Susie is 72 and lives in NW, Washington, DC in the first house she bought with her husband of over 50 years. Originally from Tampa, Susie moved to DC for a position her husband had within the military. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren!
Along with raising three children, Susie provided nursing assistance at the Soldiers’ Home in DC and also worked in cosmetology. She has always thought of herself as active but has become more so following her retirement. For her, aging is just another phase of her life that allows her to engage more with her friends and neighbors. Most days she attends Model Cities, a wellness center and Seabury Ward 5 nutrition site for meals and exercise classes, as well as participates in and volunteers for programs that have taught her how to do ceramic work and crochet.
It was at Model Cities in 2011 that Susie learned about the Age-In-Place® program. Since then, volunteer groups have been assisting Susie and her next door neighbor with their yard work. She loves meeting the groups and getting to know the volunteers, making sure that she takes time to garden beside them. Susie appreciates all the volunteers, making sure that she takes time to garden beside them. Susie appreciates all the volunteers and no one leaves a service project at her house without being offered a popsicle.
Last year, Seabury Resources for Aging provided 666 volunteer yard work and house cleaning services through its Age-In-Place® program.