Human Services

Seabury Resources for Aging

Washington, DC   |  www.seaburyresources.org

Mission

The mission of Seabury Resources for Aging is to add quality to life by providing personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.

Ruling year info

1972

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Deborah M Royster

Main address

6031 Kansas Avenue, NW www.seaburyresources.org

Washington, DC 20011 USA

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EIN

53-0204693

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Older adults (age 60+) are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. They make up 17% of the District’s total population. Thousands of older adults rely on the services provided by Seabury for their daily needs. Seabury serves older adults by addressing a number of critical issues, providing meals to those facing the threat of hunger, and housing and assistance with house maintenance to those facing the threat of homelessness. Beyond basic needs support, Seabury enhances the quality of life of older adults by providing a network of programs with services, activities, and resources to address the issues facing older adults today. Finances, health, and social isolation are a few of the common challenge areas associated with aging. Over 13% of the DC population aged 65 and older are living below the poverty line. 34% of DC older adults have a disability. According to 2010 Census data, over a third of older adults in DC do not have a personal vehicle at their disposal.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Age-In-Place®

Through our unique Age-In-Place® Volunteer Program (AIP), Seabury helps over one hundred DC seniors in Wards 4, 5, and 6 who need assistance in maintaining, and ultimately remaining in, their homes. AIP offers free heavy house cleaning and yard work, as well as other social service referrals, such as nutrition services, legal aid, and other free or affordable in-home services. The program allows these seniors to remain where they prefer to live in familiar and comfortable surroundings, and reinforces their sense of independence and control over their lives. AIP maintains the safety and cleanliness of their homes, which benefits their neighborhoods and the larger community as well. Age-In-Place® is an inter-generational program fueled by teams of volunteers, many representing student and church youth groups--both local and national.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

The Home First® Residences, three family-style homes in Northeast DC—Pleasant Hill (a Community Residential Facility, licensed by the Department of Health), House of Togetherness, and Andrus House, a Universally-Designed home incorporating adaptable design features for the aged—offer permanent housing for 20 primarily low-income seniors. Over 90 percent of these seniors are formerly homeless. The Residences help them age in a supportive and safe environment with dignity and respect. Since 1981, the Residences have provided housing to 135 formerly homeless seniors. The average length of stay is 12 years, and the average age is 75 years old. The program currently serves two residents who have resided in the houses for over 28 years. The primary outcome for the residential homes program is to sustain and provide quality permanent housing for 20 residents and further connect them with in-house or community services that address their health and psycho-social needs. To this end, staff and volunteers engage residents in a holistic program of regularly-scheduled physical, social, and inter-generational activities to enhance their health and quality of life. The importance of proper nutrition in the lives of our elderly has also played a vital role in the functioning of the residences in recent years. The Community Residential Facility (CRF) is licensed by the DC Department of Health to serve eight vulnerable seniors with disabilities. We provide 24 hour staff coverage, food, house cleaning, laundry services, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and medication management, and medical transportation.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Ward 5 and Ward 6 Lead Agencies: The Ward 5 and Ward 6 Lead Agencies offer free weekday congregate lunches at community dining sites throughout Wards 5 and 6. They also provide weekend and weekday lunch delivery to the homebound elderly, nutrition counseling and education, health promotion, case management, and recreational activities through the nutrition sites. The Ward 5 Lead Agency also administers the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This is also a free citywide service which provides weekday lunch, life skills training for the blind and visually impaired, braille training, arts and crafts, and other social and recreational events. Free transportation is offered to and from the Center. Ward 5 has engaged in active outreach in the past year to increase the Center participant numbers.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Seabury's Care Management program provides private geriatric care management while offering subsidies to low- and moderate-income seniors and their families who otherwise might not have access to services. Care Management provides guidance to older adults and their family caregivers as they face the financial, health, and emotional challenges that often accompany aging. Seabury has a dedicated, experienced team of care managers who customize their services to the needs of each individual client. Seabury's Care Management service offers a below-market rate in an area where the vast majority of care management companies are for-profit. Care Management also offers a consultation service to provide one-time, individualized counseling and resources as well as a free helpline. Services are provided throughout the District of Columbia, Montgomery, and Prince George's County in Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Caregivers

Connector is a free citywide transportation service for District residents age 60 and older, providing rides to adult day services, shopping trips, and recreational outings, inside of the beltway. Connector operates a home delivered meal program to homebound, frail elderly. The Connector also offers ConnectorCard, a ground transportation fare discount program in the form of a debit card, and subsidized by the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) according to income.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Congregational Resources conducts outreach with congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the United Church of Christ Potomac Association to partner with them to serve and honor older adults and caregivers. Congregational Resources continues to nurture relationships with congregations through clergy and lay outreach, speaking engagements, exhibits, and events. Seabury’s largest annual event, Seabury Celebration of Service, is a celebration of older adults’ service to congregations held at Washington National Cathedral. Congregational Resources also created Sightlines, which is now expanding with the support of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Sightlines is a six-week program that encourages discussion among older adults about the spirituality of aging and finding meaning in new or old passions as one ages.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Situated in the cozy neighborhood village of Tenleytown, the District of Columbia, Friendship Terrace Retirement Community offers comfortable and secure apartments, an evening meal, and a lively social and cultural lifestyle. The Senior Living facility features 180 housing units.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Springvale Terrace offers the affordable alternative to assisted living. Located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, residents who require assistance are able to benefit from three different levels of tailored personal care provided by caring nursing staff.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Out & About connects DC LGBTQ older adults through wellness programs, cultural events and conversations designed to address the concerns within the community. It is our mission to better understand the growing needs of LGBTQ older adults through listening, creating, and delivering programming with sensitivity, knowledge, and pride.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Model Cities Senior Wellness Center offers a variety of comprehensive programs, classes and activities designed to educate and promote active and healthy aging for older adults in DC. Free for DC residents 60 years of age and older.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2017

Combined Federal Campaign 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Seabury provides 346 units of affordable, independent and assisted living for older adults, including one licensed Community Residential Facility for vulnerable older adults with disabilities.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Wards 5 and 6 Lead Agencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Wards 5 and 6 provided 300,686 congregate weekday and home-delivered weekday and weekend meals to low-income and homebound older adults.

Hours of case management and counseling provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Care Management

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Seabury provides care management, case management, counseling, and nutrition counseling throughout the greater DC area and at our community dining sites in Wards 5 and 6 of the District.

Number of trips provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Seabury Connector

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Seabury Connector provided 56,360 medical trips, 31,489 adult day care trips, 51,682 recreational and grocery group trips (shopping and excursions), 84,882 wellness trips for older adults.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Seabury’s goals, as outlined in the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, are as follows: ● Maintain Operational Excellence: Seabury will increase collaboration between programs to connect more older adults to services, strengthen inter-organization relationships to develop a cohesive culture, and build organizational capacity through staff training. ● Diversify Funding Strategies: Seabury will cultivate partnerships in other geographic areas, expand the Board’s role in fundraising, and strengthen our relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. ● Create Innovative Programming: Seabury will build relationships with local housing authorities to enhance Seabury's visibility as a significant provider of affordable senior housing, and to identify new opportunities to acquire additional affordable senior housing communities. Seabury will explore funding and expansion opportunities for Seabury's Home First® Residences, emphasizing the success of this model in addressing chronic homelessness for older adults. ● Strengthen Diversity Programming Seabury will develop its capacity to serve isolated populations including LGBTQ older adults, those with visual impairment, and non English speaking populations.

Strategic Goals: 2011-2016<br/><br/>A. Enhance corporate infrastructure: Given the growth of Seabury over the past several years, the organization needs to have the proper corporate organizational infrastructure that will soundly support the provision of Seabury's expanding senior housing and resources. Adequate staffing and management structures, supervision and reporting policies and procedures, allocation of insurance and other benefits are some examples of the type of corporate infrastructure that need to be in place in order to ensure efficient and smooth management operations and board accountability. <br/>B. Strengthen Seabury's financial position.<br/>C. Focus on fund raising and capital formation.<br/>D. Strengthen core competencies and programs: Core services include "Aging in Place" (providing volunteers to help older persons remain in their own homes), the Home First Residences, Ward 5 and 6 Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), Seabury Care Management Services, Congregational Resources and continued overall advocacy for seniors. Seabury should also be open to taking on new service opportunities when from a service/ministry and financial perspective they seem to be sound ventures.<br/>E. Assure the long-term viability of Springvale Terrace. In 2014 the facility completed, on time and on budget, a multi-million dollar renovation.<br/>F. Change focus for expanding housing from new development to acquisition/ preservation: Rather than focusing on new development opportunities, the organization should more intentionally consider additional acquisitions of existing properties. As Section 8 contracts continue to expire and tax credit properties reach their 15-year obligation for ownership, it is more likely that new opportunities for expanding the affordable housing inventory through acquisitions of these properties will become available. Seabury should be postured to take advantage of these opportunities and develop a strategy for seeking them out.<br/>G. Continue to strengthen the relationship with the Diocese, the Potomac United Church of Christ Association and other churches: <br/>For many years, Seabury has enjoyed a special status within the Diocese as the diocesan institution that carries out the aging ministry of the Diocese. This is articulated in a renewed covenant between Seabury and the Diocese of Washington, which extends through 2014. With the installation of a new bishop, effective November 2011, it is incumbent upon Seabury to expand awareness and educate many in the Diocese about the important role that Seabury plays in the ministry of aging.<br/>H. Continue to strengthen the board while maintaining diversity in age, gender, ethnicity/race, and geographical location.

Founded in 1924, Seabury Resources for Aging was originally incorporated as the Episcopal Church Home to provide affordable retirement living options. A single family home became the first residence for older adults, and within a decade, there were five homes and 31 residents. The Episcopal Church Home was moved to a historic home and modern addition in Georgetown in 1958 where it thrived for 33 years, after which the property was sold and proceeds were shifted to support community-based services responding to the need for older adults to age in place. In 1970, Seabury at Friendship Terrace, with 180 apartments, was opened with a long term loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1995, the Episcopal Church Home was renamed Episcopal Senior Ministries, and later renamed Seabury Resources for Aging, and began its outreach to older adults who prefer to remain in their own homes and communities. In 1996, our Care Management program was developed to partner with older adults, their families, and other caregivers to manage the unique health and lifestyle challenges associated with aging. In 2000, Christian Communities Group Homes (CCGH), later renamed Seabury at Home First, brought its 20-year history of providing housing for formerly homeless older adults as well as the volunteer Age-In-Place® program to Seabury operating as a subsidiary. In 2009, Seabury was appointed by the District of Columbia Office on Aging as the Lead Agency to plan and provide services for older adults living in DC's Ward 5. We also assumed management of the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which provides Braille and communication skills training, music therapy, and activities for older adults who are losing or have lost their vision. Also in 2009, Seabury acquired Seabury at Springvale Terrace, offering independent and assisted living, and partnered with Coordinated Services Management to manage the day-to-day operations of both Friendship and Springvale Terrace. In 2012, the DC Office on Aging selected Seabury Resources for Aging to operate the citywide transportation service, now called Seabury Connector. In 2013, Seabury added the Ward 6 Lead Agency to its family of services Also, in 2013 the nonprofit Home First® merged into Seabury. From that merger Seabury gained two programs, the Home First® Residences and Age-In-Place®. Home First® provides shared housing and different levels of support for very low-income and formerly homeless older adults. Age-In-Place® brings volunteers to the homes of older adults to do free yard work and cleaning. In June 2018, Seabury received a grant from the DC Office on Aging (DCOA) to pilot a new program for LGBTQ older adults. The program, “Out and About” engages older LGBTQ adults in social activities around a meal to encourage connections within the community with the goal of reducing social isolation. In October 2018, Seabury began operating the Model Cities Senior Wellness Center.

Because of Seabury's deep partnership with the DC Office on Aging, for several of our community programs, great importance is placed on program evaluation. Seabury has found this impact evaluation model as a self-assessment technique extremely useful. The purpose of impact evaluation is to provide evidence of the effectiveness of specific programs and services. Formative evaluation is an assessment of efforts prior to their completion for the purpose of improving the efforts. Formative evaluation is particularly useful in evaluating long-term client or customer-centered services. The formative evaluation process incorporates several steps: • --Development of specific measurable impact objectives that describe how the clients' condition will be changed/ improved. • --Formative evaluation specific periodic monthly, quarterly evaluation studies. • --Program monitoring to ensure that objectives' biweekly benchmarks are kept on target. • --Weekly site monitoring and documentation of data associated with services are tracked. • --Weekly monitoring and documentation of service unit accomplishments. • --Bi-weekly team meetings for case management review and follow-up. • --Staff development and training to maintain staff and volunteer proficiency. • --Staff evaluation and performance appraisals. • --Monthly written reports of program accomplishments. • --Monthly review by Seabury's CEO, COO, Board Committees and the Board as a whole. • --Summative evaluation (evaluation at year end performance goals and outcome measures) Summative evaluation is done at the conclusion of the program. This type of evaluation attempts to determine the success of the project. Summative evaluation seeks to answer the questions — were goals met, were participants satisfied, did they benefit from Seabury's services, was effectiveness found, were the end results cost-effective, and whether the program or service should be repeated or replicated.

Seabury Community Programs--FY 2018 Results Age-In-Place® & Home First® Residences The Age-In-Place® program served 121 unique seniors in Wards 4, 5, and 6 with 285 projects. Age-In-Place® coordinated 1,545 volunteers to provide 4,291 hours of service. Home First® Residences continues to provide permanent and supportive shared housing for 20 very low-income older adults through three family-style residential homes based in northeast DC. A Community Residential Facility (CRF), Pleasant Hill, is licensed by the DC Department of Health and provides assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL’s) to eight very fragile older adults. Care Management Care Management served 170 clients at a total of 5,128 hours. Over 13% percent of these hours are subsidized. 365 hours of free assistance and guidance were provided via the Care Management Infoline. 100% of these hours are subsidized. In addition, Care Management provided approximately four caregiver support groups each month. Care Management also provided three CEU’s for case managers and social workers on aging and LGBTQ cultural competency. This training was also provided to our own Care Managers to ensure that our clients are treated with dignity and respect, and that their specific needs are met. Congregational Resources Congregational Resources conducted outreach to local congregations to connect them to resources they need. Seabury offers support to 122 congregations throughout the District and greater Washington area, reaching an estimated 775 older adults. Congregational Resources Coordinator, Elizabeth Boyd, developed Sightlines, a program that encourages discussion among older adults about the spirituality of aging and finding meaning in new or old passions as one ages. Ms. Boyd led two pilots in August and February. Connector Connector provided 56,363 medical trips, 31,489 adult day care trips, 51,682 recreational and grocery group trips (shopping and excursions), 84,882 wellness trips. From October 2017 through September 2018, Seabury Connector's Home Delivered Meal program delivered 137,159 meals. ConnectorCard surpassed its card enrollment goal and now has 416 registered ConnectorCard users. Ward 5 Lead Agency The Ward 5 Lead Agency served 85,004 congregate meals and 120,877 home delivered weekday and weekend meals. Ward 5 provided 3,591 hours of case management and 105,917 hours of recreation and socialization. Ward 6 Lead Agency The Ward 6 Lead Agency provided 34,169 congregate meals and 75,716 weekday and weekend home delivered meals. Ward 6 provided 2,053 hours of case management and 55,493 hours of socialization and recreation. Seabury at Friendship Terrace & Seabury at Springvale Terrace Seabury at Friendship Terrace provides independent, affordable housing to 180 older adults. Seabury at Springvale Terrace offers a home to 146 older adults, supporting both independent and assisted living.

Financials

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Seabury Resources for Aging

Board of directors
as of 9/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Gerald Perez

retired

John Welch

Mercer

Elizabeth Dietel

private practice

Grace Lewis

retired

Paula Singleton

retired

Rasheen Carbin

Stuart Gerson

Marti Bailey

Gloria Grant

Joseph Howell

Craig McCullough

Kay Rogers

Mike Saewitz

Susan Spurlark

Marcus Braxton

Nikhil Kumtha

Bijoy Verghese

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Senior, Seniors, Senior Service, Elderly, Aging, Senior Housing, Episcopal, Episcopalian, Housing, Transportation, Care Management