While HUD provides funds for us to operate and maintain each Fellowship House property, we rely on individual, corporate and congregational donations to cover costs to support programs and services for residents. Fellowship Square offers a variety of activities and programs each month at all our communities to keep residents healthy, informed and engaged!
We are seeking individuals and groups who can help enrich the lives of our residents by hosting an event, program, or by volunteering at any of our properties. If you have an idea for an activity or program you would like to host, contact Kristen Fitzgerald, our Volunteer Program Manager, at [email protected].
Ingrid Velarde: A Beacon of Compassion in Senior Care and Advocacy
Ingrid Velarde, Program Supervisor at Northern Virginia Family Services, is on a mission to support seniors in accessing vital resources. Her unwavering commitment to volunteerism and advocacy has shaped senior-centered services at NVFS and Fellowship Square. Join us as we delve into Ingrid’s impactful journey and the profound difference she’s making in the lives of seniors across Northern Virginia.
When you ask Lisa Sharp what Hunters Woods Fellowship House means to her, the first thing she says is, “family”. Lisa has been a steadfast volunteer since the advent of Covid, serving primarily as a nutrition educator and food distribution volunteer. For nearly three years, Lisa’s work has greatly improved the lives and health of Hunters Woods residents.
Bridging Generations: Silver Light Senior Association and The Potomac School
Hunters Woods Fellowship House hosted an event for the Silver Light Seniors Association and The Potomac School. The goal was to encourage meaningful relationships across generations while giving students the chance to learn about the Chinese culture.
During the pandemic, her [Grace’s] grandmother would often call her when she was having a troubling day and ask her to play her harp. This interaction gave her the idea to share her musical talents with older adults in her community.
Tuesday Music Café was not a concert series or sing-along, but instead for Lee’s music to provide a calming backdrop for life at Hunters Woods Fellowship House. Each week, Lee plays piano and occasionally harmonica while volunteers hand out pastries and residents sit and chat.
At the height of the pandemic, Patti Berry was faced with a dilemma. Like so many others in quarantine, she was feeling disconnected and isolated. She started making birthday cards for Largo Landing residents and, thus, the Crafter’s Club was born.