Message From The Executive Director Thelma Burless
On behalf of the Team at GNJ, we would like to thank you for your financial support this past year. Your generous donations at regular intervals have helped us support over 75 senior participants through our activity programs, home services, and special events. We sincerely appreciate your desire to help us to soar and we look forward to continuing the mission of Mrs. Genevieve N. Johnson who was committed to enhancing the quality of life for seniors throughout the District of Columbia area for over 75 years of her life!
As many of you know, the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center is a growing center with limited resources. However, through a grant provided by the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL), we are still able to offer free geriatric daycare services to DC residents over the age of sixty. The programs include but are not limited to art therapy, therapeutic yoga, music therapy, fit and wellness classes, live entertainment, jewelry design and daily recreational activities. In addition, we offer transportation to and from the center, congregate meals, Caregiver’s support, Alzheimer’s Support, health promotions, case management, and counseling. We recently added weekly community bus trips to the museums, parks, and restaurants as well as shopping excursions and so much more!
While we are most grateful for the DC Grant, it is not sufficient to cover all the needs of the senior program in line with our vision to soar and expand our services for our participants. Therefore, it is our hope that you will continue to make contributions on behalf of the senior program in order to allow us to continue to bring exceptional programs and services to our beloved seniors and their caregivers.