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Glover Park Village 

PO Box 32255
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-436-5545

Info@GloverParkVillage.org  

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About older persons in Glover Park and Washington, DC, and obtaining assistance
Health
Thinking about retirement
 
Exploring long-term care
Caregiving

Driving

 


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ABOUT OLDER PERSONS IN GLOVER PARK AND WASHINGTON, DC, AND OBTAINING ASSISTANCE:
Iona Senior Services
The lead agency in NW Washington, DC for coordinating and providing a variety of services for elders in the area. These include social and educational opportunities, adult day health care, counseling and support groups for elders and caregivers, care management, meals and transportation. The Helpline at Iona for information and referral is (202) 895-9448, Option 4.

 

District of Columbia Aging and Disability Resource Center  

The DC ADRC assists the District's elderly, persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and their families in maximizing independence and improving quality of life by linking people with a range of quality services.

Website : http://www.adrc.dc.gov
Contact Email : maa.oda@dc.gov

 

George Washington University National Law Center, HICAP Project
Provides health insurance information, education and counseling services to Medicare beneficiaries and seniors who live in D.C.  Also helps with health insurance issues, medical bills, appeals for denials of medical services and obtaining prescriptions.
Tel.: 202/739-0668

AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Offers free legal advice and guidance to persons 60 and older. Attorneys and paralegals also appear on behalf of seniors in criminal, civil or administrative actions and proceedings.
Tel.: 202/434-2277

District of Columbia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Receives and resolves complaints from residents of nursing homes and other residential facilities serving older persons.
Tel.: 434-2190

 


2000 and 2010 Census Data for Glover Park by Age Group, Sex, Race and Ethnic Group

Map of Glover Park


Quick health facts about persons 50+ in Washington, DC, 2010


Housing conditions and affordability for the older population in Washington, DC


Profiles of long-term care & independent living in Washington, DC


A Washington, DC scorecard on long-term services and supports


DC Info from state handbook of economic, demographic, and fiscal indicators, 2008



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HEALTH
Staying healthy
Documents:
The Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published two informational brochures to help persons at ages 50 and above stay healthy. The brochures give information on which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases and daily steps you can take for good health.
Women: Stay Healthy at 50+ is accessible online at
www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/women-over-50.pdf
Men: Stay Healthy at 50+ is accessible online at

 

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THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT?  
Documents:
Taking the mystery out of retirement planning

What you should know about your retirement

Women and retirement savings

Web sites:
Work and retirement
This page provides a portal to articles and resources on AARP's web site related to employment and careers for middle-aged and older adults. Topics include job hunting, employee rights, employee benefits, working after retirement, self-employment, retirement planning, and Social Security.
www.aarp.org/work/

 

 

 

 

Calculators
AARP retirement calculator is designed to help you determine when you can afford to retire.
www.aarp.org/work/retirement-planning/retirement_calculator/


The US Government's Social Security retirement estimator is designed for those who currently have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits. You will get a retirement estimate based on current law and real time access to your earnings record.
www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator/

 

 

Social Security guidelines for what to consider when deciding the best time to start claiming your Social Security benefits.

socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10147.html

AARP Social Security benefits calculator designed to help you estimate your Social Security benefits and show you when is the best time to claim Social Security.

 

 

www.aarp.org/work/social-security/social-security-benefits-calculator/

AARP Pension Plan Options helps you determine what spousal option for retirement benefits in your pension plan makes most sense for you and your spouse.
www.aarp.org/work/retirement-planning/pension_plan_calculator/

  

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EXPLORING LONG-TERM CARE

Documents:
Planning for long-term care: Your resource guide

 

 

 

 

Planning for your retirement and long-term care
http://www.caregiving.org/pdf/resources/nacchecklist.pdf

 

How to Work with a Geriatric Social Worker by Leland Kiang  (go to page 10)

www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/bifocal/oct_11_aba_bifocal_j.authcheckdam.pdf



 

 

 

 

 

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CAREGIVING 

Documents:
Aging parents and common sense: A directory of resources for you and your parents
www.caregiving.org/pdf/resources/Aging%20Parent-Directory_5thEd.pdf
 
Aging parents and common sense: A practical guide for you and your parents
www.caregiving.org/pdf/resources/Aging%20Parent-Guide_5thEd.pdf
 
Caring today, planning for tomorrow
www.caregiving.org/pdf/resources/nacguide.pdf

Web sites:
Caring.com
Caring.com is a leading online destination for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com offers helpful content, advice from leading experts, a supportive community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of eldercare services.
www.caring.com

Family Caregiving 101
To help caregivers find the information they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones, the National Alliance for Caregiving has partnered with the National Family Caregivers Association to create Family Caregiving 101, an online resource loaded with quality information on how to deal with the challenges of caregiving.
www.familycaregiving101.org

Lotsa Helping Hands

Through the Lotsa Helping Hands website, visitors may create their own caregiving site to coordinate support needed for the caregiver and care recipient. Lotsa Helping Hands is a free caregiving coordination web service that provides a private, group calendar where tasks for which a caregiver needs assistance can be posted. Family and friends may visit the site and sign up online for a task. The website generates a summary report showing who has volunteered for which tasks and which tasks remain unassigned. The site tracks each task and notification and reminder emails are sent to the appropriate parties.
www.lotsahelpinghands.com

 

 

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DRIVING

 

As we get older, subtle and not so subtle physical and mental changes take place that can affect our driving safely. It is important to learn about them and compensatory steps that can be taken so that we can continue to drive safely for many years. Among the aids available are driver safety classes offered by AARP and AAA, as well as other online information and tools. Learn more about them.

 Resources for safe driving

 

  

Tel: 202-436-5545        Email: GloverParkVillage@gmail.com         Mailing address: PO Box 32255, Washington, DC 20007