Strong Communities for Life
Peabody Musicians Bring Music to the Villages
CHAI is dedicated to keeping the residents of its Weinberg Senior Living Communities safe, empowered and engaged. Through an innovative partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Weinberg Village residents are invited to participate in a pilot program that brings classically trained musicians to their doors. On Sunday, October 17, three recent Peabody graduates—a cellist, a pianist and a violinist—will perform an inaugural concert at the Villages. The musicians will then play and teach music during a 6-month onsite residency, playing four days per week on various floors of each building so that the residents can enjoy the music without gathering in large groups. There will also be small concerts and opportunities for residents to take lessons with the musicians.
Myerberg Bridge Club Begins
On Monday, the Edward A. Myerberg
Center staff welcomed a group of twenty bridge enthusiasts to participate in the very first meeting of the Myerberg Bridge Club. The Myerberg is excited to be hosting American Contract Bridge League sanctioned games with Bridge Club director Ron Geagle on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00 pm. Prior to the start of the game, players shared how nice it was to play face-to-face once again, after playing virtually for so long. If you love bridge or have always wanted to learn, please join us. In addition to Bridge Club, the Myerberg Center offers many onsite programs and classes and continues to build its entire virtual portfolio for those who prefer to join in from home.
Navigating Away from Eviction
As a result of the pandemic, many families are struggling to keep up with their rent and are living one emergency away from losing their home. In response to this crisis, CHAI launched a new rental housing counseling service earlier this year. In the past several weeks, CHAI’s certified housing counselors have been responding to a quickly growing volume of calls from renters facing the threat of eviction. It is important that renters and landlords know that there are steps they can take to avoid eviction. If you or someone you know is struggling with the threat of eviction, please contact Stephanie Davis, CHAI’s Housing Counseling Program Manager,
The Power of Strong Communities
At CHAI, we know that enhancing resident engagement helps promote stronger and more vibrant neighborhoods. Last month, CHAI had the opportunity to invite community residents, community association leaders, school principals and parent leaders to learn together through a two-part training with NeighborWorks America—Breaking with Isolation: The Power of Neighbors and Strong Coalitions: Building on Common Interests. These engaging webinars focused on developing solidarity among neighbors to build community, providing a foundation for sustainable civic engagement, building partnerships to bring about lasting change and learning techniques for sharing resources, managing information, developing human capital and facilitating community empowerment.
On Thursday, October 14,
Connect with your community members in a four-part series to explore the overlap and friction between women of diverse backgrounds who live, work, pray
and play in northwest Baltimore.
Participants from previous cohorts
are welcome.
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