HJ270: Commending Mount Vernon at Home.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 270

Offered February 19, 2020
Commending Mount Vernon at Home.
Patrons-- Krizek and Sickles

WHEREAS, for more than 10 years, Mount Vernon at Home has helped senior residents of Fairfax County maintain their independence and stay engaged with the community; and

WHEREAS, Mount Vernon at Home was established by a group of retired friends and neighbors who decided to create a support network that would allow them to age in place and continue living active, vibrant lives; and

WHEREAS, inspired by the village movement, Mount Vernon at Home is a grassroots organization that coordinates services for residents through a team of dedicated volunteers; since its founding, the community has grown to include 160 residents and 70 volunteers; and

WHEREAS, Mount Vernon at Home’s volunteers assist residents by providing transportation to appointments, light home repair, home cleaning and organization, technology support, and friendly visits; and

WHEREAS, Mount Vernon at Home offers residents a diverse array of social, cultural, and educational activities, services, and events that are easily accessible from their homes; and

WHEREAS, Mount Vernon at Home has built a strong sense of community among its members and ensured that they are able to participate fully in local life; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Mount Vernon at Home for more than a decade of service; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Mount Vernon at Home as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the organization’s contributions to senior members of the Fairfax County community.