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Washington D.C. Senior Living Resources

Washington, DC is the home of our nation's government and a hub for great entertainment, rich culture and community. The city has a wide range of senior living options designed to fit every lifestyle and budget. Senior living in Washington, DC includes affordable group settings, as well as upscale senior living accommodations making it an ideal place for seniors to live.

Washington DC Scholarships

Washington DC Scholarship

The greater Washington DC area has had the most finalists and most winners of any state; in fact the 2016 scholarship went to a student from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. We want to encourage more outstanding applications and are now providing one additional scholarship (6 total chances) to students attending any Washington DC area college.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Please fill out the short online student information form.
  2. Send a signed copy of the Scholarship Award Agreement to, the easiest way to do this is to print the PDF file, fill it out and scan it back into your computer so that you can email it as an attachment. Alternately, you can print it, fill it out and then take a clear picture of it and email that file to us.
  3. Send your essay to, essays should be between 400 and 700 words long.
  4. Essays and signed agreements may be sent in the same email, please make sure your name is in the subject line.
  5. You must be planning on a career working with senior citizens in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
  6. All application materials must reach us by 11:59pm April 15, 2017.

Essay Topic

The essay topic for the 2017 school year is based on the Andy Rooney quote "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." See the scholarship information page for more topic details.

Local Insights

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Median Senior Living Costs

Washington DC

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Senior Living in Washington, DC is:

  • 0.6% less expensive than the state of DC
  • 40.6% more expensive than the South region
  • 29.3% more expensive than the nation as a whole
Use our Senior Living Cost Index to learn more about senior living costs in your area.

Professional Senior Services

Explore the Directory to find local senior products and services that meet the needs of you and your family.

Alzheimer's & Dementia


As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter provides help and hope to more than 66,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the District of Columbia, five counties in suburban and Southern Maryland and eleven counties in Northern Virginia.


The Memory Disorders Program, part of the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center, provides clinical services and conducts research. Patients may utilize the clinic services for evaluation, treatment, and follow-up care. Additionally, we offer patients the opportunity to participate in a variety of research studies, including studies of novel treatments and new diagnostic methods.

Elder Law Attorneys


The Elder & Disability Law Center is a small elder care law firm serving Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland with a personalized and holistic approach to creating life-care plans.

The Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Group at Ferrante & Dill, LLC is equipped to guide you through the process of creating Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives as well as helping you prepare for those challenges you might face as you grow older. We also help you plan for incapacity or disability so that your assets are protected for you and your children. We recognize that planning for the future while living in the present can be difficult and want to help make the process less of a burden for you.

Compassionate, Convenient and Comprehensive Estate and Elder Law Planning for Seniors Caregivers and Family.

We provide senior clients with needed special services, elder law representation, Medicaid advice, asset protection planning or guardianship planning.

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships, and Asset Preservation Planning with offices in Rockville, Columbia, Frederick, and Hagerstown, Maryland. House calls available upon request for no additional charge.

Financial Advisors

Baygroup Insurance is an independent insurance brokerage committed to providing comprehensive consumer education and insurance solutions from highly-rated insurance companies. Baygroup Insurance is a broker of high quality long term care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and health insurance policies. We have the expertise to help you find the solution that best meets your budget and your needs.

I help seniors who wish to stay independent and safe as long as possible. I help with bill paying, insurance claims, organization of tax documents, and liaison with your legal, tax, and investment professionals.

Health, Medical & Safety


Nursing Home Dental Care is a comprehensive mobile dental program co-developed in 1997 by dentists and residential care facilities to improve oral health and quality of life for geriatric and other long-term care residents.

Low Vision Specialists of MD & VA provides better vision to patients suffering from Macular Degeneration and other vision-limiting conditions. We have successfully changed the lives of patients by giving them the gift of seeing their children's and grandchildren's faces, the ability to read a book, and the enjoyment of many of life's simple pleasures.

Home Care

Trinity Home Care Services, a reliable home health agency that fits your needs. We are here 24/7, all 365 days of the year to assist you and your family. We provide a full range of home health care services.

Real Estate Services

Catherine Seybold - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(571) 510-0456

Simplifying the home real estate process for senior and caregivers.

As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, I am especially qualified to assist clients with life transitions related to their homes. I'm able to guide clients through the transition process to provide resources to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Transitioning a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience. We are here to help. As experienced Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES), we have assisted homeowners transition from homes they have lived in for many, many years. We have a Five Step Senior Transition Plan created to ease the burden of selling a home on the homeowner and the family.

Senior Activities


The staff at the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center are available to link seniors with health and social services as needed in addition to planning a packed schedule of fun and educational activities. These activities can include card and board game sessions, Bible studies, quilting groups, and outings to the theater, farmers market, and more.

Senior Moving

(703) 476-2260

Home Marketing Services for Seniors is a home sale and marketing consulting service just for seniors moving to retirement communities.

Let's Move provides a full range of organizational and move management services designed to help people through the move transition experience. Services include downsizing, space planning, staging, packing and unpacking, settling in, and transition management.

The Market House has established a business of assisting seniors and the aging population with their "rightsizing" needs when transitioning out of a home. Our many services include estate sales, organizing and decluttering, home clean outs and liquidation. Our job is defined by the needs of the client because everyone is different, therefore, so are their circumstances. The process can be extremely overwhelming, but we are ready to help!

Senior Services

Copy yourself! A Second Me is a professional errand service that saves you and your family time, specializing in special needs assistance, senior assistance, caretakers, and professionals to help you get more done.

We provide non-emergency medical transportation and small group shuttle bus service for the senior population.


The medical center treats over 50,000 veterans and has over 500,000 outpatient visits each year. The Washington DC VAMC is the only VA medical center to hold three medical school affiliations. It is also affiliated with many other colleges and universities in such areas as pharmacy, rehabilitation medicine, biomedical engineering, dietetics, social work, nursing and medical center management.

The aging process is not easy, but We Care Management, LLC is here to assist you in improving your quality of life. Whether you are the one who is struggling, or it is someone else you are worried about, we will work with you to tackle all of the concerns head on. Many things can cause an imbalance in the life of an aging person; medical changes, a decline in daily functioning, memory impairment, multiple losses, and becoming more dependent on others, these are just a few examples. We Care Management, LLC provides a free consultation, assessments, goal setting while prioritizing what is important to the individual and the people supporting them, resource referral, coordination of resources, oversight of the resources and the progress made toward achieving goals.

Local Attractions and Amenities

Upcoming Washington Senior Events
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Jan 03, 2017 through May 23, 2017
Fairfax, VA
Jan 09, 2017 through May 19, 2017
Montgomery Village, MD
Feb 15, 2017 through Jun 21, 2017
Burtonsville, MD
Mar 07, 2017 through Apr 25, 2017
Fairfax, VA
Mar 07, 2017 through Dec 26, 2017
Germantown, MD
Mar 20, 2017 through Jun 30, 2017
Silver Spring, MD
Apr 27, 2017
8:00 PM
Washington, DC

Graduating theatre and musical theatre students present original dramatic work and songs. Artistic direction by Randy Baker. Production contains mature themes.

Tickets: $10-15
RSVP Required:

Apr 28, 2017
8:00 PM
Washington, DC

Graduating theatre and musical theatre students present original dramatic work and songs. Artistic direction by Randy Baker. Production contains mature themes.

Tickets: $10-15
RSVP Required:

Apr 29, 2017
2:00 PM
Washington, DC

Graduating theatre and musical theatre students present original dramatic work and songs. Artistic direction by Randy Baker. Production contains mature themes.

Tickets: $10-15
RSVP Required:

Apr 29, 2017
8:00 PM
Washington, DC

Graduating theatre and musical theatre students present original dramatic work and songs. Artistic direction by Randy Baker. Production contains mature themes.

Tickets: $10-15
RSVP Required:

May 01, 2017 through Aug 28, 2017
Fairfax, VA
May 02, 2017
Potomac, MD
May 23, 2017 through Jul 18, 2017
Fairfax, VA
May 23, 2017
7:00 AM
Sterling, VA
The 2017 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid will be held at Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C., in Potomac Falls, Va. This will mark the first time that the most historic and...
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Upcoming Washington Volunteer Events for Seniors
Nov 22, 2016 through Dec 29, 2017
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The Vision of Unique Residential Care Center is for those we serve to enjoy their environment while maintaining their dignity, independence and quality of life to the best extent possible....

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The Sanctuary Intergenerational Senior Villages is a new non-profit organization that will be providing senior village services to residents of the Eastland Gardens community of Washington, DC. We...
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We need a volunteer manager for a "hunger run". A hunger run would be arranging an event, publicizing an event, bringing groups of people together, making healthy meals and delivering the meals.


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Many nursing home residents experience periods of loneliness, as they adjust to being in a new environment or certain life changes such as the death of a spouse/family member. The Resident...
Washington, DC

Volunteer Support Group Facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support groups provide a...

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