JULY 2016 EDITION
Unique Residential Care Center (URCC), a VMT managed facility, is a five-star, award-winning nursing home that has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and AHCA/NCAL as one of the best nursing homes in the  country, and we are right in your neighborhood.   VMT Long Term Care Management, Inc. has been a leader in the community since 1988 and we are at the forefront of senior care in the DC metropolitan area.
YOUR UNIQUE NEWS!
VMT New Website is Now Live!
This is an exciting time for VMT and URCC as we prepare for the future of our company.  As many of you know,  VMT has launched our newly designed website and we welcome you all to experience the website firsthand.  We now have extensive FAQ sections to make everything we do at VMT and URCC easy to understand. If you're interested in learning more, you can click below to see the new website for yourself!
Dr. V's 70th Birthday Celebration
VMT's CEO and Owner Dr. Solanges
Vivens, known to many as Dr. V, recently 
celebrated her 70th birthday in grand fashion at the National Press Club.  It was a night of fun with cocktails, dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Right On Band and DJ rich Life. The tagline for the night was "70 is the New 50" and Dr. V sure did party like that was the case.  Click below to see pictures. 
RCAB Donations for Residents' Bus
In celebration of her 70th Birthday, our CEO and Owner, Dr. Solanges Vivens graciously requested that in lieu of gifts, her guests make a donation to RCAB to assist with the purchase of a new wheelchair-accessible bus for our residents! We are pleased to announce that RCAB received a total of $7,120.39 in generous donations and Dr. Vivens pledged to match those donations! To date, we've gone from a total of $25,000 to $40,000 and we are well on our way to reaching our $75,000 goal.

If you are interested in making a donation, no matter how big or small, please click the  DONATE NOW button under the picture of the van.
The Rebranding of VMT & URCC
Our company is in the process of a total makeover!  It is out with the old and in with the new here at VMT.  We've completely redesigned our VMT Long Term Care Management logo, our Unique Residential Care Center logo, and much more.  We've also updated our social media accounts and  information so please feel free to follow VMT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to get the the latest and most up-to-date information regarding VMT and Unique Residential Care Center (a VMT managed facility.) More changes are in the works so please stay connected with us!
YSOP Takes URCC By Storm!
The Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) volunteers are making a difference at URCC! During the month of June, volunteers were a tremendous help by serving the residents refreshments and engaging them in fun activities also.   The volunteers always give rave reviews about their experience at URCC. In July we anticipate several more groups of volunteers, traveling from places as distant as Afton, Minnesota.  We always welcome YSOP as they have become a staple here at Unique Residential Care Center.    
VMT at Chevy Chase Community Health Fair
VMT was recently in the community at the Chevy Chase Community Center Health and Wellness Fair along with the YMCA.  There we interacted and shared information with older adults interested in learning more about their future healthcare options.  During the fair, the YMCA pumped up the music and had an upbeat dance instructor show the attendees some new moves.  A great time was had by all. Click below to see more about the event!
An Upgraded Unique Boutique  
Starting June 28, the Unique Boutique will be open every Tuesday and Friday during the hours of 12:30pm-1:30pm. The Unique Boutique is a service available free of charge to our residents to shop for clothing, shoes, toiletries and a host of other items.  The goal is to enhance the residents’ quality of life as they experience the independence of shopping for themselves. Volunteer Services is also working hard to give the Boutique an inviting new look, so that the residents will enjoy their experience even more!

The Boutique is always in need of donations; for more information, contact:

Monique Way, Volunteer Coordinator at
(202) 535-2094
VMT at Delta Towers Health Fair
VMT Home Health Agency attended the Delta Towers Health Fair on Thursday, June 23rd where we made ourselves available to the senior community for blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.  We have built a strong relationship with the DC community and places like Delta Towers to ensure that no only are we at the forefront of senior care, but we are there when the community needs us.  If you or your loved one are in need of home care or if you just want to get more information about the VMT Home Health Agency, please click the button below.
National Nursing Home Week

The residents at Unique Residential Care Center actively participated in National Nursing Home Week in the Month of May. There was an array of special events for that whole week which consisted of Build your own Sundae, Root Beer Social, Snow Cone Social, Performances from Washington Performing Arts, Outing to a Blues Concert at West Minister Church and a Candle Light Dance with D.J Smooth Entertainment in the main dining room which was decorated beautifully.  The resident  thoroughly enjoyed the Candle Light      Dance which consisted of dance contests, music trivia, Sing-alongs and an assortment of prizes distributed to the residents by D.J Smooth Entertainment. There was over 50 residents that participated in this special event. The Unique Residential Care Center Staff also danced and participated with the residents in the Candlelight Dance Event.
Unique Father's Day Luncheon

The Unique Father's Day Luncheon and program was facilitated in the Main Dining Room on June 19th with Entertainment from singer/pianists Kelvin Page. The Father's were dressed very nicely and the Food Service Dept served a delicious southern lunch which consisted turkey wings, collard greens, macaroni & cheese, potato salad, apple cider, apple pie and potato bread. The Recreation Dept, and the Nursing Department assisted with this event. There were cash prizes for "Best Dressed Father". In all, the Unique Residential Care Center Father's and some of their  family that attended enjoyed this truly special event. We look forward to next year's event.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES NEWS!
Muhammad Ali once said, "The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth." He was known as the People's Champion, not only for his excellence in boxing, but because he lived his life in service to humanity. Volunteers are Champions because you make a difference! 
Unique Residential Care Center is always looking for committed volunteers to assist in enhancing the quality of life for our residents. Those interested in applying for a volunteer position can visit our website  , connect with us on our  VolunteerMatch page  or contact Monique Way, Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at  (202) 535-2094  or via email at  mway@urccenter.com.
We want to serve you better and engage you in meaningful experiences! If you've volunteered with us, please take a moment to complete the Volunteer Satisfaction Survey:
VOLUNTEER WITH RCAB!
OR... DONATE TO RCAB TODAY! 
The Resident Community Advisory Board (RCAB) directly supports the residents of Unique Residential Care Center by providing the resources to fund numerous activities that our residents thoroughly enjoy. With your contribution, RCAB can continue to sponsor outings, cookouts, in-house games/activities, and more. Thank you for your ongoing support!  

RCAB is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your financial support is tax deductible as permitted by law.  
P lease make checks out to:

JB Johnson/RCAB

If you would like to send a donation by mail, our address is:

Unique Residential Care Center
901 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Attn: Ms. Monique Way
Volunteer Services Department
mway@urccenter.com
202-535-2094

If you would like to make an online payment with credit or debit card, please click the
DONATE NOW link below.
DON'T FORGET UPCOMING RESIDENT EVENTS...

September 5th, 2016
Labor Day Cookout
Location: URCC's Courtyard 
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm


VMT: AT THE FOREFRONT OF SENIOR CARE & EDUCATION
VMT Education Center

Our slogan is “We Train, We Hire!” We are one of the only schools in DC that not only trains Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants, we hire them as well.  We have our own  post-acute nursing facility (Unique Residential Care Center) and our own  Home Health Agency (VMT Home Health Agency)  and do most of our hiring from our graduating classes!!
VMT Home Health Agency

At VMT Home Health Agency, we pride ourselves in putting our patients first. We have a compassionate  staff and have been providing quality home health care services since 1995.  One of the most important things to us is caring for your loved one. VMT Home Health Agency shares your concern and we pride ourselves in putting our patients first.
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 We strive to successfully provide quality services by understanding the unique needs of our residents, anticipating and exceeding their expectations on a daily basis.

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