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AROUND TOWN/Aging in Place at Mount Vernon

Gale Curcio
By Gale Curcio
Posted on Jun 23,2010
Filed Under News , Community, Entertainment , Local Style,
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Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Mary-Carroll Potter, one of the founding members of Mount Vernon At Home is congratulated by Rocky Curtis as she wins one of the raffle prizes.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Mary-Carroll Potter, one of the founding members of Mount Vernon At
Home is congratulated by Rocky Curtis as she wins one of the raffle prizes.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Earlier this month more than 100 people came together to "CELEBRATE Mount Vernon At Home" at historic River Farm. The event came on the heels of more than three years of hard work, planning and preparation, and was used as Mount Vernon At Home’s launch event.

Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />A large crowd listens to speakers during
Photo by Gale Curcio
A large crowd listens to speakers during
"CELEBRATE Mount Vernon At Home"
at historic River Farm.

Even though a torrential downpour came through just as guests began to gather, they still enjoyed drinks, light refreshments, and lovely views of gardens and the Potomac.

Mount Vernon At Home launched its initial programs in Fall 2009 and is now enrolling members.
 
The newly created program, modeled after others around the country, provides its members with practical solutions, the services of willing volunteers, and the heightened confidence to enable successful “aging in place.”

Examples of MVAH services include assistance from volunteers with home and yard maintenance, rides to shopping, medical appointments, and restaurants, and referrals to reliable service providers, together with an array of social programs and cultural outings.
 
For more information on the benefits of membership, call Executive Director, Jeff Reed, at 703-303-4060, or send an email to info@mountvernonathome.org to schedule an introductory meeting. 
 

Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Gerry Hyland picks a raffle winner from basket held by Virginia Hodgkinson, while Jeff Reed looks on during
Photo by Gale Curcio
Gerry Hyland picks a raffle winner from basket
held by Virginia Hodgkinson, while Jeff Reed
looks on during "CELEBRATE Mount Vernon
At Home" at historic River Farm.

A Dance Recital at Hollin Hall

Julie Houghton, owner of The Dance Studio at Hollin Hall, has been teaching and performing dance in the Washington, DC area since 1971. Last week, she held the 15th Annual Dance Recital for the students in her classes.

Ranging in ages from 4 to 14, the girls finally had a chance to demonstrate what all of those hours of practice steps had produced.

Titled "Books, Stories & Poems," the girls performed to such tunes as ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Love Story’ and ‘Wicked.’ There were a total of 36 routines that were performed for proud moms and dads, grandmas and friends.

Helping with sound and lighting were Martha and Tom Lear; as well as Haley, Laura-Paige, Carly, Lily, Katie, Jackie, Julia, Cady, Colleen, Valerie and teen and adult students who helped backstage.


Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Older dancers perform the first routine, ‘The Book Club.’
Photo by Gale Curcio
Older dancers perform the first routine,
‘The Book Club.’


Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Girls wait for their opening number.<br />
Photo by Gale Curcio
Girls wait for their opening number.



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Dancers look offstage for their next cue.<br />
Photo by Gale Curcio
Dancers look offstage for their next cue.



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />All in a row – almost.<br />
Photo by Gale Curcio
All in a row – almost.



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Pretty in pink.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Pretty in pink.






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