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Aging in Place: Answering the American Way
Dupont Circle Village is holding its third Annual Silent Auction “Lifestyle and Destinations” on April 12, 2013 at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, and will feature an online auction starting March 11th.
Understanding the importance of living an independent, healthy life in familiar surroundings, as they grow older, DCV was established to help people realize their dream of “aging in place.” United Nations Reports findings project for the first time in history that the 0-4 age group will decline between 2015 and 2020 while the 65+ population is projected to exceed the 0-4 population during that same five-year period, rising from 601 million in 2015 to 714 million in 2020. In 2011, it is estimated that 40 million people in the United States are ages 65 and older, but this number is projected to more than double to 89 million by 2050. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons in America, more than twice their number in 2000.
The third Annual Silent Auction features three destinations in France: a week stay in Paris, one in Bonnieux, Provence, and another in St. Martin des Dauzats, Tarn. In addition, there will be a array of destinations from restaurants to nearby getaways with one week in Rehobeth Beach, a luxurious night at the Inn at Perry Cabin, and over 20 Dupont Circle restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores, home décor and accessories, including special dinners featuring National Public Radio’s Susan Stamberg and Bob Mondello and Andrea Powell, founder of FairGirls.
The online auction will run from March 11th until March 29th, 2013 for people to preview the auction items and have an opportunity for “Early Bird Bidding”. Registration and participation to the third Annual Silent Auction is $35.00. Iris Molotsky, President of DCV states, “ this event is our major fundraiser and the proceeds enable us to continue to provide services to members and the community. Working with many volunteers, sponsors and local businesses, we strive to ensure that Dupont Circle remains a diverse, vibrant residential and commercial community”. And, she adds, “This is our third year hosting this Auction, and every year we’ve not only accomplished our fundraising goals, but also have continued to increase our membership base”.
For more information about the organization, please visit [http://www.dupontcirclevillage.org/
About Dupont Circle Village
Dupont Circle Village’s goal is to enable people to remain in their homes and community as they age, while living an independent, healthy life in familiar surroundings. The Dupont Circle Village makes this happen for many neighbors in our community. All of the services are provided at no cost to members by a corps of volunteers. DCV was chosen by the Village-to-Village Network (the national Village umbrella group) to host a delegation from France interested in the idea of a non-governmental volunteer organization providing the types of services offered by DCV.
For more information about the event and sponsorship, please contact Iris Molotsky (202-328-1121;
For media inquiries, please contact Rahel Getachew (703-894-8945;