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D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living

The Department of Aging and Community Living provides city-wide programs, resources, and services to promote living and aging well in the District. To learn about the full range of services and programs provided, click on

In Ward One (which includes Mount Pleasant), the Department of Aging and Community Living has contracted with Terrific, Inc. to be the lead agency in providing community services.

Terrific Inc.
910 Westminster Street NW
(202) 387-9000

The DC government’s Senior Service Network Lead Agencies provide older adults with ward-based and citywide supportive services, resources and referral linkages that assist them in living independently in their homes and community. Terrific Inc. is contracted by the District to provide the following services to Ward One residents:

Noon-time Congregate meals -- (Community Dining)
Hot, nutritious, and delicious meals in a group setting for older adults 60 years of age or older at sites throughout the District. Meals comply with US Dietary Guidelines, and contain one-third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients. There are several cultural centers available, including the Vida Center (Hispanic cuisine), the Asian Pacific Islander Center (pan-Asian cuisine), the DC Jewish Community Center (kosher meals), and the Kibar Center (Halal meals). Lunch is available on Saturdays at the Washington Seniors Wellness Center.

In general, meals are served at 12:00 noon; call to confirm time and your place. Here are the Ward One Community Dining sites:

Paul Lawrence Dunbar 2001 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 202-939-9035
Columbia Heights 2900 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 202-939-9034
Vida Senior Center 1842 Calvert St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 202-483-1508
Garfield Terrace 2301 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 202-939-9038
Harvard Towers 1845 Harvard St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 202-939-9005
Bernice Fonteneau Wellness Center 3531 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20010 202-727-0338

Support Services
Terrific Inc. is also contracted by the District to provide:

  • Counseling Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition Counseling and Education
  • Recreation and Socialization
  • Transportation to Sites/Activities
  • Weekday and Weekend Home-Delivered Meal Services
  • Caregiver Stipend-Respite/Supplemental Services
  • Comprehensive Assessment and case management