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 […]

Aging in Place: It Takes a Senior Village

Some 100 Southwest residents turned out at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on a cold, windy February night to celebrate the official launch of Waterfront Village—a neighborhood effort to enable southwest residents to “age in place,” i.e., remain in their own homes as they age into their 70s, 80s, and even beyond. Neither a government-sponsored social […]

Waterfront Village Launch Includes Celebration of 15 Years of the Senior Village Movement

Photo caption: Dr. Atul Gawande After several years of planning and nearly six months of pre-launch membership sales and fundraising, the Southwest Waterfront and Navy Yard communities are ready to welcome their first senior village. If the term is unfamiliar to you, a senior village is not a brick-and-mortar retirement community, but a neighborhood-based membership organization […]