Senior Living Foundation

Senior Living Foundation The Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLF_ORG

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.

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.

Mission: 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 care, or other senior services that contribute to the health and security of the retired Foreign Service family.

Operating as usual

10/23/2020
Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for a telehealth appointment for older adults & caregivers.
10/13/2020
Telehealth: What Is It, How to Prepare, Is It Covered?

Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for a telehealth appointment for older adults & caregivers.

Find information about telehealth services, including information on how to prepare for an online appointment and whether your online visit is covered by insurance.

Stretching can improve your flexibility and help you move more freely. Flexibility exercises may also make it easier for...
10/01/2020
Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

Stretching can improve your flexibility and help you move more freely. Flexibility exercises may also make it easier for you to reach down to tie your shoes or look over your shoulder when you back your car out of the driveway.

What four types of exercise should you do as you grow older? Try endurance, flexibility, strength, and balance activities to stay independent for longer.

Happy Monday! We hope your week is starting off well. 🙂
09/28/2020

Happy Monday! We hope your week is starting off well. 🙂

09/24/2020

Hello! We are experiencing technical difficulties with our live Planning for Change event. Please be patient. We will have to post a new link. Look for an email or watch this space.

The SLF Planning For Change Virtual Seminar will begin in 30 minutes at 11:00 am ET today. Join the conversation! Don't ...
09/24/2020
Join conversation

The SLF Planning For Change Virtual Seminar will begin in 30 minutes at 11:00 am ET today. Join the conversation!

Don't miss out on this educational experience to learn about COVID-19 updates, prescription drugs, senior care management, estate planning, retirement planning, new tax laws and much more.

Save your spot for the SLF Planning for Change Virtual Seminar happening on Thursday, Sept 24th at 11am ET! http://www.s...
09/21/2020
Senior Living Foundation

Save your spot for the SLF Planning for Change Virtual Seminar happening on Thursday, Sept 24th at 11am ET! http://www.slfoundation.org/planningforchange.cfm

Join the Senior Living Foundation's (SLF) 9th Planning for Change FREE Seminar on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11am-4pm ET. This year, our biennial seminar will be held virtually. 

Have a great weekend!
09/18/2020

Have a great weekend!

CDC
09/09/2020

CDC

Do you have a direct service provider, such as a personal care attendant or an in-home nurse?
- Ask your direct service provider to stay home if they feel sick
- Create a contact list of family, friends, neighbors, and local service agencies that can provide support to you
- Contact people or agencies on the list you created if you or your direct service provider gets sick or has to separate from others after coming in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
More ways to protect yourself: https://bit.ly/2R8U6NZ.

08/20/2020
08/11/2020
CDC

Take steps to keep your friends and family safe when visiting people at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Take steps to keep your friends and family safe when visiting people at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19:
• Wear a mask
• Stay 6 feet apart
• Meet outside
• Wash your hands often
• Sanitize all touched surfaces
Learn more about keeping you and your loved ones safe at https://bit.ly/3dJouc4.

Did you know that your sense of smell and taste can change as you get older? Learn more by clicking below.
08/03/2020
How Smell and Taste Change as You Age

Did you know that your sense of smell and taste can change as you get older? Learn more by clicking below.

Find out why your sense of taste and smell may change as you get older and know when to call an otolaryngologist for help.

07/30/2020
How Does Smoking Affect An Older Adult's Health?

Smoking shortens your life. It causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year. Smoking can also make muscles tire easily, make wounds harder to heal, increase the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, and make skin become dull and wrinkled.

Learn how smoking harms older adults' and about the benefits of quitting smoking--no matter your age!

Here are some heat safety reminders including checking on the elderly, sick, and those without AC.
07/21/2020

Here are some heat safety reminders including checking on the elderly, sick, and those without AC.

Beat this lingering summer heat by staying hydrated at all times and follow heat safety precautions. ☀️🌡️

Visit our website www.slfoundation.org to find resources on retirement living, nationwide guide to senior housing, home ...
07/20/2020
Senior Living Foundation

Visit our website www.slfoundation.org to find resources on retirement living, nationwide guide to senior housing, home care agencies. and more.

WHAT IS IT?  Skilled care – 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...

World Health Organization (WHO)
07/16/2020

World Health Organization (WHO)

Support people who are older or isolated during COVID-19 by staying in touch through phone calls, social media and messaging.

Stay socially connected while practicing physical distancing.

Beat the Heat 🌞 Here are some Summer Safety Tips for Seniors!
07/08/2020

Beat the Heat 🌞 Here are some Summer Safety Tips for Seniors!

Thank you to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom! Happy Independence Day, America! 🇺...
07/04/2020

Thank you to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom! Happy Independence Day, America! 🇺🇸🎆

Here are some tips to making gardening easier and safer for seniors who love it. After all, hobbies are a large part of ...
06/26/2020
Senior Gardening Tips (Making It Easy And Safe)

Here are some tips to making gardening easier and safer for seniors who love it. After all, hobbies are a large part of retirement and being able to continue doing what you love is important to anyone’s overall health. 🌻

When my mother finally retired at the age of 72, she immersed herself in gardening. 

Have you ever wondered what the real difference is between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes? Finding the right option t...
06/24/2020
Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes: What's the Difference?

Have you ever wondered what the real difference is between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes? Finding the right option that meets your loved one’s needs is an important part of keeping them healthy, active, and safe.

Learn the difference between assisted living and nursing homes, and determine which senior living communities are right for your aging loved one.

Good news! AmazonSmile customers can now support the Senior Living Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Andr...
06/19/2020

Good news! AmazonSmile customers can now support the Senior Living Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click below for instructions: https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=15576745011&ref%5F=pe%5F732550%5F495707060&pldnSite=1

Research has shown it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Here...
06/16/2020
Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

Research has shown it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Here are some examples of exercises you can do while practicing physical distancing.

What four types of exercise should you do as you grow older? Try endurance, flexibility, strength, and balance activities to stay independent for longer.

We hope you have a great week! Remember to check on your family and friends. You will probably make their whole day!  🙂
06/08/2020

We hope you have a great week! Remember to check on your family and friends. You will probably make their whole day! 🙂

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that a medical crisis can leave a person too ill to make their own health care dec...
06/05/2020
Advance Care Planning: Healthcare Directives

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that a medical crisis can leave a person too ill to make their own health care decisions. Learn more about advance care planning and how it can help you or your loved ones, especially at a time like this.

What is an advance directive? How do I set one up? Learn how to decide what health care you would want to receive if you were unable to speak for yourself.

Our commitment to “taking care of our own” in the Foreign Service community remains steadfast. Our staff continues to vi...
06/04/2020

Our commitment to “taking care of our own” in the Foreign Service community remains steadfast. Our staff continues to visit the office to ensure that grant checks are issued to those who count on them.

Visit our website at www.slfoundation.org to learn more or make a contribution. Thank you for your continued support.

Have more time to cook at home? Try some new healthy recipes that may help reduce your blood pressure! High blood pressu...
05/18/2020
order.nia.nih.gov

Have more time to cook at home? Try some new healthy recipes that may help reduce your blood pressure! High blood pressure is common in older adults.

Address

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

General information

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

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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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