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2021 | Year in Photos

This year has been an incredible testament to the resilience of the Seabury community. Staff, supporters, volunteers, residents, and program participants all did their part to keep each other safe. Friends and neighbors were able to come back together and we continued to connect virtually and provide masks to protect the older adults and caregivers we serve. It was not always easy, but the people behind our mission truly care. Everyone deserves to age with dignity. To read about how our programs supported older adults this year, check out our Winter 2021/2022 Resource newsletter.

Rahell Negash, Friendship Terrace Service Coordinator, drops off a cupcake to a resident on You Are Special Day. Deliveries like this one always brightened the day for both residents and staff while they could not gather all together. Now, many residents are back to enjoying meals in the dining room with their friends once again.

Seabury Board Member, Rasheen Carbin, trims hedges in the yard of an older District resident during an Age-In-Place®* service project. Seabury helps older adults age in their homes and communities by providing free yard work in Wards 4, 5, and 6.

A Seabury resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine right at his door! Seabury at Friendship Terrace and Springvale Terrace offered vaccination clinics in the community earlier this year and boosters more recently.

Congregational outreach is an important part of our mission to ensure that everyone ages with dignity. Seabury expanded our programs for communities of faith by creating training videos that teach congregations how to lead intergenerational worship.

Christine Bitzer, Assistant Director of Seabury Care Management, provides support over the phone. Seabury Care Managers are licensed Social Workers who provide expert guidance and support to older adults and their families in navigating the complexities of geriatric services. Call 202-364-0020 for free information and assistance.

A Friendship Terrace resident takes a turn on the bicycle powered smoothie machine at the Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by United Healthcare. The station was a popular one at the event, drawing a line of participants waiting to pedal their way to a tasty refreshment!

Stacie Mack, Director of Seabury’s Model Cities Senior Wellness Center*, smiles with the contestants of the 2021 Ms. Senior DC Pageant. Stacie organized the pageant as the State Administrator and put on a wonderful series of events celebrating the accomplishments and civic engagement of older D.C. residents.

A Sibley Plaza resident attends the weekly bingo game at Seabury’s community dining site* in the senior apartment building. Seabury returned to in-person activities over the summer and virtual activities are ongoing. Older adults are at an especially high risk for social isolation so, for many, these dining sites and online programs are a lifeline.

Kaifa Anderson-Hall, member of Seabury’s Age-In-Place®*/Home First®* Advisory Council, pots some plants with residents at the annual Home First® Beautification Day.

A participant in Seabury’s Older Blind group* shows off artwork created with the guidance of an instructor during our Sip N Paint class. Seabury hosts regular activities, discussions, and trainings for older D.C. residents with impaired vision.

“During this difficult year, we have tried, as a team, to promote community and interaction to counteract isolation ... Activities like our Crab Feast have been a big hit and encourage our residents to come out and get involved. Look at that smile!” - Marcy Hunter, Executive Director of Seabury at Springvale Terrace


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