OUR services:

Rather than providing a prescribed set of activities and services, CTI works together with the residents, staff and managers for each community to develop a unique program. The “resident engagement” model promotes resident buy-in and constructive participation in the community.

Senior Communities

An important element in the management of senior housing is the provision and coordination of services and activities intended to promote social interaction, wellness and independence for residents as they age in place. Communities Together, Inc. currently provides resident engagement services for 7 affordable senior housing projects with 740 units for independent living. A hallmark of our approach is to actively engage our residents in determining which activities and services are required at each site. We then work with both site management staff and residents to deliver the desired activities and services. This resident engagement model promotes resident buy-in and constructive participation in the community.

Members of our staff interview residents to determine the types of services they need or desire. Services are tailored to each property based on the needs of residents, and new services are introduced as new needs arise. We coordinate food and drug delivery services, local agency services, transportation of residents for errands and appointments, the provision of housekeeping services and personal care, the establishment of social programs, and more, for residents’ benefit.

Because the needs of seniors change as they age, our resident engagement coordinators evaluate resident needs as a part of everyday operations. Through this hands-on approach, we can continuously match the needs of residents with the available resources in the community and can also match available senior volunteers with the needs of their local community.

In conjunction with permanent onsite staff, our resident engagement coordinators work with residents both individually and in groups to provide them with the information required to access the full array of senior services available. They also prepare a library of locally available resources which the residents can utilize on their own.

Often, as seniors age in place, they lose the physical capabilities necessary to maintain their households independently. When this occurs, our resident engagement coordinators can assist them in selecting a part-time housekeeper to perform services on an affordable, contractual basis. These services are primarily funded by the resident, but resident engagement coordinators, through negotiation and coordination of a number of residents’ needs, are able to present them with the most affordable options available. Some residents who are for the most part able to live independently nonetheless require personal assistance with some daily activities. Our resident engagement coordinators can assist them in a personal care provider and can assist income-eligible residents in applying for financial local and state government personal care assistance programs.

The following is a sampling of resident engagement programs and activities offered at our senior housing communities:

Clinton Manor:
  • Intergenerational Service Projects with Camp Fire Teens
  • Resident Appreciation Days
  • Resident Council Meetings and Events
  • Bi-Weekly Prayer Breakfast
  • Community breakfasts with Community Leaders
  • Holiday Events
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
Laurel Lakes:
  • Monthly Good Neighbors Morning Coffee Club
  • Weekly Grocery Trips
  • Intergenerational Service Projects with Camp Fire Teens
  • Twice Weekly morning breakfast club
  • Weekly Aerobics
  • Holiday Events
  • Weekly Bingo
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
  • Health and Wellness Seminars
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
  • Community breakfasts with Community Leaders
Madison House:
  • Virginia Health Care Services
    • Health and Wellness Classes
    • Fitness Classes
    • Wellness Center Visits
    • Weekly Nurse Visits
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
  • Holiday Events
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
  • Daily Senior Café Lunch Program & Coffee by Loudoun County
  • Daily Walking Club
  • Monthly Public Library visits
  • Weekly Bingo
Fort Washington Manor:
  • Mission Health
    • Health and Wellness Classes
    • Fitness Classes
    • Wellness Center Visits
  • Monthly Resident Association Meetings
  • Intergenerational Service Projects with Camp Fire Teens
  • Monthly SHARE Food Program
  • Monthly Craft Nights
  • Weekly Offsite Travel
  • Community Breakfasts with Community Leaders
  • Holiday Events
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
The Maples:
  • Community meals with community groups
  • Monthly Holiday Events
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
  • Bingo
  • Craft Fairs
  • Nickle Raffles
  • Coffee Club
Mill Park Terrace:
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
  • Virginia Health Care Services
    • Health and Wellness Classes
      • Diabetes Education Class
      • Spa Days
      • Weekly Exercise Classes
      • Personal Medication Reconciliation Appointments
      • Podiatrist Visits, every 2-3 months
    • Holiday Events
    • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
    • Yearly Community Resource Expo
    • Twice Monthly Rappahannock Library Lobby Stop
    • Monthly Service Brief: Ask Maintenance and Management Meeting
    • Monthly Food Bank Distribution
Potomac Woods 1 & 2:
  • Yearly Community Resource Expo
  • Holiday Events
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration
  • Wii Bowling Tournaments
  • “Babes in the Woods” Mentorship program for young mothers
  • OmniBus Trips to Shopping
  • Quarterly Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up
  • Coffee Club
  • Weekly Bible Sharing
  • Weekly Food Pantry

Family communities

The programs provided at our family properties vary widely in accordance with the needs of each community. We embrace the cultural diversity of our communities and work with the residents and staff to identify and provide needed services. We are able to expand our capabilities and reach by partnering with other community service providers such as the Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE); Campfire and Catholic Charities. The following is a sampling of resident engagement programs and activities offered at our multi-family sites:

3 Tree Flats:
  • 3Tree Thursday: Social events to promote community fellowship.
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays.
  • Resident meetings with management: to address issues and mingle with building management.
Auburn Manor:
  • Summer Food Service Program: USDA Summer Food Program provided by Prince Georges County Public Schools. Meals provided to school aged youth throughout the summer.
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays.
  • Saturday Morning Music Instruction, by the Cultural Academy for Excellence
Belle Courts:
  • Monthly Resident Activities Meeting
  • Summer Food Service Program: Sponsored by Kid Central. Serving meals to youth during the summer.
  • National Night Out: sponsored by the local Police Department
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
Langley Gardens:
  • County Police Community Office: The center helps the community with police advice, domestic violence, child support advice, DWI & DUI process, eviction orientation, driving tickets, and more.
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
  • Summer Food Service Program: Sponsored by Kid Central. Serving meals to youth during the summer.
  • Catholic Community Center of Langley Park
Metro Village:
  • Network Action Team (NAT): Residents work on resident/management relations, make arrangements for upcoming events, and strategize on how to increase and improve resident involvement in Community Network Building.
  • Community Network Nights: Community fellowship. Residents share a meal, meet and plan activities to build relationships.
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
Mosby Heights:
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church Programs
  • Gus Bus Bookmobile for kids to pick out books to read
  • Kids bible study
  • Weekly Teen Outreach Program
  • Educational Mentoring Programs
  • Educational tutoring by TOP
  • English as a Second Language Classes
  • Citizenship classes
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
Penn Mar:
  • USDA Summer Food Service Program. Food provided by Prince Georges County Public Schools.
  • Camp Fire Youth Programs, weekly and summer programs.
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
Quebec Arms:

Partnering with Catholic Community Center of Langley Park

  • ESL Classes
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Computer Training Classes
  • Franciscan Youth Meetings
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
  • USDA Summer Food Service Program. Food provided by Prince Georges County Public Schools.
Queens Manor:

Partnering with Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE)

  • Mission: “To enhance the academic, social and leadership skills; and provide an alternative to negative behaviors through the performing arts.”
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
Royal Courts / Savannah Heights:
  • Monthly Birthday Party for residents
  • Summer Meal Program serving lunch and an afternoon snack
  • Camp Fire Youth Programs, weekly and summer programs.
  • AmeriCorps Vista Workers
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.
University Manor:
  • Summer Food Service Program: provided by Share Our Strength, and the Latin American Youth Center.
  • Camp Fire Youth Programs, weekly and summer programs.
  • AmeriCorps Vista Workers
  • Holiday Events: Special events to celebrate holidays and seasons.