Fellowship Square provides affordable housing and services for older adults.
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New Year, New Me    

The calendar starts anew and it’s time to think of how to make 2019 a better year – what goals we want to achieve and personal challenges we want to overcome.  Like the rest of us, Fellowship House residents are pledging to make changes to their own lives:

  • Mr. Vuong says he plans to exercise every day 
  • Ms. Huffman says her resolution is to lose weight and spend more time with family and friends
  • Ms. Brown pledges to take a trip somewhere but she’s not yet sure where she wants to go
  • Ms. Herring wants to maintain her health and have less trips to the doctor
  • Ms. Byrd wants to declutter her apartment
  • Mrs. Kennon pledges to make healthier food choices

Their resolutions are all too familiar to me – and probably to you, too.

Whether you are a habitual resolution-maker each January 1, or like some, don’t believe in making annual resolutions, I hope your 2019 plans include continued support to Fellowship Square. We not only provide housing for 800+ seniors with little to no income, but we provide an array of programs and services, none of which would be possible without the generous support we receive from individuals like you.

Thank you for all you do to support seniors in our community. I wish you the best of luck in accomplishing your 2019 goals – or resolutions. Happy New Year!
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Christy Zeitz
Executive Director
P.S. Check out this  short video from AARP – it may change your mind about a common compliment that we’ve all given at one time or another.
2019 is off to a Great Start
Fellowship Square has been awarded $25,000 from the  Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) to conduct an evaluation and assessment of the programs and services we provide to Fellowship House residents. This grant will allow us to understand the impact our programs have on residents’ health and well-being and identify gaps in services that we can seek to fulfill through community partnerships, volunteers and fundraising efforts.
Fellowship Square Board Member Receives Egan Excellence Award
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Fellowship Square board member Tony Esse , who is also Lake Anne Fellowship House board president, received the Conrad Egan Excellence Award on Dec. 13 to recognize his exceptional efforts, contributions and achievements at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)  where Tony is Associate Director of the Design, Development and Construction Division.

Conrad Egan was the former chair of the HCD and the award recognizes exceptional efforts and contributions of staff. The Awards have four categories including: Achievement, Service, Leadership and Collaboration. 

Pictured above are Tony Esse, Chairman Schwaninger, Vice-Chair Jonas, Tom Fleetwood , HCD Director

Congratulations to Tony Esse on his Award for Achievement!
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C ongratulations to Debbie Franco , Regional Property Manager – Northern Virginia Region at S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. , who oversees the management of Fellowship Square properties. Debbie received the Corporate Employee of the Year award during the company’s Multifamily Awards Luncheon held in Norfolk, VA in December 2018

Congratulations, Debbie!  Well Deserved!
New Year's Celebrations
Lake Ridge Fellowship House had a wonderful turn out for their New Year’s festivities with some 50 residents in attendance.  Numerous prizes were raffled and all of the residents were treated to Popeye’s chicken, catered!  
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Over the holidays, the Craft Club at Lake Anne Fellowship House organized a craft fair in the Lobby. Beautiful hand-made decorations were on display and available for sale.
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Lake Anne Fellowship House residents were also treated to a New Year’s Eve Breakfast Party… the residents all enjoyed the festive occasion!
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And kicking off January at  Hunters Woods Fellowship House ,   Cornerstones donated a bounty of food for the residents including sweet potatoes, onions, radishes and apples during Brown Bag / USDA food distribution.  
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Retirement Congratulations!

Fellowship Square would like to thank Supervisor Cathy Hudgins for all of her support over the years; she has been a strong advocate for older adults with very limited incomes and resources. We congratulate her and wish her well on her retirement! Read more…
Welcome Pastor Mark Edwards
Pastor Mark Edwards
Welcome to our new Lake Ridge Fellowship House board member,  Pastor Mark Edwards !  Pastor Edwards has lived in the DC metro area for over 20 years. He was a Naval officer (submarines) before going into ministry.  Although his new ministry is in Woodbridge, VA, his previous congregation was located in Vienna, VA where he worked with both the Hunters Woods and Lake Anne Fellowship Houses.  Pastor Edwards hopes to help ensure safe, secure and affordable housing for seniors in our community.
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The Fellowship Square main office will be closed on President’s Day—
Monday, February 18, 2019
Call for Volunteer Drivers!!
Have a good driving record?  Are you willing to help transport our residents to and from various errands and appointments such as much needed doctor visits?  

WE NEED YOU!   Please contact Christy Zeitz if interested.  

Reminder: If you have a Thrivent account, please designate Fellowship Square for donations

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