Empowering
Seniors and Caregivers
in Ward 4

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Seniors Embrace Therapeutic Arts for Enriched Lives"

With brushes and creativity in hand, our seniors embark on a journey of self-discovery, finding boundless moments of pure joy through therapeutic arts.

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Flourishing in a Caring Environment

We believe in crowning our seniors with joy, and seeing them bloom in an atmosphere of care and support.

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Programs And Services

Alzheimer’s & Caregiver’s Support

Alzheimer’s & Caregiver’s Support

Our community centers are dedicated to providing comprehensive Alzheimer’s & Caregiver’s Support services to seniors in Ward 4, Washington DC. We understand the challenges that caregivers face and offer support groups that utilize group processes to help them develop new competencies and coping strategies..

Congregate Meals

Nourishing the Community: Free Daily Meals for DC Senior Residents

Our community dining sites in Ward 4 offer enriching experiences for individuals aged 60 and older. Each location is thoughtfully..

Counseling and Social Worker

Compassionate Care: Licensed Social Workers and Counseling Services

Experience the difference of compassionate care with a dedicated team of licensed social workers, providing expert counseling services designed to support you and your family on your journey in Ward 4.

Health Promotions

Energize & Thrive: Ward 4 Health Initiative

Selected community centers offer a health promotion program provided by registered nurses, physical fitness experts, and consultants in physical..

Recreation & Socialization in Ward 4

Thriving Together: Recreation & Socialization Community Centers

Our Recreation & Socialization program is designed to foster connections, promote independence, and enrich lives through a diverse range of activities, including therapeutic arts and crafts, intergenerational engagement, therapeutic yoga, health talks, music therapy, physical fitness, jewelry design, cognitive stimulation, live entertainment, and weekly community excursions.

About The Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center

Welcome to Zion Baptist Church's Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center ("GNJ Center"), an esteemed Adult Day Care Center nestled within the heart of Washington, D.C. We have been dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors and providing unwavering support to caregivers for over four decades.

With a steadfast commitment to excellence, GNJ Center is honored to offer a comprehensive range of high-quality day care services designed to meet the unique needs of our esteemed senior community. Through a generous annual grant graciously provided by the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DCAL), we extend vital opportunities for recreation, socialization, and essential care.

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Activities Calendar

A Flavor of the City! Celebrating National Nutrition Month

 “A Flavor of the City! Celebrating National Nutrition Month ”

Join us March 28, 2024 for a unique culinary experience, “A Flavor of the City,” in celebration of National Nutrition Month. This exclusive event, held at the Fort Stevens Senior Center, will also be accessible virtually to ensure everyone can partake. Our featured chef, the renowned 🌟 Chef Jo Jo, will guide you through a healthy cooking program designed to delight your senses and inspire your culinary journey towards healthier living.

2023 Jazz in the Community: Ward 4 Lead Agency's Year-End Soiree

 “2023 Jazz in the Community: Ward 4 Lead Agency's Year-End Soiree”

Join us for an extraordinary celebration on December 29th, 2023! 🎶 Experience the infectious rhythms of live jazz by the Kendra Holt Jazz Quintet, savor a delightful lunch, and dive into the excitement of winning fabulous door prizes! Quintet, savor a delightful lunch, and dive into the excitement of winning fabulous door prizes! Dress in your glitzy best and join us at Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall for an unforgettable event! Transportation provided by GNJ. RSVP by December 19th, 2023, to Jameson Glover at 202-723-8668. Let's create unforgettable memories together!

Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Center 2023 Holiday 
Adopt A Senior Event

 “2023 Holiday Adopt A Senior”

Join us at the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Center's 2023 Holiday Adopt A Senior Event! Santa's making a special appearance during our Annual Christmas Party on December 21, 2023, from 12:30-2pm. Help spread joy by adopting a senior and gifting them a wrapped present. Let's ensure every senior participant feels the warmth of the season! Contact us before December 14, 2023, to adopt a senior and receive their name. Together, let's make our seniors smile this holiday season! For more details, reach out at (202) 723-8537 or Email Bwashington@gnjsd.org.

2024 Ward 4 Senior Inaugural King & Queen Pageant

2024 Ward 4 Senior Inaugural King & Queen Pageant

Join us on February 16th for the GNJ Lead Agency Ward 4 Senior Inaugural King & Queen Pageant, a celebration of elegance, wisdom, and community spirit within our seniors. This grand event, set at Zion Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, will feature the crowning of our esteemed Kings and Queens by Ms. Senior District of Columbia herself, showcasing the best of senior grace and leadership.

Respite and Connection: GNJ Caregiver's Lounge!

Respite and Connection: GNJ Caregiver's Lounge!

Join us for our caregiver's lounge sessions starting on Wednesday, September 6th. These invaluable gatherings will take place every other Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mark your calendars, invite your fellow caregivers, and let's create a space filled with compassion and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the GNJ Caregiver's Lounge! For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact us at 202-723-8537.

Caregivers Support Group

Caregivers Support Group

Please joining us in the “Caregivers Support Group” every 3rd Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the GNJ Senior Day Care Center located at 4817 Blagden Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The support group is open to all District of Columbia Caregivers. For more information and registration please contact the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center at 202-723-8537.

Make a Difference: Volunteer and Donate with GNJ

GNJ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All proceeds are used to continue to provide exceptional services and programs to our seniors. Please consider making a donation today!

Volunteering is at the heart of our community at GNJ. It's a selfless act that brings people together, creating a web of support and compassion. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization, dedicating their time, skills, and hearts to make a positive impact on the lives of our seniors and their caregivers.

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Empowering Seniors: GNJ Leads Ward 4 with DACL Support

As the appointed lead agency for Ward 4 in the Fiscal Year 2024 Lead Agency Grant program, Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Daycare Center (GNJ) assumes a pivotal role in championing the well-being of senior citizens within the community. With a legacy of over four decades in providing exceptional programs and services, GNJ stands as a cornerstone for senior care. In this new capacity, GNJ will not only continue its legacy of fostering moments of joy for seniors but will also take on the responsibility of coordinating and spearheading essential social services, information resources, and nutrition assistance programs tailored to meet the specific needs of Ward 4's senior population.

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