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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Click here to read the December Capitol Hill Village News and Calendar.

New Grants Support CHV’s Good Work

Capitol Hill Village was told recently that it will receive two new grants for educational and wellness programs. Both grants will enable CHV staff to promote programs and services by paying for staff time, outreach, activities, and educational programs. The first grant is $2,000 from Maximus Foundation and the second is from Impact 1890, A National Lutheran Program, for $7,500.

Capitol Hill Village is also receiving $23,500 from the DC Office on Aging to support its volunteer services. Thanks are also in order to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, which underwrote part of the costs for Capitol Hill Village’s new website as well as the educational and wellness programs over the course of the spring and summer. And this Fall, CHV is receiving a $2,500 grant to underwrite its volunteer outreach, recruitment, training, and related programs, particularly around the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments response.

Every Ride Counts and CHV is On the Forefront

National Area Agencies on Aging asked Capitol Hill Village to be a part of their Every Ride Counts Campaign and interviewed CHV members James Kennedy and Gary Grasmick, as well as CHV partners in a video for the Campaign.

The video was shown on December 7th, 2018 at the National Press Club when at the release of a national poll on transportation challenges for older adults and persons with disabilities. It was a good session…and a reminder of how CHV is very much on-the-ground, interacting daily with seniors in their transportation opportunities and challenges. Kudos to CHV’s Transportation Outreach Manager, Heather Foote for putting us on the map with this important issue.

Click here to view the short video Every Ride Counts.

Click here to learn more about the Every Ride Counts Campaign.

CHV Gains Insight into Membership and Their Transportation Needs

Last Spring, 150 CHV members responded to a survey seeking to learn more about who CHV members are, the extent to which they are able to get around in the community, and levels of participation in and satisfaction with the Capitol Hill Village.

The survey was funded with support from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, District Department of Transportation Vision Zero program, Deerbrook Charitable Trust, and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The findings represent the experiences of survey respondents and may not represent the experiences of all CHV members.

See the December CHV News for a summary of what we learned from the survey. The complete survey results are available here:

CLICK HERE to download the main body of the CHV Transportation Survey.

CLICK HERE to download Appendices A through E of the CHV
Transportation Survey.

CLICK HERE to download Appendix F of the CHV Transportation Survey.

DC’s Long Term Care Roadmap to 2028

CHV member Mary Procter and volunteer Elizabeth Cabot Nash presented the findings of their month’s long research and analysis of Long Term Care Options at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Leading Age DC on October 5th. The research brings together statistics about changing demographics in DC, an outline of future long term care needs and current resources (lack thereof) to match them and proposed a set of next steps questions. Procter and Nash are planning a series of presentations and a white paper to begin a multi-sector conversation about the issue.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the presentation.

Message for Gmail users: See the October 2018 CHV News for step-by-step instructions for how to change your settings. It has come to our attention that Gmail users may not be receiving all of our emails about CHV events and announcements. If you have Gmail and would like to read these messages, please be sure to check your spam folder. It will also help for you to add as a contact. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.

The transition to a new IT system continues: CHV staff is in the process of learning and launching a new computer system. Please bear with us as we navigate this transition. Call the office at 202-543-1778 or email us at

Thank you to our 2018 Gala sponsors! Click this link to see them.

The Capitol Hill Village CFC number is 55474

I have valued every moment spent engaged with Capitol Hill Village members. The members are so varied and have such incredible lives. It's a joy just to talk with them.

CHV is proud to have been selected for the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy

The Capitol Hill Village United Way number is 8066

CHV is proud to have been selected for a Grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation

Valuable Benefit for CHV Members!
CHV members receive a discount on Sport and Health Capitol Hill Membership fee. Sport and Health Gym is
the former Results the Gym, located at
3rd and I Streets SE, near Garfield Park.
(Click here for more info)
Talking Transportation
Fact Sheets

Using Abilities-Ride
Using Metro’s Senior SmarTrip Card
Using TransportDC

A Greater Capitol Hill For Long Life
One-Level Living: What to Know before Making the Move – May 4, 2018
Download a PDF containing all the presentations from the symposium.
Download a PDF containing all the handouts from the symposium.
Download a PDF containing just the slides and handouts with data from the symposium.
Download a PDF containing information about Inclusionary Zoning and affordable housing.

Creative Housing and Community Building for Your Future – April 13, 2018
Download a PDF containing all presentations and notes from the symposium.

Boys & Girls Club
Documents of Interest

Kelty Century Proposal
Morningstar Community Development

Wise Guys Resources
Nutrition, Healthy Eating, and Exercise for Men
Identifying and Managing Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness and Grief for Men

CHV News & Calendar

View the December 2018 issue.
View the November 2018 issue.
View the October 2018 issue.
View the September 2018 issue.
View the July 2018 issue.
View the June 2018 issue.
View the May 2018 issue.
View the April 2018 issue.
View the March 2018 issue.
View the February 2018 issue.
View the January 2018 issue.

View the December 2017 issue.
View the November 2017 issue.
View the October 2017 issue.
View the September 2017 issue.
View the July 2017 issue.
View the June 2017 issue.

Click here for a complete Newsletter Archive

Other CHV Documents of Interest

A Members Guide to Getting Rid of Stuff

More News

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