Strong Communities for Life
CHAI Makes Baltimore Feel Like Home
This summer, CHAI received a call from a concerned daughter who shared that her mother, an older adult from New York, had been living in Baltimore since the start of the pandemic. The caller explained that her mother, Mrs. G, was in need of social engagement, so CHAI connected her to its Warm House program. In the few months since that phone call, Mrs. G has become one of the most active members of CHAI’s Warm House and Northwest Neighbors Connecting (NNC). She has joined the book club and is a committee member of NNC’s Staying Connected newsletter, where her poetry was recently published. Mrs. G has also been taking technology classes through the Edward A. Myerberg Center, where she is considering becoming a member. Mrs. G, now happy, engaged and thriving, has decided to relocate permanently to Baltimore and is on the waiting list for one of CHAI’s senior living communities. Thanks to CHAI’s array of services and programs for older adults, Mrs. G now lives a rich, connected life in northwest Baltimore.
Join CHAI for Good Neighbor Day
Each fall, CHAI volunteers join together to beautify and strengthen our neighborhood, collecting hundreds of pounds of trash from the Western Run stream and assisting senior homeowners with the winterization of their homes. We invite you to join the effort this year by volunteering on Sunday, November 14, for CHAI’s annual Good Neighbor Day. This year, there are three ways to participate: a Western Run Stream Clean, assisting older adults with yard care, and a DIY clean-up for your own street or neighborhood. And, if you are a resident of the Fallstaff or Colonial Village neighborhoods, there is a special community cleanup just for you. Join your friends and neighbors in making a difference in northwest Baltimore. 
Hybrid Village Gathering Welcomes Back Members and Special Guests
On a sunny afternoon in October, 27 enthusiastic members of CHAI’s Northwest Neighbors Connecting (NNC) checked into the Edward A. Myerberg Center for the first in-person Village Gathering since early 2020. While the village stayed connected by holding regular monthly meetings virtually throughout the pandemic, they have been eagerly anticipating the chance to come together safely in person once again. Spirits were high as joyful members reunited for a lively performance by Myerberg “Edutainer” Ellen Katz. Ellen’s renditions of songs from the Broadway classic “Hello Dolly” were also cast virtually, so participants had the option to join remotely. NNC looks forward to hosting the next Village Gathering on Tuesday, November 9 with guest speaker Delegate Sandy Rosenberg.
Oral History Project Interviews Community for Posterity
CHAI is a proud member of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership (NWBP), a coalition of community associations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies and faith-based institutions working collaboratively to build value from Park Circle to Pikesville. The partnership's Oral History Project will video-record and publish approximately 50 interviews with long-time residents of northwest Baltimore. The project aims to promote the rich history of Park Heights, cultivate cross-cultural conversations and encourage inter-generational learning within the northwest Baltimore community while catalyzing community change through relationship building. We look forward to sharing the final videos in early 2022.
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