Seabury's COVID-19 Response
Seabury is experiencing lower than normal contributions due to postponed and canceled fundraising events. At the same time our expenses are increasing for food, protective equipment, supplies and staffing. Your support is now more critical than ever. Please make your gift here. Thank you for your support.
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!
Check here regularly to see updates about how Seabury is responding to COVID-19
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.
All District senior meal sites are closed, including adult day health centers -- signs are posted. Seabury Connector is delivering meals to, on average, 500 customers each day. Customers receive 5 - 7 frozen meals depending on their delivery date. 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.
Care Management arranged to have several meals delivered to clients through a United Way and Gepetto catering partnership.
Non perishable food has been delivered to clients and residents through a partnership with The Table Church.
Seabury’s Celebration of Service has been canceled. Honorees will be recognized next year and on social media this week and next.
The Leadership in Aging Awards Celebration has been rescheduled to September 16, at Eaton DC. Early bird ticket pricing remains in effect. More information on the event can be found here.
We are starting a series of online programming on our Facebook page. This will include tutorials, chair yoga, and other updates and information.
Much of our online programming will be hosted on our Facebook Page, here.
Communities & Programs:
Springvale Terrace, Friendship Terrace and Home First Residences are closed to visitors. Please communicate with residents via telephone, email, social media, video chat, etc. If you would like to have staff assist you with FaceTime conversations please reach out to staff in the community.
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. A message to congregations about how they can support their older members as well as Seabury community residents is going out this week.
Age-In-Place® has postponed its volunteer projects.
Seabury’s administrative, Ward 5, Model Cities, Ward 6 and care management staff are telecommuting.
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's Trusted Sources for Information
For up to date information on COVID-19 we turn to:
Other Helpful Resources
Montgomery County has launched a new YouTube Channel Engage@HOME as part of its Caregiver Support Program's response to COVID-19. There is a broad range of content including health and wellness, cooking at home, arts and culture, exercising at home, and more. Click here to check it out.
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.
Looking for ways you can help?
We have a need for volunteers to make phone calls to residents and clients; assist us with our Zoom meetings; and send letters, notes and pictures to isolated older adults. Collect items such as adult coloring and puzzle books, nonperishable food, cleaning supplies and other items for distribution to older adults. Find out more by calling Greg Wagner at (202) 414-6313 or email