Capitol Hill Village (CHV) is seeking a community-minded and service-oriented leader to be its next Executive Director. Reporting to and working in close collaboration with a highly-engaged Board, talented staff, and more than 300 dedicated volunteers, the Executive Director will be responsible for the organizationís overall management, strategic planning, growth, long-term sustainability, partnership building, and external relations. He or she must demonstrate a genuine commitment to and passion for CHV's mission of helping Capitol Hill residents live fully and comfortably in their own homes and community throughout their lives.
Do you fall asleep at night dreaming of a community laboratory to design and build high impact, creative social services and programs for the aging population? Do you have ideas about how to leverage community assets as a method itself for enhancing social engagement, mental acuity, and physical fitness among older citizens? Do you think of volunteerism as a central program pillar to improve services, programs and outcomes? If so, we want to meet you . . .
By Hazel Kreinheder
The free monthly Balance Class provided for the benefit of CHV members by physical therapists from Physiotherapy, Inc., stresses the most effective basic ways of dealing with problems relating to balance, an issue that affects so many older adults. Participants are trained in basic exercises and procedures to help avoid and mitigate imbalance situations.
But beyond that, the instructors provide expert guidance on how to handle other pertinent problems as well. Often they address specific concerns of those in attendance. For example, I was introduced to exercises to loosen a tight rotator cuff. Sessions also have addressed ways to increase upper and lower body strength, deal with knee and ankle problems, improve posture, etc. Attendees will learn to be ready to deal with other eventualities that could affect them sometime soon.
My husband Bob and I have been able to attend sessions on and off since the class began and have benefitted significantly from what we have learned. The value was particularly brought home to me recently when in mid-March, I fell and broke my ankle. Using my Balance Class training, I knew how to get up safely from the floor. After my healing had progressed sufficiently to graduate from wearing a boot, my orthopedist recommended physical therapy. Fortunately, the physical therapist to whom I was assigned already knew my strengths and weaknesses from the Balance Class. In addition, some of the exercises I needed to do were ones I had learned there, which helped to hasten my recovery.
The Capitol Hill Village CFC number is 55474
CHV is proud to have been selected for the 2011-2012 Catalog for Philanthropy
The Capitol Hill Village United Way number is 8066
CHV Partners with RESULTS the GYM.
Starting October 1, CHV members (subject to validation)
will receive a 25 percent discount on
Results membership fees.
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