ANC 6B’s Hill East Task Force will be holding a follow up meeting on the future of the Eastern Branch Boys & Girls Club Building tomorrow Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 am – 12 pm at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1636 East Capitol Street NE. Here is a link to the meeting agenda:
The goal of the meeting is to get neighborhood feedback on potential uses for the building. I hope to see you there!
And please post any comments and suggestions you have for the building below.
Capitol Hill Village members, Hazel Kreinheder, Vira Sisolak, Bill Sisolak and (as always) Chuck Burger will be attending the Hill East Task Force meeting on Saturday.
We support efforts to include persons of all ages among those served in the next use of the Boys and Girls Club site. Capitol Hill Village has over 225 volunteers, aged under one to 99 who fulfill members’ services requests 88% of the time (or a vetted vendor is called) to achieve our mission:
Providing Capitol Hill residents with the confidence and practical means to live safely and comfortably in their homes throughout their lives.
Every year, five or more Capitol Hill Village members are banished from Capitol Hill for long term care to rehabilitate from illnesses or injuries and to address cognitive challenges, such as Alzheimer’s or related diseases. We want those members to stay here on Capitol Hill so they can visit friends, see familiar places and get the long term care they need.
You are going to hear from Bill, Vira, Hazel and Chuck about our hope that Green Houses (http://thegreenhouseproject.org/) will be located on Capitol Hill. The Green House Program is intended to de-institutionalize long-term care by eliminating large nursing facilities and creating habilitative, social settings. A recent article in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/health/shrinking-the-nursing-home-until-it-feels-like-a-home.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all) describes what we want.
We DO NOT WANT the Capitol Hill Green Houses to be senior ghettos. Co-locating Green Houses with programs for all ages is much better. So the mix of neighbors the Hill East Task Force has in mind is just what we are looking for.
Thank you for welcoming your neighbors and friends, who are among our 360 members, to the Hill East Task Force meeting.