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Foggy Bottom West End Village

Dealing with COVID-19


The Foggy Bottom West End Village has taken a number of steps to help mitigate the effect of the novel coronavirus on our members. This has including providing grocery shopping services and delivery, converting to zoom programming, checking in on members by phone and most prominently providing lunches to a number of seniors across the community.

 

As many of you know, we partnered with World Central Kitchen on the lunch delivery initiative and they were providing lunches for our members and other seniors in the Foggy Bottom West End area. The Foggy Bottom Association and our Village teamed up to make this project work for our community.  Our volunteers delivered thousands of lunches since March to seniors, thereby enabling those most vulnerable to COVID-19 to reduce the amount of time they would need to spend in crowded grocery stores.  In some cases, the lunches also helped stretch tight budgets and/or made it easier for those who had difficulty preparing meals for themselves.

 

Unfortunately, World Central Kitchen has ended our lunch program as of the beginning of July. We are incredibly grateful to them for their generosity over the past four months. We are also grateful to the Foggy Bottom Association for their tireless support.

 

The village continues with our innovative online programing including a new series of Art Thursday talks on wide ranging topics in the art world. The first talk, an exploration of Henry George and Gwendolyn Brooks through their featured pieces in the National Portrait Gallery, is up on our YouTube now. Future events will include an artist talk with prominent local artist Helen Zughaib and a book talk with Fanchon Silberstein on her book ‘Art inSight: Understanding Art and Why It Matters.’ All of our events will be uploaded to our YouTube the morning after the event.

 

While we have started offering some services again, rides to essential medical appointments, the village itself stays mostly shut down. We encourage our members to stay safe, stay socially distanced, and to reach out if there is anything we can help with. We look forward to the day when we can all meet up in person again.

 







Check Out Our New YouTube channel!


Welcome to our amazing new social media presence! We will be recording and uploading events from here on out, so stay tuned to our page! 

Here is the link to our FBWE channel and here is the link to the first Art Thursday recording.




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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 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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The Village has open office hours: 
Mondays through Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 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 ::