Senior Living Foundation

Senior Living Foundation The Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation provides information and assistance to retired members of the American Foreign Service and their spouses in obtaining community, State, Federal and private resources.

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Today is Giving Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜Š Your generous donation to the Senior Living Foundation will provide support to retired Foreign...
11/30/2021
Senior Living Foundation

Today is Giving Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜Š Your generous donation to the Senior Living Foundation will provide support to retired Foreign Service personnel, their spouses (including surviving and divorced), as well as parents of active Foreign Service employees. It will help to defray the cost of home health care services, senior housing, long term care, etc. #slf #givingtuesday Donate today! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› http://www.slfoundation.org/support.cfm

I support the Senior Living Foundation of the Foreign Service to honor my colleagues and thank them for their service to our Nation. Much of my own Foreign Service career involved caring for private American citizens abroad. I feel we can do no less for our own friends and colleagues and I am humble...

The Senior Living Foundation wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! #thanksgiving #slf #slfoundation #seni...
11/25/2021

The Senior Living Foundation wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! #thanksgiving #slf #slfoundation #seniorlivingfoundation

The Senior Living Foundation wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! #thanksgiving #slf #slfoundation #seniorlivingfoundation

The Senior Living Foundation provides support to retired Foreign Service personnel and their spouses (surviving or divor...
11/17/2021
Senior Living Foundation

The Senior Living Foundation provides support to retired Foreign Service personnel and their spouses (surviving or divorced) who need assistance. If you or someone you know need assistance, email us at [email protected].

The mission of the Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service is to provide support to retired Foreign Service personnel and their spouses (including surviving and divorced spouses) and, on the basis of need, to defray the cost of home health care services, senior housing, long term ca...

Happy Monday! Embrace the power of positive thinking. ๐Ÿ™‚ #mondaymotivation #slf #thinkpositive
11/15/2021

Happy Monday! Embrace the power of positive thinking. ๐Ÿ™‚ #mondaymotivation #slf #thinkpositive

Happy Monday! Embrace the power of positive thinking. ๐Ÿ™‚ #mondaymotivation #slf #thinkpositive

Today, we honor and thank all who served our great country, including all retired Foreign Service officers and their fam...
11/11/2021

Today, we honor and thank all who served our great country, including all retired Foreign Service officers and their families. Happy Veteran's Day! #thankyou #ForeignService #slfoundation

Today, we honor and thank all who served our great country, including all retired Foreign Service officers and their families. Happy Veteran's Day! #thankyou #ForeignService #slfoundation

Older adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can be more at risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19. It is very impor...
11/09/2021
Diabetes in Older People

Older adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can be more at risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19. It is very important to take precautions to avoid infections when dealing with this virus. Here are ways to stay healthy with diabetes.

#Diabetes #seniors #slfoundation National Diabetes Awareness Month

Learn how to tell if you have diabetes, steps to take if you have prediabetes, and tips to control blood glucose levels and stay healthy.

Just a friendly reminder to enjoy every moment ๐Ÿ™‚ #behappy #slfoundation
11/04/2021

Just a friendly reminder to enjoy every moment ๐Ÿ™‚ #behappy #slfoundation

Just a friendly reminder to enjoy every moment ๐Ÿ™‚ #behappy #slfoundation

Itโ€™s important for older adults to plan ahead and let their caregivers, doctors, or family members know their end-of-lif...
10/29/2021
What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Itโ€™s important for older adults to plan ahead and let their caregivers, doctors, or family members know their end-of-life preferences in advance. #beprepared #planahead #slfoundation #hospicecare

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care? Caregivers: learn about options for care at the end of life.

At some point, people with Alzheimerโ€™s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and get...
10/20/2021
Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

At some point, people with Alzheimerโ€™s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed. Read tips on how to handle helping someone with these private activities: https://loom.ly/koB9SrY

Get safety tips and advice for helping someone with Alzheimer's disease take a bath or shower, care for their teeth and nails, get dressed, and more.

We are saddened to learn of the death of General Colin Powell. He believed in our mission and served the Foundation as a...
10/18/2021

We are saddened to learn of the death of General Colin Powell. He believed in our mission and served the Foundation as an Honorary Chairman for almost two decades. We strive to serve our clients with the same integrity and high standards that defined him.

We are saddened to learn of the death of General Colin Powell. He believed in our mission and served the Foundation as an Honorary Chairman for almost two decades. We strive to serve our clients with the same integrity and high standards that defined him.

It is never too late. #MondayMotivation
10/18/2021

It is never too late. #MondayMotivation

It is never too late. #MondayMotivation

It's Global Handwashing Day! Did you know that handwashing with soap and water can help prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infec...
10/15/2021

It's Global Handwashing Day! Did you know that handwashing with soap and water can help prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. #globalhandwashingday #handwashing #cold #flu

It's Global Handwashing Day! Did you know that handwashing with soap and water can help prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. #globalhandwashingday #handwashing #cold #flu

October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day! A simple act of kindness can go a long way, especially for those in need....
10/05/2021

October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day! A simple act of kindness can go a long way, especially for those in need.

Interested in doing more? Visit our website to make a donation: https://loom.ly/KdB_jA8. #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day! A simple act of kindness can go a long way, especially for those in need.

Interested in doing more? Visit our website to make a donation: https://loom.ly/KdB_jA8. #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Yoga is great at any age! It can help with flexibility, endurance and even stress relief. Want to know some of the best ...
09/30/2021

Yoga is great at any age! It can help with flexibility, endurance and even stress relief. Want to know some of the best poses for older adults? Click here: https://loom.ly/vXfKaYI

Yoga is great at any age! It can help with flexibility, endurance and even stress relief. Want to know some of the best poses for older adults? Click here: https://loom.ly/vXfKaYI

Let go and embrace the new week. #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF
09/27/2021

Let go and embrace the new week. #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Let go and embrace the new week. #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wonder on this their only chance to soar."- Delia Owens
09/22/2021

"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wonder on this their only chance to soar."
- Delia Owens

"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wonder on this their only chance to soar."
- Delia Owens

Don't miss our webinar on Providing for a Surviving Spouse in retirement tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. This is a great opportun...
09/20/2021

Don't miss our webinar on Providing for a Surviving Spouse in retirement tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. This is a great opportunity to learn how to ensure your spouse's financial stability. Register here: https://www.afspa.org/events.cfm

Do you ever worry about your spouse's financial stability given rising healthcare costs and reduced Social Security benefits? AFSPA's upcoming webinar can help you address this retirement concern: https://loom.ly/mUD-AAs
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#SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF #RetirementPlanning

Why we cherish and look after them closely. #FeelGoodFriday #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF
09/17/2021

Why we cherish and look after them closely. #FeelGoodFriday #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Why we cherish and look after them closely. #FeelGoodFriday #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Do you ever worry about your spouse's financial stability given rising healthcare costs and reduced Social Security bene...
09/14/2021

Do you ever worry about your spouse's financial stability given rising healthcare costs and reduced Social Security benefits? AFSPA's upcoming webinar can help you address this retirement concern: https://loom.ly/mUD-AAs
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#SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF #RetirementPlanning

Do you ever worry about your spouse's financial stability given rising healthcare costs and reduced Social Security benefits? AFSPA's upcoming webinar can help you address this retirement concern: https://loom.ly/mUD-AAs
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#SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF #RetirementPlanning

Wishing you all a Happy Labor Day! Thank you for your hard work each and every day. Your contributions lift and inspire ...
09/06/2021

Wishing you all a Happy Labor Day! Thank you for your hard work each and every day. Your contributions lift and inspire the entire nation. #LaborDay #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Wishing you all a Happy Labor Day! Thank you for your hard work each and every day. Your contributions lift and inspire the entire nation. #LaborDay #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

September is Pain Awareness Month. Many older adults suffer from chronic pain due to health problems like arthritis, dia...
09/01/2021
Pain: You Can Get Help

September is Pain Awareness Month. Many older adults suffer from chronic pain due to health problems like arthritis, diabetes, shingles or cancer. It's important to speak with your doctor about any type of pain you have. Learn more about pain types and possible treatment options here: https://loom.ly/_MDCvy4
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#PainManagement #Awareness #September #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Find out how to manage pain with exercise, complementary and alternative medicine, and help from a pain specialist. Learn how to manage pain without getting addicted to the medicine.

Wishing you a beautiful start to a beautiful week. #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF
08/30/2021

Wishing you a beautiful start to a beautiful week. #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Wishing you a beautiful start to a beautiful week. #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Planning for retirement can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Visit our resources page for helpful links and oth...
08/27/2021
Senior Living Foundation

Planning for retirement can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Visit our resources page for helpful links and other information to help guide you through this next phase of life: https://loom.ly/QOz_xXU

WHAT IS IT?ย  Skilled care โ€“ this includes medically necessary services part-time or intermittent services provided by a visiting nurse, and/or physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, or continued occupational services. Custodial care- this includes personal care services that a pers...

Do you know which vaccinations are most often recommended for older adults? Itโ€™s important to stay up to date with your ...
08/25/2021
Vaccinations and Older Adults

Do you know which vaccinations are most often recommended for older adults? Itโ€™s important to stay up to date with your vaccinations and talk with your doctor about others you may need: https://loom.ly/plIRMv4
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#ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #August #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Read about shots for flu (influenza), pneumonia, shingles, tetanus, diphtheria, and MMR. Learn how these vaccines can keep you well.

Let today be your first step! #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF
08/23/2021

Let today be your first step! #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Let today be your first step! #MondayMotivation #SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF

Taking care of aging loved ones isn't always easy. This upcoming webinar discusses some of the common issues families fa...
08/12/2021

Taking care of aging loved ones isn't always easy. This upcoming webinar discusses some of the common issues families face and also outlines the importance of a caregiving plan. The webinar is hosted by Prudential and is FREE to all AFSPA members. Register to attend here: https://loom.ly/I5wwuGg
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#SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF #Webinar

Taking care of aging loved ones isn't always easy. This upcoming webinar discusses some of the common issues families face and also outlines the importance of a caregiving plan. The webinar is hosted by Prudential and is FREE to all AFSPA members. Register to attend here: https://loom.ly/I5wwuGg
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#SeniorLivingFoundation #SLF #Webinar

If you're feeling the mid-week exhaustion, aim for good night's sleep tonight.
08/11/2021

If you're feeling the mid-week exhaustion, aim for good night's sleep tonight.

Getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night can help reduce your risk of health problems like #cardiovascular disease, #diabetes, and #depression. Check out this infographic for ways to help you improve your #sleep: https://go.usa.gov/xFZhj #ScienceOfSleep

A study team assigned participants to different healthy diet plans with fish, vegetables, hummus, salads, and breakfast ...
08/04/2021
Consuming a diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches

A study team assigned participants to different healthy diet plans with fish, vegetables, hummus, salads, and breakfast foods. Findings showed that the frequency and intensity of monthly migraines declined among participants consuming a diet higher in fish oil. Read more about their findings here: https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/consuming-diet-more-fish-fats-less-vegetable-oils-can-reduce-migraine-headaches?utm_source=nia-eblast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-20210726

NIH study shows that frequency, intensity of monthly migraines declined among those on higher fish oil diet.

One day at a time. Why not start today? #SeniorLivingFoundation #MondayMotivation
07/26/2021

One day at a time. Why not start today? #SeniorLivingFoundation #MondayMotivation

One day at a time. Why not start today? #SeniorLivingFoundation #MondayMotivation

Our case studies showcase the many ways the Senior Living Foundation supports our elderly foreign service colleagues and...
07/23/2021
Senior Living Foundation

Our case studies showcase the many ways the Senior Living Foundation supports our elderly foreign service colleagues and their families. Read more here: https://loom.ly/5lJvYSs

In March 2020 SLF signed an agreement with the Momโ€™s Meals delivery service. It could not have come at a better time as the pandemic began to reach epic proportions and normal grocery shopping presented a risk. Many grant recipients continue to benefit from this program that enables them to receiv...

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1620 L St NW, Ste 800
Washington D.C., DC
20036-5629

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Building a Proud Tradition of "Taking Care of Our Own"

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(202) 887-8170

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Our Story

Over 30 years ago a small group of compassionate and far-sighted Foreign Service Officers founded the Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service.The group was comprised of Ambassadors Findley Burns, Jr., L. Dean Brown, Joan Clark and John Jova, who was replaced by Ambassador Bob Blake upon his death. They became known as the "Findley Burns Group".Their objective was at once simple and profound: to support retired members of the Foreign Service and their spouses, including those divorced and separated, who had become unable to manage the financial, physical and mental challenges of life during their later years. From the beginning, SLF had support from the wider Foreign Service family. At that time, DACOR had a Welfare Program intended to give emergency or temporary, one-time relief to active or retired FS people in the form of either a grant or loan. While DACOR never intended its efforts to be sustained support, SLF aimed to provide ongoing assistance from the very beginning. Our fundraising efforts began in 1994 with a letter from Ambassador Blake to 100 friends and colleagues. We issued our first grant of $150 in 1995. Today, the Foundation provides financial support to more than two dozen colleagues on a monthly basis. We assist with geriatric care assessments, home health care, basic living expenses, prescription copays, and more. SFL also provides one-time assistance to recent widows awaiting survivor annuities. In recent years, our grant disbursements have topped $250,000. Beyond our financial assistance, our Resource Center connects members of the FS community with state, local and community resources during times of transition and need. Many active-duty FS officers have turned to us for guidance when assisting their parents with life-changing decisions, and we are proud to help. In addition, we offer programs and workshops on a number of issues related to retirement preparation, living options, and more.

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become known as "Giving Tuesday", a time to make a donation to a charity. If you are looking for a worthy cause, we hope you consider the Senior Living Foundation (SLF). SLF works to help retired Foreign Service Officers and parents of Active Foreign Service Officers in need. There are a variety of ways to give. Learn more at http://www.slfoundation.org/support.cfm. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’›
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