can extended the temporary membership to four months.
This will enable the temporary members to obtain all the services we offer our standard members including rides to medical appointments (not COVID-related), grocery shopping, running errands (pick-ups at pharmacies, running to the post office, etc.), tech assistance by phone, and regular telephone check-ins. Of course they would also have access to all our online programs, our case manager, and information and referrals.
Any additional services we begin to add in over this time period would also be available to the temporary members. As with our other membership categories, payment for the three months in advance will be required, pro-rated from the regular membership dues.
We hope this will enable older adults who may not want a full year’s commitment to know they will be supported over the winter months, reducing the amount of time spent outdoors in bad weather, providing extra emotional support and regular contact with someone, and access to many activities online when outdoor activity may be limited.
If you know of anyone you think may be interested in this, please talk with them and ask them to call me at (202) 333-1327 to sign up or to discuss it further.
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Meet Some New Members
Louis D. (Beau) Kaplan
Beau Kaplan moved to Foggy Bottom from Kalorama 15 years ago. He was born in the District and has always lived here except for the two years he spent in Hawaii while in the Navy.
Beau has had two distinct careers. After being a dentist for 30 years, he became a high school science teacher for 20 years before retiring in 2010. He enjoys reading and listening to opera.
Beau joined the Village at the encouragement of his wife Linda, a retired art appraiser who has been a Village member for some time. They have been married for 50 years and have one son. Beau also has a son and a daughter from an earlier marriage.
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Meet Our Executive Director
Denise Snyder has 40 years of experience running small and mid-sized nonprofits in the Washington area. She brings experience with volunteers, program development, organizational management, and fundraising. She has been involved with villages for several years and is energized by the sense of community they create. Denise joined our village in April 2019.
...and Our Assistant Director
Welcome Jonas Frumkin, our Assistant Director, who is a 2020 graduate of George Washington University. Jonas was a part of the Human Services and Social Justice at GW where he focused on older adults. He worked with us as an intern before starting as Assistant Director. He previously interned at IONA Senior Services.
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