- Feb 26, 2021
National Consumer Protection Week
National Consumer Protection Week starts on February 28th and is an initiative by the Federal Trade Commission “to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.” Unfortunately, older adults are a common target of financial fraud, scams, and abuse. There are many different types of scams, ranging from email/phishing scams to pyramid schemes. Here are a few general tips to help protect yourself. Do not reveal personal information to
- Feb 25, 2021
Living Through History and Preserving It for Others
Update 2/3/2022: Buddy has continued his advocacy work throughout his life and was recently recognized by HelpAge USA. Join us in congratulating Buddy! Seabury at Friendship Terrace resident, Buddy, remembers the 1963 March on Washington. He worked in a store downtown and took the day off to go see Dr. King and others speak. “It was so crowded. There were people everywhere.”, he recalls. Buddy climbed a tree on Constitution Avenue so that he could get a better view of the spe
- Feb 22, 2021
Common Threads Workshop - March 4th
Join us on March 4th for a facilitator training on Seabury's intergenerational workshop series, Common Threads. Register here.
- Feb 17, 2021
Seabury Spotlight | Grandon Purnell, Age-In-Place® Volunteer Coordinator
Seabury Resources for Aging® is a community of caring employees, dedicated volunteers, and generous supporters. Seabury Spotlight introduces the individuals that work toward independence and dignity for older adults, helping Seabury meet its mission every day. Grandon Purnell is the Volunteer Coordinator of Seabury's Age-In-Place® program. Age-In-Place® coordinates volunteers to provide free yard work and house cleaning to older adults in Wards 4, 5, and 6. Grandon has been w
- Feb 12, 2021
Out & About and In Love
Mel’s husband passed away 3 years ago. The loss was very hard on him, especially since it left him alone in his house. “It’s a tough time afterward when you’re here all alone”, he reflects. Mel has no children and his siblings all live far away, so he tried to stay engaged in the community to meet new friends. “At this point in our life, unless you have a group of friends, it’s hard to meet people”, he says. He heard about Seabury Out & About in 2018 and started regularly att
- Feb 12, 2021
Happy Valentine's Day!
This Valentine's Day weekend, we are spreading the love! Watch the video below to hear directly from some of the older adults we serve. They reflect on what they love about Seabury and share kind words for supporters.
- Feb 12, 2021
Seabury Delivers Valentines!
Seabury is spreading the love this Valentine's Day. We are delivering over 1,880 Valentines, along with a week's worth of meals, to older adults throughout the District. The cards and letters were made by people of all ages through the D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living's Cupid's Kids campaign. This campaign has historically consisted of D.C. Public Schools students creating cards for older adults. This year, Cupid's Kids was opened up to the whole community. Older
- Feb 11, 2021
Winter '21 Resource Newsletter
Greetings! Your support does not go unnoticed by the older adults and caregivers Seabury Resources for Aging® serves. The compassionate encouragement and generous donations you provide are so meaningful—and all support Seabury's mission: Provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, D.C. area live with independence and dignity. Perhaps Seabury’s Winter Resource newsletter has already arrived in your mailbox. The
- Feb 9, 2021
Care Management Presentation: Dementia or Normal Aging
On February 17th, at 12 pm, Seabury Care Management Assistant Director, Christine Bitzer is presenting virtually on the differences between normal aging and dementia. Did you forget where you put your keys? Worried that this is the onset of Alzhheimer's or dementia? Learn about the symptoms and progression of dementia compared to the cognitive changes that typically occur with normal aging. Please join Ingleside and Seabury Resources for Aging® at this virtual event. Christin
- Feb 5, 2021
How to Lead a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
February is American Heart Health Month and the first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness about heart disease. The risk of heart disease tends to increase with age, but everyone can lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned about your health. Here are a few recommendations for a heart-healthy lifestyle. Attend check-ups to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Even if you feel fine, it's impo