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Our History

Since 1924, Seabury Resources for Aging® and its founding organization, Episcopal Senior Ministries (ESM), have been providing critical support

services for older people in the Washington, D.C. area.


It started in April 1924, when Cornelia Jones donated a single-family home which, over time, became the residence for 31 seniors.  Run by the ESM, several more homes were added which now serve more than 300 residents.  By the mid-1990s, ESM also had the vision to focus on programs to help seniors remain in their own homes by providing in-home assessments, coordinating support services, training caregivers, addressing critical transportation needs, offering meal services, and providing other activities

and assistance aimed at addressing the challenges and rewards of aging.


ESM was renamed Seabury Resources for Aging® in 2010 to reflect the organization’s growth and mission to make all feel welcome to its homes and services. Today, more than 3,500 volunteers, hundreds of contributors, and Seabury staff continue this tradition of providing personalized, affordable services to help older adults live with independence and dignity.


However, there are more older adults in need than ever before.

Learn how you can contribute to the legacy of Seabury!

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