Resident Life Director
The Resident Life Director (RLD) manages the Service Coordinators (SC) at all Fellowship Square properties and builds strong relationships with building property management. The RLD spends half of their time at their main property working with the property management to promote an environment of community and trust with the residents. The RLD provides guidance and support to all SC’s and ensures that a consistent model of service is implemented throughout each Fellowship Square property and ensures that all SC’s are adhering to the state and federal agency reporting requirements. The RLD is responsible for the continued oversight, leadership and enhancement of all SC-related responsibilities.
The Keys to Healthy Aging
At each Fellowship House, we have an onsite service coordinator who works with residents to navigate Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits to which residents are entitled. The Service Coordinator (SC) serves as a linchpin between community resources and residents. The SC’s job is to help motivate residents to maintain healthy, active lifestyles and to empower them to become more self-sufficient and maintain control of the decisions that affect them. The Service Coordinator is an integral part of the Fellowship Square team and not only works closely with the residents but gets to know the family members as well, keeping them informed and engaged in their loved ones’ care.
Shawnisha Hester Service Coordinator
Largo Landing Fellowship House
Lake Ridge Fellowship House
Hunters Woods Fellowship House
Our focus on wellness – four key areas
Services and Support offered include:
- Securing SSI income
- Reviewing Social Security benefits
- Application for SNAP benefits
- Review of Medicaid/Medicare benefits
- Arranging for volunteer drivers to help residents get to/from doctors’ appointments
- Securing vision and dental coverage
- Enrolling residents in the USDA Senior Brown Bag program and/or Meals on Wheels
- Providing clothing vouchers for local thrift stores
- Securing financial and legal resources
- Scheduling monthly educational seminars such as estate planning/wills, healthy eating and chronic disease management
- Hosting DMV2GO which allows residents to update and renew drivers’ license and tag renewals on-site
- Scheduling the George Washington University Mammovan – free onsite mammograms
Active and Engaged
Because engaged seniors lead richer, more satisfying lives, we maintain a robust calendar of activities designed to stimulate the four dimensions of wellness: physical, spiritual, intellectual and social. Our goal is to provide opportunities for residents to participate in things they enjoy and discover new passions.
- Exercise classes and Tai Chi
- Bingo and Pokeno
- Bible Study and Communion; transportation to local Church services
- Outings to restaurants, shopping and events
- Walking Club and Craft Club activities
- Social events like birthday parties and seasonal celebrations
- Arts and crafts like scrapbooking and crochet
- Performing arts such as singing and music
Fellowship Square prides itself on developing programs and services that prevent residents from feeling alone and isolated and that connect them to services and amenities throughout the community.