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East Rock Creek Village can provide you with support services you may need and a community you will love.

Membership in ERCV is open to residents 50 years of age or older in the northern neighborhoods of Ward 4 east of Rock Creek Park:

BrightwoodColonial Village, Manor Park, North Portal Estates, Shepherd Park, & Takoma DC

If you are unsure which DC Village serves your address, please visit the DACL Senior Village Boundaries page.

Our programs and activities include:

Health & Wellness

Weekly, we offer morning and afternoon walks, in-person and online Otago Fall Prevention exercise classes and online Chair Yoga. Twice a year, we offer a 12-week StrongerMemory® brain exercise program to help stave off cognitive decline and mild dementia.


We offer many opportunities throughout the year to gather for seasonal parties as well as a Lunch Bunch group that meet for meals at local restaurants. Online, we offer Open House gatherings and Village-themed bingo games.


We organize trips to museums and other cultural venues. Our online Armchair Travel Series offers docent-led virtual art tours and photography from our members’ world-wide travels. We celebrate the creativity of our members and partner with The Parks at Walter Reed for live jazz and other events.


We hold author talks, arrange speakers, and hold discussions on topical issues including end-of-life planning, avoiding scams, and aging well.

Members and guests are welcome to attend all ERCV sponsored health and wellness, social, and educational activities, as well as some programming offered by other DC Villages.
Only ERCV members are eligible for volunteer services and consultations with our Village MSW Case Manager.

Our Member Services, provided by a network of trained & vetted volunteers, include:


Our drivers can take you to events, shops, and medical appointments, and take you home when you are ready to go.

Friendly Visits and Calls

Our volunteers are always happy to drop by for a chat or call to see how your day is going.

Shopping Help

We can give you a ride to and from the supermarket and help you with your shopping cart or you can give us a grocery list and a volunteer will pick it up and deliver it to your home.


If you need a prescription or to pick up an item or two from the grocery store, our volunteers can deliver the items right to your home.

Household Maintenance

Changing light bulbs, paint touch-ups, furniture assembly, and moving boxes are a few of the household services we can provide.

Assistance with Electronics and Paperwork

A tech volunteer can help set up electronic gadgets and volunteers can help fill out forms or assist with paperwork.

Gardening, Yard Work & Snow Removal

If you need help clearing your walkway after a snowstorm or raking leaves or other yard services, a volunteer can assist for an hour or two.


If you need help downsizing or clearing space in your home, our volunteers can assist with sorting, packing, arranging donations, and delivering small loads.

Case Management

Our Village Case Manager assesses members’ needs, provides support and guidance in times of uncertainty, and helps members apply for and gain federal and district assistance benefits.

Membership Interest Form

Want to learn more about joining the community? Fill out this interest form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.


Email or call to talk with a volunteer leader.

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