SOME’s Senior Center is a day center where senior citizens come together for activities and services that support their independence, reduce their isolation and loneliness, and enhance their dignity.
The Homebound Program serves isolated and homebound seniors, age 60 and older, in Wards 6, 7 and 8. Program staff strive to alleviate the loneliness of homebound seniors, as well as offer much needed assistance in the form of regularly scheduled assessments, weekly calls, linkages to community resources and practical assistance from volunteers to meet their needs of daily living, so they may remain independent as long as possible.
Kuehner House provides affordable housing for 42 single, senior adults with extremely low incomes. Coupled with supportive services, this wheelchair accessible housing is provided in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Individuals are offered a safe living environment which encourages aging-in-place. The building is comprised of 15 efficiency apartments with a private kitchen, bathroom, and washer/dryer units, and 27 single-room occupancy units with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and washer/dryer units.
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly offers a safe haven for senior citizens who have been abused, neglected, financially exploited, or displaced. Residents have their own rooms and receive hot, nutritious meals. Staff members help residents to obtain Social Security and public benefits and to find affordable, long term housing. Staff members also offer counseling in the areas of nutrition and family relations. Through SOME’s Continuum of Care, residents also have access to medical, dental and psychiatric services.
Senior Summer Camp is a week-long retreat at a beautiful country house in West Virginia for senior citizens who are in need of rest and relaxation but are unable to afford a vacation. Two week-long sessions are held every summer.
1667 Good Hope Road, SE
Call 202.797.8806, ext. 1301 for admissions.
Participants must be a DC resident, age 60 or over, and capable of self-care (ADL’s). Transportation to the Center is only provided to residents of Wards 6, 7 and 8.
1667 Good Hope Road, SE
Call the Intake Line at 202.292.4493 and leave name and contact information. Individuals must be over age 60.
Homebound Senior Program
Call 202.797.8806, ext. 1304 and 1312 for referral information.
Participants must be DC residents, age 60 or over, who are relatively homebound and living in Ward 6, 7 or 8. Individuals should not be receiving services from another agency that offers similar support.
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly
Call 202.797.8806, ext. 1311 for a telephone screening intake.
Individuals must be DC residents, age 60 or over, who qualify as abused, neglected, exploited, or displaced.