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Check back here from time to time for information on Arlington Neighborhood Village news and upcoming events.

What a Wonderful Thanksgiving

While we all know that this past Thanksgiving was different than we have celebrated together in the past, please know that 120 ANV members and volunteers enjoyed a special holiday meal delivered on November 23. And we even got on TV! The local NBC station aired a segment on ANV and the caterer, HFM. ANV members Rita Chow, Florence Jue and Mary Smith were gracious and agreed to appear on camera for interviews. See the story here:

NBC 4 Story


February Report to ANV Volunteers

February Update to ANV Volunteers – sharing information on:

  • ANV’s May 3rd Anniversary and Volunteer Recognition Celebration,
  • Special Projects for Volunteers,
  • Recruiting for a new Volunteer Coordinator,
  • Preliminary 2018 performance results, and
  • Our Care Manager Pilot Program.

Read about it here.

JOIN US on Wed, June 20 for dinner at Sushi-Zen restaurant between 5:00pm and 9:30pm (dine-in or take-out)

ANV is hosting a fundraiser with the Sushi-Zen restaurant in the Lee/Harrison Shopping Center – all are welcome. Sushi-Zen is celebrating 20 years of serving Arlington residents by honoring local non-profit organizations and sharing a percentage of the evening’s proceeds with ANV. The secret to success is having a large turnout, so please share with your family, friends and neighbors. Everyone who dines in or gets takeout (from 5pm to 9:30pm) is counted, as long as they hand in a flyer with ANV’s name on it. Download the flyer here.

We hope to see you there.

PRESS RELEASE: ANV Announces New Executive Director

Wendy Zenker Takes Full-Time Role Following Interim Service

Zenker headshotArlington, VA: Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV), a nonprofit dedicated to helping older residents of Arlington County continue to live in their own homes, has new leadership with the hiring of interim executive director Wendy Zenker to the full-time role.

Wendy’s career spans years of service to the community, where she dedicated herself to improving the lives of older adults. Prior to joining ANV, Wendy served as senior vice president for the National Council on Aging, where she directed the Implementation of nationwide policies and practices in support of programs and services for 60+ aged adults. Before that,

Wendy served as a Senior Executive in the Federal Service at the Office of Management and Budget, and as Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation for National Service, which oversees the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs.

“Wendy’s experience with older adults and volunteers is a perfect fit with ANV’s mission,” commented Donna Pastore, ANV’s recently elected Board President. “She will be a great asset to ANV as we continue to grow in the Arlington community.”

Wendy is excited to take on the permanent executive director role, after serving as interim executive director since October. “I’m thrilled to continue my work with ANV’s officers, staff and volunteers, who are so committed to helping older Arlingtonians age in place,” says Zenker. “We will continue our work of enabling members to live in their own homes and communities, safely, independently, and with an enhanced quality of life, while expanding our membership and recruiting more volunteers.”

ANV came on the scene in 2014 as part of the growing “village movement” which seeks to help aging Americans stay in their homes and communities. ANV members pay an annual fee in return for support services and social programs delivered by a cadre of committed volunteers. Support services include rides to appointments, home technology support, minor household and yard tasks, and errands. Social activities include weekly gatherings, dining out, historical and cultural tours, health and wellness programs, and more.