ADULT / SENIOR
Each month we offer a series of workshops covering topics such as diabetes, healthy eating, breast exams, smoking cessation, and sexual health. Outside providers such as Children’s Hospital, Breathe DC, Catholic Charities, the Whitman Walker Clinic, and Howard University come to our properties for workshops.
English 101 & Spanish 101
Resident Services offers both of these classes to residents who have expressed to learn another language. Residents also enjoy that these courses help them to better communicate with their neighbors.
Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Game Nights:
These programs are designed to foster opportunities for community building and sharing.
Computer Literacy Training:
Computer training classes are offered twice a week in our computer lab. Residents have the opportunity to learn the Microsoft office suite and receive assistance with job searches and resume writing.
Seniors participate in bi-weekly gatherings. These cafes always host an outside organization or vendor that offers some kind of service to seniors. These organizations are able to share information and connect seniors to needed services. The cafes also offer a time for seniors come together for some light refreshments, conversation and games, and discussion and planning for upcoming events.
Food Assistance Program:
Through our partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank and F.E.E.D., we are able to offer our seniors bags of free food each month through the Brown Bag Program. Hot meals are also provided through DC Central Kitchen for specific education based programs.
The seniors of our community have put together a list of places and experiences that are otherwise inaccessible to them. Seniors go on trips to places such as the Frederick Douglass House, the Smithsonian Museums, Cox Farm, and the Baltimore Aquarium.
Movie Days/Game Days:
Each month we sponsor several events featuring a movie or game day in our community center.
Scholarship Program :
A scholarship program was developed by Ownership, the Resident Services Staff, and the Urban Village Community Center Association, as a way to defray costs of higher education or training for residents at Urban Village. The scholarship is available to residents of Urban Village Apartments who are seeking education or skills training opportunities at or beyond a high school level or to obtain a GED. Download the Application Here.