Seabury's COVID-19 Response
Our expenses are increasing for food, protective equipment, supplies, and staffing. Your support continues to be more critical than ever.
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Seabury Responds to COVID-19
coronavirus.dc.gov/lifeathome has in-home workouts and other ideas for making the best of working and living at home.
aroundtowndc.org is Iona/DC Department of Aging and Community Living’s webpage for events for those aged 60+
Several stores have special shopping hours for older adults and others at higher risk for the virus. Check out your local Giant, Safeway, Target, Fresh Market, Walmart, Dollar General and Whole Foods for hours and days. However, if you don’t need to go out please don’t, and when you are out stay 6 feet away from your fellow shoppers. Check store websites for up to the minute information.
Bluebird Sky Yoga in Brookland is offering a free/ donate what you can lunch time powerflow class at 12:30 via Facebook Live from their Facebook Page - check here for tomorrow’s free class
The Table Church has volunteers willing to pick up prescriptions and groceries, walk pets, run errands, and make calls to those who are isolated. Call Alli McGill at (202) 322-9904 if you would like some help or know someone who does.
The Mayor of DC has launched a hotline and website for residents who are self-quarantined, eligible, and in need. If you or a loved one can't get out to get necessary items, please reach out via telephone 1-888-349-8323 or online gethelp.dc.gov.
Seabury Resources for Aging is working diligently to protect the health of our customers, residents, clients, families and staff members. We will provide you with up to date information about our efforts and trusted resources so that you can stay informed about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seabury is delivering over 1,600 masks each month to protect residents, family caregivers, frontline staff, and all those we serve.
All District senior meal sites are closed, including adult day health centers -- signs are posted.
Seabury Connector is delivering over 70,000 meals each month. Those who need meals and were not participants at a dining site, wellness center or adult day program should contact the Lead Agency in their ward. That list can be found here.
All residents at Friendship Terrace and Springvale Terrace are receiving a meal delivered to their apartment each day regardless of their ability to pay for that meal.
We are hosting virtual yoga twice a week and each program has a virtual calendar that can be found on their page.
Seabury is offering 5 virtual calendars for older adults in Wards 5 & 6, Model Cities Senior Wellness Center members, and residents of Friendship and Springvale Terrace.
Seabury Care Management is offering one-time consultations and a virtual education and support program for caregivers. Call 202-364-0020 for more information.
Care Managers are beginning to meet with clients in-person as needed.
Springvale Terrace, Friendship Terrace and Home First Residences are open for limited visits. If you would like to visit a loved one or have staff assist you with FaceTime conversations, please reach out to staff in the community.
Friendship Terrace residents and staff received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on January 13th.
Springvale Terrace staff members take a cart to residents daily with snacks, tissues, books and other treats. Pictured right is Springvale staff member Yvette Rogers who brings a bit of cheer to residents with the cart and a wonderful smile. Yvette also goes out several times each week to pick up groceries and prescriptions for residents. (See the video below.)
We have distributed a flyer on online worship services to residents and the general public.
Age-In-Place® is providing outdoor-only yard work projects. Individuals and families or existing pods can volunteer.
Those interested in virtual volunteering should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with their proposed activity or project.
Visit the Wish List to learn more about how you can help those in need.
Seabury's Trusted Sources for Information
For up to date information on COVID-19 we turn to:
The CARES Act changes the charitable deduction rules for 2020: non-itemizers can now deduct up to $300 in charitable giving. That means that even if you take the standard deduction, your charitable donation today will allow you to deduct up to $300 when you file your 2020 taxes next year!
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We want to thank all of our supporters, whether they've given their time and energy, money, or supplies, we really appreciate those in our community giving to Seabury, so that we can continue to serve. We would specifically like to thank:
Hearts of Empowerment for bringing supplies and joy to the
residents of Seabury at Friendship Terrace (picture right).
The Table Church for the generous donation of tissues,
hygiene items, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies,
beverages, books & puzzles, and plastic bags.
All those writing cards, letters, and sending kindness to our
residents, making their days a little bit brighter.