The Methodist Home of DC

December 2013 
The Methodist Home of DC
A letter from the CEO of the Methodist Home

Dear family and friends of the Methodist Home,


Thank you to everyone who was able to join us this month for all of our fun events and activities. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and that those of you celebrating Chanukah are continuing to enjoy your festivities!


Coming up this month we have myriad activities to get out your holiday spirit: holiday singing, ginger bread house competition, holiday lights ride and more. To view a complete listing of this month's activities, click here or visit the Special Events tab on our website.


As always, we welcome you to come visit us at the Methodist Home -- our door is always open to friends! If you or someone you know is interested in scheduling a tour of our community, please contact Diane Heyde at 202.966.7623.


Thank you for your continued support of the Methodist Home. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


All my best, 

Sandy Douglass, CEO/Administrator

The Methodist Home of DC & Forest Side

Monthly Shabbat Services

We hope everyone is having a very happy Hanukkah! Though the holiday ends this week, let's keep the fun going with our Monthly Friday Shabbat Services, happening this Friday. The Methodist Home and Forest Side now offer a monthly Shabbat Service held at TMH the first Friday of every month at 10:30 AM.

Please join us this Friday (and the first Friday of every month):

Monthly Friday Shabbat Services at 10:30 AM
This month's service: Friday, December 6th
Hosted at the Methodist Home

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Marni Ewell, Chaplain of the Methodist Home at 202.966.7623 ext 3338.
A Model for Healthy & Active Aging

How many stories have you read recently about the downside of aging, and the pitfalls of getting older? At the Methodist Home, we prefer to focus on the positive and that's why we love this story about Bernie Mirin, a resident of Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany, New Jersey. At 90 years old, Mirin spends an hour each day biking around his senior living community's parking lot to stay fit and active. According to local press, "[Mirin] says the two most important things he focuses on are exercise and healthful eating, to which he attributes his continued vigor and activity level at age 90. He gets outside every day that weather permits for one solid hour of exercise, pedaling the perimeter of the parking lot of the senior community and enjoying the fresh air."


Talk about a model for healthy and active aging! To read more about Bernie Mirin, click here for the full article.

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Alzheimer's Caregiver 
Support Group

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group


This month's group meets:

Saturday, December 7th

12 PM - 1:30 PM 


Located at Forest Side

2701 Military Rd NW

Washington, DC 20015


All are welcome!


Facilitated by Valerie Hall

with the Alzheimer's Association 


For more information, 


The Methodist Home of DC
4901 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 966-7623