Recipient of the 2023 Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE) Founders Award
SAFETY and SCAM ALERT
Please take caution and stay alert. Several gentleman have been seen in the community, posing as government employees or employees of energy assistance programs, knocking on doors, in an attempt to gain entry. They are not employed by the government, and are not affiliated with any government programs. Please do not open your doors or communicate with these individuals, as they have been robbing homes in the community at gun point. Also, please be aware of your surroundings during this holiday season as well.
"Village Vibes" Newsletter
Members, look for the latest issue of "Village Vibes" in your email (or spam junk email folder). If you are not currently receiving Village Vibes emails, please notify us to request technical assistance.
See our events section at the bottom of the website for current events. Sign in to your account and register for all events.
Are You a KCSV Member in Need of Assistance?
The Kingdom Care Village volunteers are here to help! Some areas in which KCSV offers assistance include: grocery shopping support, support with completing legal documents, help with scheduling appointments, access to government resources, cell phone, laptop, and other technology services support, and more.
We want to hear from our members? Let us know what you need. firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the events section at the bottom of this page for additional details. Click on the event title to register. If you need assistance, please contact email@example.com.
*KCSV Wellness Walkers is a monthly activity and is open to the public. Join us at 1770 Tucker Rd. Ft. Washington, MD.
See the full listing of events below, and check out our special events in the latest edition of Village Vibes in your email inbox.
General Event Registration
KCSV Members, Ambassadors and Age-in-Place Participants, you may register to attend all events by signing into your KCSV account by clicking the "Sign In" button on the left at the top of our website. Next, choose your event at the bottom of the screen. Then select "Register" on the next page. You will receive an email notification of your registered event.
How can a KCSV Membership Benefit Seniors?
Do you need help completing paper work, scheduling appointments, sorting mail, in-home repairs? Would you like assistance registering for resources provided by DC Government programs?
Perhaps, you would like to have a KCSV Volunteer perform a periodic well-check call or visit, or someone accompany you on a doctor's appointment or trips to the grocery store? The Kingdom Care Senior Village provides various services for its members. Join us today if you would like to benefit from the help of a KCSV Volunteer. >>Join now
The Kingdom Care Senior Village is looking for you!
If you would like to partner with KCSV as a Volunteer, we would love to hear from you!
We are seeking both established service providers and volunteers to support the administrative team of the Kingdom Care Senior Village. Do you provide home repair, auto repair, in-home support? Are you good with administrative tasks, or perhaps, you enjoy event planning?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and provide a contact number where you may be reached.
Coronavirus / Vaccination/ COVID Test Resources
FREE In-home COVID-19 Test Kits Are Now Available Online! Visit: www.covidtests.gov . One request per address
KCSV Members and Volunteers: If you have an immediate need for a COVID test kit, please email us at email@example.com.
DC Health provides in-home booster shots and COVID-19 testing. Call to schedule an appointment at 1-855-363-0333.
The CDC advises everyone to continue to wear a mask. There is still a risk of transmitting the virus, even if you have been vaccinated.
TIPS FOR SENIORS
- Choose healthy foods and drinks
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get regular physical activity
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid alcohol
- Control your blood pressure
- Control diabetes
- See your doctor regularly
- Reduce your stress level
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.” - Mesiter Eckhart
AARP NEWS YOU CAN USE
According to a recent announcement, Medicare will now cover the full cost of all vaccines recommended for older adults, including shingles, whopping cough, and tetanus. An AARP analysis found that only 45 percent of people ages 50 and over with Medicare have had a shingles vaccine, even though it is recommended for everyone over age 50. This expanded coverage helps ensure that people enrolled in Medicare are protected against serious illnesses. Talk to your healthcare provider about necessary vaccines to have your questions answered.
Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023, the Social Security Administration announced today. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.
The 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 65 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2023. Increased payments to more than 7 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2022. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“Medicare premiums are going down and Social Security benefits are going up in 2023, which will give seniors more peace of mind and breathing room. This year’s substantial Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is the first time in over a decade that Medicare premiums are not rising and shows that we can provide more support to older Americans who count on the benefits they have earned,” Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi said.
To view a COLA message from Acting Commissioner Kijakazi, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgm5q4YT1AM.
Visit the Social Security Administration's website to view the full press release. Click here
What Types of Care and Services Are Provided by Home Health Agencies?
Home health agencies have to be certified or licensed in compliance with state and local standards. In order to receive Medicaid or Medicare, they also have to meet certain standards set out by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). That means that the skilled nursing and other healthcare services your agency provides must be overseen by a team that includes a physician and appropriately qualified nurses, even though your family might not work directly with those medical administrators.
Visit Caring.com to learn more about Home Health services, In-Home care, how to pay for Assisted Living, memory care and other topics for senior care.
AGE IN PLACE DC
See the Age-in-Place Resources below and visit our Age-in-Place DC section of our website for more resources such as free medical equipment, free internet service, free cell phone service, free transportation, meal delivery and more.
Are You in Need of Transportation?
If you are a Ward 8 resident and your travel destination is within Wards 1, 4, 5 & 8, contact the Kingdom Care Senior Village for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age in Place Tips
Tips on making your home safe and accessible presented by the National Institute on Aging Read more >>
DC's Senior Care Pet Connect
Would you like to interact with pets? To combat senior isolation, the District of Columbia has partnered with the Humane Rescue Alliance to provide seniors with the opportunity to connect virtually or in-person with pets. If you or someone you know is interested in enjoying regular interaction with pets, please contact the Department of Aging and Community Living at email@example.com.
Food Pantry (Open to Public)
& Food Delivery for KCSV Members
Location and Hours of operation:
814 Alabama Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
9:00AM until 10:00AM
Kingdom Care Senior Village follows current CDC and local city guidelines. Masks are required.
AMAZON FOR EBT USERS
Online Shopping & Delivery with SNAP/EBT BenefitsUse your EBT Card to shop online at many local stores, such as Aldi, Walmart and Amazon Fresh (no membership required for Amazon) and have your grocery delivered to your door. Select your store, visit the website, and create an online shopping account. Add your grocery items to your online shopping cart and check out using your EBT card.
2022 Safe at Home Income Qualification Guideliness
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