Older Adults Struggle East of the River.
Iona Joins With the Community to Respond.

In the last decade, the number of Washingtonians over age 60 increased by nearly 15,000 to 117,223. Over 20,000 of them live in Wards 7 and 8—wards with the least access to many basic necessities such as health care, access to nutritious food, and public safety.

With Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Type 2 Diabetes on the rise nationally, and with African Americans twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia than Caucasian older adults, there is a real urgency to opening an adult day center in Ward 8. No one understands this more than the overwhelmed family caregivers who don’t know where to turn for support.

Site of future Iona East: Stanton Road and Alabama Avenue SE

Iona is poised to bring its Wellness & Arts Center to Southeast Washington.

Adult day services in Southeast, DC are long overdue. With your help Iona will open the new center by spring of 2020.

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Iona is poised to bring its Wellness & Arts Center to Southeast Washington.

Adult day services in Southeast, DC are long overdue. With your help Iona will open the new center by January of 2020.

Learn More

“Not that long ago, I saw a man leaning on a cane at the corner of Alabama and Naylor, SE. He looked disoriented, so I stopped to see how I could help. Over time, I learned his story. While he was once a frequent participant at our local senior wellness center, he no longer qualified, because of his health challenges. He was standing on the corner because he literally had nowhere to go during the day.

That is about to change.”

—Guleford BoBo, Ward 8 resident and Chair of the DC Commission on Aging

Iona is poised to bring its model Wellness & Arts Center to Southeast Washington. If, like us, you believe that all residents deserve the very best, we hope you will join us in the creation of Iona East.

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Iona Senior Services
4125 Albemarle Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-2105
202.895.9448

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