For National Older Americans Month, CPDC Introduces Innovative Vertical Seniors Supportive Services Village on Edgewood Campus
May is an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. Learn more about how CPDC is working to encourage independent living and aging in place for seniors in our communities.
The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Blaze A Trail”–a concept that could not be more fitting for the industry-leading work CPDC does daily with older adults in our affordable communities.
You can find older adult residents living across CPDC communities in DC, MD and VA–but among those are several properties entirely or partially dedicated to housing for older adults including: Edgewood Commons in Northeast, DC, The Overlook at Oxon Run in Southeast, DC, Wiley H. Bates in Annapolis, MD, Highland Park Senior Apartments in Richmond, VA and Hollins House in Baltimore, MD.
In addition to these senior-designated communities, many other CPDC properties have a high proportion of older adult residents.
From senior-focused health and wellness programming including exercise classes, partnering with local health and wellness providers for classes on nutrition and disease management, providing healthy food options and more, CPDC has long offered onsite programs and resources for fixed-income seniors.
Recently, however, we’ve significantly expanded those efforts in a move to truly impact the quality of independent living experiences among senior residents with the launch of a first-of-its-kind Vertical Seniors Supportive Services Village that connects senior residents to local health and wellness resources.
Pioneered at The Overlook–a community of nearly 200 seniors in DC’s Ward 8–the new senior network includes care management, transportation, and food security through community mobilization strategies. The goal: to extend residential longevity, reduce hospitalization and nursing home placement, and to enhance quality of life for independent senior living in CPDC communities.
“By designing and implementing these new Seniors Supportive Services Villages across CPDC’s portfolio we are creating opportunities for independent seniors to live healthier, stronger and longer in their community,” said Katrina Polk, CPDC’s Seniors Supportive Services Network Manager.
The Village’s partners and potential partners include: Emmaus Services for the Aging, DC Office on Aging, Seabury Resources for Aging, AARP, Washington Hospital Center-House Call Program, Unity Health Care and Capital Area Food Bank.
CPDC will host an open house event to preview the new Edgewood Commons campus Vertical Village on Friday, May 20 at 12 p.m.