Half-Mile Move Improves Accessibility for Waterfront Village 

By Southwester Staff  Waterfront Village, a community of members, volunteers, and supporters working together to help older adults in Southwest DC and Navy Yard live active and independent lives, will move office operations from Maine Avenue SW to 222 M Street SW to be accessible to a greater number of older adults.  Len Bechtel, Waterfront […]

Southwest Organizations Urge Action on Climate Change

By Asia Thomas and Wilma Goldstein                                                On Monday, December 6, 2021 three Southwest organizations came together virtually to co-host an event designed to move people toward action on climate change. Members of Waterfront Village, our local aging-in-place organization, and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Aging in Style Task Force, along with a delegation of students from […]

Notes of Thanks to Our Elders

By Alexis Tuttle This year, third grade students from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) brought some holiday cheer to some of our community seniors at Waterfront Village.   ABES third grade teachers, Ms. Ballenger and Ms. Jayamaha, coordinated a fall thanks and appreciation celebration which culminated in a “3rd Grade Fall Party” held on Friday, Nov. 19.  Throughout […]

An Interview with Dr. Jianli Yang in commemoration of International Human Rights Day

By Mary Moran On December 8, Southwest Washington Waterfront Village will host an evening with Dr. Jianli Yang in honor of International Human Rights Day. Each year, International Human Rights Day is observed to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and serves as reminder of our inalienable rights and […]

Waterfront Village Marks Five Years with Virtual Award Ceremony 

By Southwester Staff Waterfront Village celebrated its fifth anniversary of helping older adults in Southwest DC and the Navy Yard with a virtual ceremony recognizing the contributions of leaders, volunteers and supporters on October 3. Waterfront Village is a nonprofit organization that supports older adults who want to age in place in the Southwest and […]

Goal: A Year’s Worth of Seminars on Senior Health and Wellness

Thanks to a new $4,000 matching grant from Friends of Southwest DC (FOS), Waterfront Village hopes to launch a 12-month seminar series focused on health and wellness topics for seniors. The 35 sessions would take place at a local church and would be open to the public. Presenters would include George Washington University Hospital, Georgetown […]