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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Palisades Village is sorting through all of the information and trying to provide an up-to-date source of local information from reliable sources.  Please visit this page regularly as the information will continually be updated.  With things changing so quickly, we recommend checking with providers for the most accurate status.

  • Maintain social distance (that’s 6-10 feet from others), wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face.
  • PLEASE let our many volunteers go out and get groceries or prescriptions for you.  It is safer for YOU not to be out and about.
  • Palisades Village is temporarily suspending services that involve a member driving with a volunteer.  Most doctors are offering tele-medicine for thier patients to limit their exposure.
  • Questions or concerns and how the coronavirus impacts our daily life? For answers, please email the Department of Aging and Community Living: DACL.coronavirus@dc.gov with any questions, comments, recommendations, etc.
  • Please call or reach out to your neighbor (again, at a safe distance please).  You might also mention Palisades Village and our work to those that don’t know of us yet.  We want to be here especially for those seniors in need, including those that may be in need of a welcoming voice. 
  • Our emergency team captains have been contacting you. Please reach out to them or the Palisades Village office is you have any needs or suggestions for virtual or phone-in events. It takes a Village to make our Village!

Current Office Operation Status:

Our Palisades Village logo is an open fence. This is a friendly reminder that you are welcome to “virtually come inside” to call us at 202-244-3310. Even though we are working remotely, a friendly voice will call you back quickly.

Current Policy on Programs and Services:

We have cancelled all in-person Palisades Village activities until further notice.  We are working to make activities available via phone and computer so that we can stay connected.

Palisades Village is concerned about the health and well-being of our members, volunteers, and staff. We are following the evolution of the coronavirus in our area very closely and are coordinating our response with other villages, with DC health authorities, and with national centers including the CDC. Our mission — to help older adults live comfortably and safely in their own homes — will not change. We will, however, adapt the services we provide and the events we sponsor to changing circumstances, following recommended best practices and follow recommendations from the CDC.

 

Facts on COVID-19:

DC Department of Health: Everything DC residents need to know about the Coronavirus, updated around the clock

World Health Organization: Read the latest information

CDC: The latest information on prevention, symptoms and resources

 

Local Village Resources:

Coronavirus Hub (Capital Hill Village) included resources from information sources to pet care.

 

DC Government:

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/whats-open

The DC government is providing meals to any senior free of charge. To request to be put on the list for Department of Aging and Community Living’s (DACL) food delivery program and throughout this crisis, please call IONA at 202-895-9448 and tell them that you’d like to be enrolled in the temporary home-delivered meals provided by the city. The social workers who staff the phone will see if they are any other needs and may offer additional resources. They will only ask you to provide your name and address. (There are no other requirements for this special program during this coronavirus event.)

Here is the latest newsletter from the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL).

The Department of Aging and Community Living is offering a new free service for seasoned citizens, the call and talk line! This new service is to help prevent/minimize the feeling of isolation during this unprecedented time. Flyer attached.
 
Give them a call, just to talk about how you are feeling or how you are spending your days: 202-724-5626.
 
Suggestions for safety for groceries and take-out/delivery:
 
Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety from the CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/food-safety-meal-kits.html
 
A surgeon's suggestion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps&feature=youtu.be
 
Friendly Voice:
 

A Palisades Village volunteer is happy to call you and discuss the current situation, sports, arts, family, etc. If you are interested in having a local neighbor call you, please call our office at 202-244-3310 or visit our website at www.palisadesvillage.org.

 

The second option is:
Palisades Village received a request from Dr. Louisa Whiteside, George Washington University Geriatrics Program, seeking to connect Geriatrics fellows with seniors who are presently living alone or feeling isolated. This is an opportunity to talk with students about how this crisis is impacting our lives. Your participation will result in a great inter-generational friendship! 
If you would like to participate and receive a phone call, please email the fellows with your name and telephone number to gwureachingout@gmail.com,  submit your information via the website at gwureachingout.com, or call  202-709-6344 and leave a voice message with your name, phone number, and preferred call time. A student will follow up with you in the coming weeks. 

 

The third option is:

The Department of Aging and Community Living is offering a new free service for seasoned citizens, the call and talk line! This new service is to help prevent/minimize the feeling of isolation during this unprecedented time. Give them a call, just to talk about how you are feeling or how you are spending your days: 202-724-5626. This service is available during regular business hours from 8 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

 
How to make a mask:
 
From the Surgeon General https://www.wafb.com/2020/04/04/surgeon-general-releases-video-demonstrating-how-make-face-masks/

Grocery Store Senior Hours:

Whole Foods - opening one hour before scheduled opening from 7-8 a.m. for those over 60.  On 3/22 produce was in great supply but limited meats and no frozen foods. 

Giant Westbard - opening 6-7:30 a.m. for seniors.

Safeway Sangamore - opening 5 a.m. for seniors.

Stock of fresh produce and cleaning supplies are reported to be in low supplies. A volunteer is checking on when deliveries are expected.

 

Open for Takeout and Curbside Delivery:

 

Et Voila: Call after 3 p.m., 202-237-2300, 5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW, www.etvioladc.com


Millie’s Open Daily: 11am - 8pm 4866 Massachusetts Ave NW (202) 733-5789 www.milliesdc.com

 

Jetties Foxhall Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 8pm 1609 Foxhall Road NW (202) 891-7690 www.jettiesdc.com

Sweet Agave (Mexican) - https://www.sweetagavedc.com/menu  (202)363-4041 Open 4-9 p.m. for takeout.

Bambu (Asian) http://bambudc.com  (202)364-3088

Bistro Aracosia (Afghan) https://www.bistroaracosia.com   (202)363-0400 MINIMUM $50.00 FOR DELIVERY, WITHIN 1 MILE RADIUS PLUS 2-HOUR ADVANCE ORDER***IN ORDER TO INSURE QUALITY AND PROMPTNESS WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ORDER IN ADVANCE FOR DELIVERY OR PICKUP***

Chen's (Chinese) https://www.chensgourmet-dc.com  (202) 364-8313 

Black Coffee https://blackcoffeedc.com/202-333-1111

Del Polopo (former 7th Hill pizza) https://www.delpopolodc.com (202) 506-2821

Black Salt  http://www.blacksaltrestaurant.com/carry-out-menu/   202-342-9101 Market is Open daily from 10:00am-6:00pm with expanded grocery items available for purchase. Restaurant is providing Take-Out Services from 12:00pm-7:00pm with a menu that changes daily.

DeCarlos http://www.decarlosrestaurant.com/home.html   (202)363-4220

Old Europe http://www.old-europe.com/pdf/2020-04-01-takeout-menu.pdf   (202)333-7600 Open for takeout and delivery orders from 12-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and from 12-8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Wagshal's Spring Valley https://www.wagshals.com/ Doing delivery and curbside delivery of prepared meals and groceries including custom cut meats. Online ordering is available via their website.  In addition, grocery items can be ordered by calling them at:  202-595-3505, for pick up or delivery.  They are updating their website to allow grocery ordering online, but this option won't be available until about April 1st.

MacArthur Liquor Store- $50 delivery and curbside.  Please allow place orders 48 hours in advance.

Occasions Caterers, local DC caterer, is now offering a meal service with contact-less delivery. https://www.occasionscaterers.com/assets/Meal-Kit-Menu-2020_March-20-27-1.pdf

Chef Geoff's has opened a community pantry, offering milk, bread, pasta, toilet paper, bleach, and gloves.as well as takeout. You can place orders online for pickup or delivery at https://www.chefgeoff.com/delivery-take-out-menu.

Siroc has a limited delivery menu. The executive chef allowed us to tour his home last year during our house tour and you can see the kitchen in his online videos. The following pastas are currently available: Fettucine Bolognese, Pappardelle with Pork Ribs, Gnocchi Genovese, Spaghetti with Lamb Meatballs and Spinach Fettucine. $18/portion. Please submit orders to sirocrestaurantdelivery@gmail.com or call 301.529.3372. All orders must be placed before 3pm on the day of delivery. Delivery is free for all zip codes in NW DC. Pick-up and orders outside the delivery area on request. *Closed Sunday At Siroc we diligently use all recommended sanitary practices in the production and packaging of all food items. Payment upon delivery.  Drivers prefer Venmo, PayPal and Apple Cash and will accept cash or check.  Proceeds will provide the staff and their families with financial help during this shut down. Instructional videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxfPPwHBJSvsNVBsNHTfCw/featured?disable_polymer=1

Kristina's Cafe They now have free delivery for dinner if you call them directly at (202) 853-377 or order online. Check out https://www.kristinascafedc.com/. They are open from 10-2 and 6-9 daily. You can also get delivery through UberEats, Grubhub and Postmates, but they prefer to take the orders directly because the delivery companies charge 30%, which is the entire profit for Kristina's.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Medical Transportation Management (MTM)

Contact Information: 1(866)796-0601
Qualifications

  • DC Medicaid recipients

Cost

  • Free
  • Schedule at least 3 business days prior to appointment

Accessibility Features

  • Riders are assigned the transportation option most appropriate for their needs.

Service Areas

  • District of Columbia
  • The suburbs of Montgomery & Prince Georges Counties
  • Fairfax & Arlington
  • The City of Alexandria

Senior MedExpress

Contact Information: (202) 724-5626
 
Qualifications

  • DC residents who are 60+ and have a condition requiring essential life sustaining appointments or appointments for health-related public benefits.
  • Medicaid clients are NOT eligible for this program

Cost

  •  Free

Accessibility Features

  • Riders can bring an aide to assist with vehicle onboarding

Service Areas

  • Washington, DC & Maryland Beltway

DFHV (DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles)

DFHV has added all local (within the borders of DC) grocery stores to the TransportDC program during the restricted period of the month (16th to the end of the month) for the month of April.  

 

DFHV will assess the future need to continue having grocery stores as essential locations during this period of time and quite possibly during the coronavirus recovery stages as well.  For a list of eligible grocery stores

 

Eligible participants enrolled for MetroAccess can schedule a ride with TransportDC at 1(844)322-7732

Home Delivered Groceries

Delivered groceries including frozen meals, produce, cleaning supplies, over the counter medication, tissues, toilet paper, etc.  Plan ahead – these services are very popular and deliveries may not be scheduled as quickly as usual.  A member reported that her order on Safeway would take a week before they can deliver.

Safeway
www.safeway.com 
20% off and free delivery for the first order. Georgetown Safeway has a “Drive Up and Go” services which has its own designated parking spaces. Shoppers can buy the groceries online and one of their friendly attendants will bring them to your car.

Peapod by Giant
Buy groceries online and get it delivered to your door. Requirements: $60 Minimum order applies. Email needed for login. Customer Care Center at 800-573-2763 or giantfood.com

Instacart
https://www.instacart.com
Buy groceries online from multiple stores and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Delivery fee applies; email or Facebook account needed for login.

Whole Foods via Amazon

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/grocery-delivery-and-pickup
Order online from Whole Foods and have groceries delivered to your door in as little as two hours. Must be an Amazon Prime member to use this service.  Contrary to rumor, a member got a small delivery two hours after it was placed on 3/23.

 

The Organic Butcher of MacLean

They deliver more than meat. like produce, pantry items, eggs and dairy. They are a really good outfit in my experience.
https://theorganicbutcher.com/pages/local-delivery-1

Palisades Farmers Market

https://www.facebook.com/palisadesfm/

see Facebook and scroll down for vendors that are offering home deliveries or pre-arranged pick up at the market site. There are meat, veggie and salmon offers for starters.


Prepared Meals 
If you order meals, ask the delivery person to call you when they arrive and to leave your order outside your door – this is for your protection as well as the person making the delivery.  If you need help ordering anything, please call the office and we will order it for you or assist you in ordering. If you do not have internet call the office for assistance. 

 
Grub hub
www.grubhub.com
No delivery fee for first order.  Order from 1960 restaurants in the area.

Uber Eats
www.ubereats.com
Order from local restaurants.  Delivery fee is sometimes waived if you share a delivery.
 
Doordash
www.doordash.com 
You can order food from a restaurant that is a chain such as Wendy’s, Chipotle, McDonalds, Panera, Silver Diner and Z Burger along with a few local restaurants. 

Postmates
www.postmates.com
Use code SAVE100 for $100 in delivery fee credits for new Postmates customers. You can order food from local restaurants such as Boulangerie Christophe, Wagshal’s on New Mexico, etc.
 
Cosi
https://orders.getcosi.com Boxed sandwiches, salads and bowl available for contactless delivery

 
Home Delivered MealsPrecooked meals delivered to your home.

Sweetgreen recently acquired GalleyFoods
Online ordering through Sweetgreen provides access to pre-made salads and healthy bowls. There is a $4.99 delivery fee, and you need an email to create an account.

Mom’s Meals
www.momsmeals.com
Get fully prepared, refrigerated meals that are ready to heat, eat.  Purchase in any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Place your order by calling the main phone number or through the website provided above. Phone number is: 1-877-508-6667. Available in quantities of 3 (for first order only), 7, 10, 14 or 21 meals. Meals cost $6.99/meal ($7.99 for Pureed) * No long-term commitment. *$14.95 flat rate shipping fee applies. Your delivery date will be scheduled and the meals you have chosen will be delivered directly to your home by a Mom’s Meals driver or a third-party partner. Heat and enjoy – Heat directly from the refrigerator for 2 minutes or less.


Pharmacies that deliver:

 
BROOKVILLE PHARMACY
7025 Brookville Road
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
301-652-0600
https://www.brookvillepharmacy.com/index.htm
Deliveries under 5 miles: $7.00
Deliveries over 5 miles: $10.00

CARYRX
1300 7th St NW UNIT 200,
Washington, DC 20001
202-930-4242
https://caryrx.com/
Free scheduled same-day delivery is available to all of Washington, DC, Northern VA, and parts of Maryland. Scheduled deliveries must be confirmed by no later than 2pm.
 
CATHEDRAL PHARMACY
3000 Cathedral Ave. NW
Washington, DC
202-265-1300
https:// www.cathedralpharmacyrx.com
Delivery fee $8.00 (waived for DC Medicaid patients)

CVS
Free Prescription Delivery from CVS: CVS has waived prescription delivery fees.
https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery
 
FOERS PHARMACY
5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-237-1171
https://www.foerspharmacyrx.com/locations/loughboro-road-location
Open only Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Delivery fee $6.00
 
FRIENDSHIP PHARMACY
5530 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-657-3050
https://www.friendship-rx.com/
Free delivery

GRUBBS PHARMACY
326 E Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 543-4400
http://www.grubbspharmacy.com/
In certain circumstances, delivery requests confirmed by 10 a.m. can sometimes be delivered the same day.  Most delivery requests received after 10 a.m. will be delivered the next day except for special circumstances. Our general fee for delivery is $5.00 for most deliveries within the DC limits.  Special circumstances and emergency deliveries may be charged a higher fee. 

KNOWLES APOTHECARY
10400 Connecticut Avenue # 100
Kensington, Maryland 20895
301-942-7979
https://www.knowleswellness.com/about.htm
Delivery to NW Washington $12
 
WALGREENS
https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/prescription-delivery.jsp
Walgreens Express delivery $4.99
As soon as next day (from your local pharmacy)
 
Faith Services (live streaming, call in and televised)
 
Christian
Palisades Community Church: Sunday, March 22 service available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pV63DvnjCtA
Baptist: Shiloh Baptist Sunday 11 a.m. http://www.shilohbaptist.org/

Catholic:
Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
WDCW Channel 50
Comcast: Channel 23
RCN: Channel 15
Verizon: Channel 3

Episcopal:
Washington National Cathedral https://cathedral.org/calendar/ for daily services and Sunday 11:15 am

St. Thomas Sunday at 10:30 am: https://stthomasdc.org/holy-eucharist/ 

St. John's Lafayette Square Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. https://stjohns-dc.org/all-sermon/

Humanistic: Washington Ethical Society Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. http://ethicalsociety.org/

Methodist:
Foundry DC Sunday at 11:15 a.m. https://www.foundryumc.org/worship#!

Metropolitan AME Sunday at 11 a.m. http://ibroadcasts.tv/MAMEC-Sun-Webcasts/index.html

St. John's Lafayette Square Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. https://stjohns-dc.org/all-sermon/

Quaker: Friends Meeting of Washington go to quakersdc.org to be added to their listserv for upcoming virtual meetings

Unitarian: All Souls Church Unitarian Sunday at 9 a.m. https://all-souls.org/

Judaism
Reform: Washington Hebrew Congregation Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Call in 202.895.6333 or https://www.whctemple.org/about-us/whc-wherever-you-are/worship

Conservative: Adas Israel Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Call in 202.686.8405 or https://www.adasisrael.org/adasairwaves

Islam 
Washington Islamic Center http://theislamiccenter.us/

Bahai 
DC Baha'i https://www.dcbahai.org/

Buddhist 
Washington DC Buddhist Cultural Center http://www.sgi-usa-washingtondc.org/aboutus.html

Establish a Pet Plan During COVID-19

Guidance from the Humane Rescue Alliance - The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is urging community members to have a plan in place for their pet during the COVID-19 outbreak. Residents may experience a hospital stay or severe sickness, potentially leaving untold numbers of companion animals in need of care. Below is the HRA's guidance for a pet preparedness plan:

  1. Find a temporary caregiver to take on your pets if you are hospitalized.The best place for your pet, even if you are sick, is with you in your home. However, you may become too ill to care for your pet. It’s important to identify two potential caregivers and confirm that they’re prepared to care for your pet should they be called to action.
  2. Prepare a pet supply kit.It may not seem necessary today, but having proper supplies and information in place in advance is critical. Your kit should include:
  • Name and contact information for a person who can care for your pets
  • Name and contact information for your back-up in case your go-to is no longer able to help
  • Food, treats, a leash, toys and any other supplies necessary to care for your pet for at least two weeks
  • A crate or carrier to transport your pet
  • Vaccination records
  • Collar with ID tags (don’t forget to make sure their microchip information is up to date)
  • Medications and prescriptions, along with instructions
  • Daily care instructions
  • Your veterinarian's contact information
  1. Know the facts.According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no evidence that people can get COVID-19 from pets. The best place for your animal is inside the home they know and love. If you aren’t feeling well but are still able to provide care for your pet, please keep them at home with you where they’re most comfortable.

Fore more, please see the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Iona Senior Services - Resource Page https://www.iona.org/covid-19-resource-library/

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