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Marriage involves a division of responsibilities. If you wanted to do everything yourself, you probably would stay single (or maybe hire a personal assistant). For 50 years one of my favorite sayings was “Let George do it” (yes, my late husband’s name was George).
What’s on your reading list for the new year? If you’re interested in exploring current issues related to race and equity in American culture please join NNV’s Racial Equity Book Group for our bi-monthly discussions.
Living through 2021 was a lot like riding a roller coaster. The rush to get the Covid-19 vaccine in the winter paved the way for in-person gatherings - without masks! - in the spring and summer. But new variants, a push for boosters, and the question to mask or not to mask took us through a series of ups and downs throughout the year.
The highly transmissible Omicron variant has been detected in the District. Over the past month, the daily case rate in DC has quadrupled and expected to rise further. Breakthrough infections - an infection of a fully vaccinated person - are expected. However, the Covid-19 vaccines that are authorized for use have proven to be safe and have remained highly effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death among vaccinated persons – even with the emergence and spread of the Delta and Omicron variants.
“All her efforts are focused on keeping the village connections vibrant and meaningful,” said one Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV) member in nominating this year’s NNV Volunteer of the Year. And that is no understatement. Merilee Janssen saw that her mother “did not have the type of support the Village could have given her while she was able to take advantage of it.” After her mother died, Merilee decided to help others avoid that isolation.
The 2021 LeadingAge DC Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes a program or service from an organization which goes above and beyond normal operations and enhances the field of aging services.
The World Health Organization has classified a new variant of concern called Omicron. Scientists are still learning about this variant, but it is believed to spread more easily than other variants, including Delta.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities. We are excited to be a part of the DC region’s official #GivingTuesday campaign, hosted by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
This time every year we are bombarded by TV ads promoting various Medicare plans. Here is what's important to know
This past week, an NNV member reached out for help with getting a Moderna booster shot. With the help of fellow NNV members and volunteers, we compiled information that we found to be too useful to keep to ourselves! Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions.
Flu season is here. Life is a bit more back to normal this year when compared to 2020. People are congregating, traveling more, and schools are open. As more people gather, the potential for spreading influenza increases.
Whenever we ask about activities members plan to join in the next few months, walks frequently come up. However, people walk at different paces, for different distances.
Temperatures have started dropping, so it’s time to organize your snow removal plan. Accuweather is predicting 7”-11” of snow this winter, which is more than the last couple of years, but still not up to our long-term average of 13.7”.D.C. has a Winter Sidewalk Safety Act (WSSA), which requires District residents to remove snow and ice from the paved sidewalks, ramps and curb cuts abutting their property within the first eight hours of daylight after the end of a winter storm.
The upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is October 15th through December 7th.This is the one time each year when most people with Medicare can compare and switch enrollment in Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug coverage.
Over the past fifteen years, thirteen separate Villages have been created in Washington DC neighborhoods. This is impressive for a city with a population of less than 700,000 people! Each DC Village is slightly different in its history, budget, staffing, and services, ranging from one of the oldest, largest Villages in the nation on Capitol Hill, to a small all-volunteer Village in the early stages of development just East of Rock Creek Park.
Last week the CDC approved booster shots for those individuals who received their second dose of the Pfizer at least six months ago, and fall into one of the following categories:
As a dedicated volunteer and supporting member of NNV, I have become involved in an issue vital to all of us, now and certainly into our future. DC currently has a critical shortage of trained healthcare workers--the very people who will be attending to our needs in our own homes, in longterm care settings, and in rehab facilities. Unless we do something to get potential workers into the educational pipeline now, our community will face very difficult and potentially life-threatening situations.