Cleveland & Woodley Park Village is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization that serves residents in Washington D.C.’s Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods. We are inspired by the national Village movement which focuses on helping seniors age in their own homes. Village members experience reduced isolation, increased independence, and enhanced purpose of life.
Our Village began as an idea discussed at neighbors’ kitchen tables in 2013 and has become a vibrant community of more than 100 members and 150 volunteers in our two neighborhoods. We create opportunities to connect, make new friends of all ages, take part in social events and enjoy the city’s community and cultural experiences.
Our events include weekly lunches, fitness groups, book clubs, card and game sessions, Salon discussions, visits to movies or museums – the Village offers opportunities across a wide range of interests.
And if you need it, our volunteers provide around-the-house support so you can live independently and confidently in your own home. Every year our volunteers provide more than 1,500 service visits at members’ requests — a ride to the barber shop; help getting winter clothes down from high shelves; to setting up a new phone or computer; a ride to the polls; getting to shops or doctor appointments, or sometimes just a visit in the afternoon to play a game of cards.
Basic Members may participate in all social and cultural activities. Members Plus is for those who may need assistance from our volunteers. They enjoy all social and cultural activities and can request assistance from our volunteers.