Phone: (202) 723-8537

Our Program and Services

With our decades of experience, the quality of our daycare services is incomparable. The main services offer by GNJ are daycare services for the elderly, recreational activities, and socialization for senior citizens who live in the District of Columbia. All essential activities for a healthier senior environment are here at GNJ.

As part of our goals, Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center has the ultimate objective to make a joyful, improved, and quality-driven life for all of its senior clients. Families are assured that the center can deliver its promise of quality life to their loved ones.

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GNJ Alzheimer and Caregiver support and program

Alzheimer’s & Caregiver’s Support

Our Caregiver’s support groups rely on group processes to assist caregivers in developing new competencies and coping strategies related to their caregiver experience. We have created a comfortable setting to offer…

GNJ Congregate Meals Program

Congregate Meals

We offer free nutritious meals and snacks on a daily basis. It is our practice to provide meals according to our participant’s nutritional needs and preferences. Our meals are catered daily by run Veggie Catering and consists of a varied menu that is healthy and delicious…

GNJ Senior Day Care counseling program


We have two Social Workers who are licensed professionals and able to deliver counseling and referral services over the phone, in-person, or via electronic communication. We provide individual counseling to our caregivers and psycho-social wellness intervention…

GNJ Geriatric Daycare Services

Geriatric Daycare Services

The GNJ Center provides geriatric daycare services Monday through Friday. This is a very important outlet for family caregivers and is extremely essential for the participant. Our daycare program offers socialization, activities, a nutritious meal, and necessary supervision to those individuals who are socially isolated or in need of essential care…

GNJ Senior Day Care Center Health Promotions

Health Promotions

Our Health promotions program is provided by our registered nurses, physical fitness experts, and physical, occupational, nutritional, and speech therapy consultants, who are on site as scheduled to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles through health education, wellness screenings, nutrition, and physical fitness…

GNJ Senior Day Care Center Recreation/Socialization program


The participants at the GNJ Center enjoy daily socialization through a variety of recreational programs and through establishing friendshipswith their peers. It is our goal to provide programs and educational opportunities to allow our participants to function as independently as possible in order to remain in their home environment…




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Latest News

Reginald Watson On His Appointment to The Mayor Commission on Aging (DACL)

Reginald Watson On His Appointment to The Mayor’s Commission on Aging (DACL)

June 26, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, Reginald Watson was sworn in at the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) as a member on the Mayor’s Commission on Aging. The Commission on Aging was established to advise the Mayor, the Director of DACL, the Council of the District of Columbia, and the public at-large concerning the views and needs of the aged in the District of Columbia. As a Commissioner, his primary duty will be to advocate for DC seniors...

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Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Daycare Center Awarded FY2024 Lead Agency Grant by Bowser Administration and DACL for Ward 4

GNJ Awarded FY2024 Lead Agency Grant by Bowser Administration and DACL for Ward 4

August 15, 2023

Washington, DC, August 15, 2023 — Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Daycare Center ( is proud to announce its selection as the Lead Agency for Ward 4 in the Fiscal Year 2024 Lead Agency Grant program. This esteemed grant, awarded by the Bowser Administration and the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL)...

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 2023-2024 Accomplishments

In 2023 and 2024, the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Center launched key initiatives like the first King & Queen Pageant and an LGBTQ+ event, enhancing senior engagement. We received a $75,000 Alzheimer's grant, expanded our "Caregiver's Lounge," and collaborated with UDC, YMCA, and Howard University to boost wellness and cognitive health. Our "Music Memory Café" and Creative Arts Project highlighted our commitment to innovative senior care.
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“Caregivers Support Group”

Every 3rd Sat. 11am - 1pm 4817 Blagden Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Please joining us in the “Caregivers Support Group” every 3rd Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the GNJ Senior Day Care Center located at 4817 Blagden Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The support group is open to all District of Columbia Caregivers. For more information and registration please contact the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center at 202-723-8537.


Join Us for Our Annual Wellness Fair and Community Bazaar!

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

📅 Join us for our Annual Wellness Fair & Community Bazaar on Friday, June 28th, 10 AM - 3 PM at Zion Baptist Church! Enjoy live entertainment, food, and over 60 vendors offering wellness resources and community products. Call 202-218-1702 for vendor info! 🎉

What to Expect:
🎶Live Entertainment: Featuring DJ DBD
🍴 Food on the Grill: Available for purchase
🏥 Vendors: Over 60 vendors offering free wellness resources and various community products
🚌 Transportation: Provided for Ward 4 seniors to and from our Ward 4 dining sites

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DC Medicaid Presentation

June 12, 13, and 18th, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for DC Medicaid presentations by Mr. David Kennedy, Associate Ombudsman from the DC Medicaid Ombudsman Office. Presentation Dates: June 12, 2024 @ Ft. Stevens, June 13, 2024 @ Lamond Center, and June 18, 2024 @ Colony House. Topics include medication reimbursement, Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Managed Care agencies (AmeriHealth, Medstar), and straight Medicaid. Beneficial for caregivers and seniors in Ward 4.

Date: June 12, 13, and 18th, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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