Community Leaders Call for Funding of a DC PACE Program

Community Leaders Call for Funding of a DC PACE Program to Provide Integrated Care to Low-Income Seniors. The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a nationally recognized model of care well-known for its quality and high levels of satisfaction among both individuals enrolled in the program and their caregivers. Bringing PACE to[…]

Testimonies on the Department of Health Care Finance

On February 10, 2016, several members associated with IONA Senior Services attended the District of Columbia’s Department of Healthcare Finance Oversight Hearing. Among these members, Ms. Malika Moore, Mr. Randy Smith and Ms. Angela Miller testified on behalf of the Elderly Persons with Disabilities Waver program (EPD). This Waiver program is a crucial key to the[…]

Our Leaders

Vera Waltman Mayer, Esq., who served as a consumer member on the DC Board of Nursing from 2003 through 2009, describes her tenure as “an enormous learning experience and a great joy.” Vera will be missed at Board meetings. Ms. Mayer’s contribution to the Board, and to the DC community, have been truly outstanding. In addition to retiring from the Board this year, Ms. Mayer is also retiring from her position as Senior Advocate at Iona Senior Services Center here in the District.

DC NURSE would like to publicly thank Ms. Mayer for all her hard work toward ensuring the health and wellbeing of seniors in DC. When she was awarded the “Public Citizen of the Year” award by the DC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in 2009, the organization described Ms. Mayer as “the epitome of a true and sincere champion of the under-served and vulnerable.”