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Update on Our 2019 DACL Grant

As you will recall FBWEV received a $23,500 grant from the Department of Aging and Community Living (formerly the District of Columbia Office on Aging) for fiscal year 2019. We have developed a plan to further examine the lack of social engagement (social isolation) and loneliness, the subject of the last two DCAL grants. 

 

Previously we researched and answered questions such as what is the impact of the lack of social engagement in an older population, what are some of the factors that cause the lack of engagement, what are some of the signs, and what can Villages do to mitigate the effects of the lack of social engagement? With this information in hand, we have conducted town hall meetings and videotaped several informational sessions for general use. With the 2019 grant we will be focusing on our village and will request your help in the very near future. We will be conducting a series of interviews asking the question of what does the Village mean to you? Has your life changed since joining? What services have helped you? What aspects of the Village do you enjoy the most?  

 

Then, we’d like to see you participating in our program or using our service so we can produce a really compelling story with visuals of you and your friends/neighbors in action actually involved with FBWEV.

 

All this will help market and promote the Village, another focus of this grant. Our request is that you give this some thought and be ready to answer the call. We expect taping to begin in mid-June and hope you will be part of our production team.


 

 

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Meet Some New Members

Larry PresslerLarry Pressler

Larry Pressler joined the Village, along with his wife Harriet, in June. Larry is a native of South Dakota, a state he represented for two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and for three terms in the Senate between 1975 and 1997.

Larry and Harriet have one child, Laura, who lives in Massachusetts with their four grandchildren. They frequently visit the grandchildren in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Harriet Pressler has been a longtime Washington, D.C., Realtor and remains very active on the real estate scene.

Among many other distinctions, Larry was the first Vietnam veteran to be elected to the U.S. Senate. He graduated from the University of South Dakota. Then, he interrupted his Rhodes Scholarship in Oxford to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served two combat tours in Vietnam.
Larry went on to earn degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of four books, most recently last year’s “Neighbors in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent.” During his three terms in the U.S. Senate, he was the author of much legislation including the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the famous “Pressler Amendment” regarding nuclear nonproliferation.

Larry is currently a Board Member for Rising Star Outreach, which operates leprosy-related clinics across India. In his spare time, Larry enjoys going to music concerts with Harriet. They joined the Village to make new friends.

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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 Sr. Program Specialist

Welcome Peter Sacco, our senior program specialist, who is a 2015 graduate of George Washington University.  He served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Foggy Bottom before becoming the executive director of ANCs 2A, 2B, and 2E.  He previously served on our Village board.

 

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Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The office is located at:

2430 K Street NW

(202) 333-1327.

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2430 K Street, NW : Washington, DC 20037 : 202-333-1327 ::